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  1. Auditing

    Ability to report how many report have been generated using the tool.

    Helps for internal reviews and shows usefulness of the tool

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      1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keep 'Shrink to fit' setting in Excel

      Please preserve 'Shrink to fit' setting on a cell while generating an Excel spreadsheet with AutoTag.
      I use AutoTag 15.1.48.0 for Excel and it keeps 'Wrap text' setting already. Why not to support the one in charge of cell content shrinking?

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        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to Embed Files in Word Templates

        I would like to see the ability to embed a file into a template. The file should not be merged with the template, but simply embedded as a file that could be opened and viewed at a later time.

        The parameters for the embedding should have the ability to specify the location of the file from a data source, OR given specified location manually provided.

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          1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need Easy way to set either standard (1,321.36) or Euro (1.321,36) numeric formatting for OUT tags.

          An enhancement to the TEXT function that allows me to format numeric fields in either standard (1,321.36) or Euro (1.321,36) formats is required. The ability to select this in the "formatting" field would be perfect as I could reference a SET tag that I create based on user selections and then have one or the other formats flow through my document.

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            1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow formatting in set tags

            It is not currently possible to supply formatting in set tags (e.g. if I have a value stored as a string that I want to convert to a number - to do maths on it)
            I have to: Create an out tag (setting it as a variable) and perform the required formatting - put this tag in white text so it's not displayed

            Ideally I would like to have all the options I have available for formatting an Out tag in a Set tag

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              1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for converting UTC dates to local time

              Our datasource returns dates in UTC format, but we would like to display these as local time in the generated document.

              The local time setting would take the locale setting on the server hosting the Windward engine.

              Although an optional feature might be to allow a parameter to be passed to the report generation that would indicate what locale you want your dates formatted in.

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I would love to have embedded documents updated

                I would love to have a word template that has an excel (or power point) file embedded in the template, that also gets updated with the same pramteres. And if you could choose to use the embedded document based on a parameter, then you could switch it "On/off" depending if the output needs to have it embedded.

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                  1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Custom OrderBy criteria.

                  The capability to define custom OrderBy rules. We have properties we would like to order by, and these properties return string values that we would like to order by in a non-alphabetical fashion.

                  Example orderby: (Critical, High, Medium, Low, Info)

                  Workaround right now is to change the return type of the property to int and keep track of a mapping between the int and the original string.

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                    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add test-engine message to the header instead of to the body

                    Our automated test process counts the number of pages of created documents. In some cases they can never be more than one.

                    Because of the extra body text "Report created by Windward test version - www.windward.net" our test cases fail when the document is just on the limit. See attached an example of such situation.

                    This could be avoided if the text was put in the header as a text box behind the text (like the workaround for creating a watermark, "Voorbeeld" in our test case).

                    This has the additional advantage for you, that all the documents will be…

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                      1 comment  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Conditional Formatting Rule Manager more user friendly.

                      Dear Windward,

                      Is it possible to make the option to define a condition on a tag more user friendly.

                      A way to create a condition with a Condition Wizard (that let you select and compare nodes/variables/..) would be very helpfull.

                      To select a color in the Format wizard, a color picker would also be very helpfull instead of entering hex values manually.

                      Kind Regards Jochen

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                        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • List Javelin in categories

                        Why Javelin is not in the category list of ideas submission

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                          1 comment  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create an output for a two dimensional grid of numbers (e.g. a term and mileage price matrix)

                          Create an output for a two dimensional grid of numbers (e.g. a term and mileage price matrix)
                          The current solution only allows the generation of a table in on direction rather than two

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                            1 comment  ·  Windward Version 15  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • acrofield Signature support

                            We could really use support for inserting acrofield for Signature to docx templates as it would be generated to pdf output.

                            I do not know any workaround to achieve this.

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                              0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • html

                              The HTML to Template in Word conversion need upgrading. Especially tables. Also underline, indentation, and bulleted and numbered list to name a few things.

                              55 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow manual entries into the Chart Tag legend

                                The chart tag at the moment only detects values within the data source, causing inconsistencies between values/color (e.g. risk levels) across multiples of the same report.

                                It would be great to include the functionality to manually add entries to the Chart Tag legend. This would allow consistency creating reports that require uniformity in values and colors.

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                                  1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Search functionality for JSON datasource

                                  It would be nice to have some searchbox in AutoTag Data Bin. Data source which we are using, have thousands of properties, so it would be faster to type few keys and filter appropriate properties.

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                                    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Javelin Permissions

                                    Javelin permission should be enhanced to restrict the
                                    1. Create Folder
                                    2. Upload
                                    3. Viewing of POD tab
                                    4. Viewing of Schedule tab

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                                    • Javelin to limit output options

                                      Javelin to limit output options for a template or group of templates.

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                                        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dynamic Word Charts

                                        It is useful to re-use templates and just connect them to a different (similar) datasource. However depending on the values, charts can stop displaying properly. Legends may get cut-off for example.
                                        It would be nice if charts were smarter and automatically adjusted to new data.

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                                          1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Support for Native Excel Conditional Formatting

                                          Since one of the main selling features of Windward is that you can create your reports using Office products which you already know how to do, supporting native conditional formatting in Excel might make more sense to the common user than having to edit Tag properties to accomplish a similar outcome.

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