Application.FilePageSetupLegendEx method (Project)

Creates a legend for printing views of task data, where color can be a hexadecimal value.


expression.FilePageSetupLegendEx (Name, TextWidth, LegendOn, Alignment, Text, LabelFontName, LabelFontSize, LabelFontBold, LabelFontItalic, LabelFontUnderline, LabelFontColor)

expression An expression that returns an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Name Optional String The name of the view or report for which to set up legends for printing.
TextWidth Optional Integer The width of the text, in inches or centimeters.
LegendOn Optional Long The pages on which the legend appears. Can be one of the following PjLegend constants: pjNoLegend, pjAfterLastPage, or pjOnEveryPage.
Alignment Optional Long The alignment of the text in the legend. Can be one of the following PjAlignment constants: pjLeft, pjCenter, or pjRight. The default value is pjCenter.
Text Optional String The text to display in the legend. The special format codes can be included as part of the legend.
LabelFontName Optional String The name of the font.
LabelFontSize Optional Integer The size of the font in points.
LabelFontBold Optional Boolean True if the font is bold; otherwise, False.
LabelFontItalic Optional Boolean True if the font is italic; otherwise, False.
LabelFontUnderline Optional Boolean True if the font is underlined; otherwise, False.
LabelFontColor Optional Long The color of the font. Can be a hexadecimal RGB value, where red is the last byte. For example, the value &H01FFFF is yellow.

Format codes

Format code Description
&B Turns bold printing on or off.
&I Turns italic printing on or off.
&U Turns underline printing on or off.
&""fontname"" Prints characters that follow the format code in the specified font. For example, &""Arial"".
&nn Prints characters that follow the format code in the specified font size. Use a two-digit number to specify a size in points. For example, &08.
&P""path"" Inserts the specified image. For example, &P"" [My Documents] \Image.gif"". The term [My Documents] represents the full path to your My Documents folder.
&[Date] Prints the current system date.
&[Time] Prints the current system time.
&[File] Prints the file name.
&[Page] Prints the page number.
&[Pages] Prints the total number of pages in the document.
&[Project Title] Prints the title.
&[Company] Prints the company name.
&[Manager] Prints the manager name.
&[Start Date] Prints the project start date.
&[Finish Date] Prints the project finish date.
&[Current Date] Prints the project current date.
&[Status Date] Prints the project status date.
&[View] Prints the view name.
&[Report] Prints the report name.
&[Filter] Prints the filter name.
&[Saved Date] Prints the last saved date.
&[Subject] Prints the subject.
&[Author] Prints the author.
&[Keyword] Prints the keyword(s).
&[Field_Name] Prints the value of the field specified with Field_Name. If a macro will be run in more than one language, the field specified with Field_Name must use the name localized for each language. For example, &[Actual Cost].

Return value



Using the FilePageSetupLegendEx method without specifying any arguments displays the Page Setup dialog box with the Legend tab selected.

Note FilePageSetupLegendEx works only with views of task data.


The following example sets up a legend for printing.

Sub SetLegend() 
    Dim strLegend As String 
    strLegend = GetFontFormatCode("Arial") 
    strLegend = strLegend & "&BThis text will appear in the legend.&B" 
    Application.FilePageSetupLegendEx Text:=strLegend, _ 
        Alignment:=pjCenter, LegendOn:=pjOnEveryPage 
End Sub 
Public Function GetFontFormatCode(strFontName As String) As String 
    GetFontFormatCode = "&" & Chr(34) & strFontName & Chr(34) 
End Function

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