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  1. restful enginge output to image

    We would like to output reports to JPG (or other image format) with RESTfull engine.

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      2 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Justified Alignment With Condensed Font Spacing

      Justified alignment with condensed font spacing is resulting in left alignment instead of justified alignment in the PDF output. A basic template attached to this request can demonstrate this issue.

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        1 comment  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dynamically colour table cell backgrounds in Report Designer

        Hi

        We would like the functionality to dynamically input coloured table cell backgrounds in our template. The colours we use are pulled dynamically from our data source and are defined by our clients, therefore the conditional formatting of table cells is inadequate as the conditional formatting always requires a hard-coded value to be present in the template to compare against.

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          0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Generate HTML output in multipart MIME format

          One of the things we use the Windward Engine for is to generate HTML (based on templates) that is then sent out via email.
          But a lot of mail clients don't support the way the Engine handles <img> tags (with the src property as an inline base64 encoded string).
          Since multipart MIME is supported by many more mail clients, it would be great if the Windward Engine could generate its output in multipart MIME format!

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            0 comments  ·  Java Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Merge the printed documents

            We have letters printed based on the letter (unique)id so when there are 100 letters for example we do have 100 letters(documents) printed which is great and that is how we anticipate the outcome, along with that we have a mail merge process that merges all 100 individual letters to one document, this way the team which prints the letter will have to send the one file to the machine for printing all 100 letters instead sending 100 different individual letters. I want to check and see if we have any process that merges individual printed letters to one single…

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              0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Designer support for MSWord Comments

              When generating reports we would like AutoTag to provide the ability to create MSWord comments. Our reports can be quite large and require QA reviews. As part of our JSON we include a comments/notes structure. We'd like to take that JSON element and create a comment.

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                0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Encrypted PDF output

                The ability to deliver an encrypted output a PDF document.

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                  2 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow attached files of type .rldx and .zip

                  Request the "Attach a File" feature of this website allows files of type .rldx and .zip.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

                    Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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                      0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

                      Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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                        0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

                        Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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                          0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TIFF image output format

                          Our client requires an output format of TIFF. Currently they are seeking a way to convert from PDF, but ideally they would like it embedded in Windward.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • QR code

                            QR code support
                            We would like to have QR code support for upcoming windward version.
                            For example a new tag <wr:qrcode>somedata</wr:qrcode>.

                            37 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Data Validation to propagate to the new document.

                              Data Validation constrains the values of a cell to items in a predetermined range. This would allow selection lists to be populated by AutoTag select statements.

                              23 votes
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                                under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Windward Version 13  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • formatting to respected currency (not all that are available as basic excel formats are available in windward)

                                we do business in 3 region and use different mode of currency payments such as USD, GBP, EUR and AED.

                                when building templates with relevant information that goes to finance teams for analysis i used windward(autotag) in excel linked to my SQL database. i have to created templates that are currency specific i.e. if the product was sold in GBP i have to produce all sales and expenditures towards the product in their respected GBP currency. (e.g. £1,100.56)

                                i have noticed that AED is not a current format that windward allows me to convert the figure too. however this feature…

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                                  1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • OfficeToPDF, eliminate Word startup

                                  Using the OfficeToPDF feature involves significant additional time and part of it seems to involve the startup of Word application. Suggestion is to have a running instance in the background and use it for all related requests/processing.

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hello Again Reporter!

                                    One of our support team updated me that this issue persists even when an instance of Word is running since additional instances are opened for additional requests. I am re-opening this idea and we will still watch to see if we receive additional votes to see if there is more demand.

                                    Thank you for you patience!
                                    - The Windward Team

                                  • RESTful engine async does not check for the validity of the report request and immediately returns a Guid. It would be prefered that the RES

                                    RESTful engine async does not check for the validity of the report request and immediately returns a Guid. It would be preferred that
                                    the RESTful engine checks immediately and return an error message instead.

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                                      0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Word image cropping work with import tags

                                      We need to crop images to a designated area, regardless of aspect ratio, because we serve images of all kinds of sizes and we want to prevent: a) an image from getting stretched/squashed and b) an image pushing the rest of the layout off the page. The images we serve are photos made during inspections by building inspectors with all sorts of mobile devices, in both landscape and portrait mode.

                                      When you use an import tag and then preview/render, it will save the image it downloads in the document. I will call this the "preview image". Currently when you use…

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

                                        We are trying to use the RESTful Engine to print reports (autotag templates). Currently, there is no feature to send a request for multiple copies of a job. If you need to print 3 copies of the same report, you will need to send the job 3 times. It will be great if you can command to have number of copies to print.

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                                          0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Possibility to add HTML header information for email templates

                                          Would be a big improvement to have the possibility to add HTML header information when creating an e-mail template, to define following fields of the email:
                                          - From
                                          - To
                                          - Subject
                                          When creating a letter-template, it's easy to add address information on the template, as the address is printed on a letter.
                                          More and more communications are sent via email. Windward should provide the possibility to add HTML header information. Adding Tags in the HTML header would give us the possibility to add ‘invisible’ but needed tags on a template.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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