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The print preview is used to copy a text found in the report in order to paste it in a file of another application.
Reminder: The print preview is available:
  • in the report editor of WINDEV, WEBDEV, WINDEV Mobile.
  • in "Reports and Queries".
  • when printing reports from a WINDEV application.
How to proceed?
To copy a text:
  1. Click Text Selection icon found in the print preview. In the print preview, on the "Preview" pane, in the "Mode" group, click "Selection" ( Text Selection icon ).
  2. Select the text to copy: select the first letter of the sentence or expression and drag until you reach the last letter.
    Note: The text to select can be found on several pages.
  3. Copy the selected text. You can:
    • Press [CTRL] + [C].
    • Select "Copy" from the popup menu of the selection (right mouse click).
  4. Paste the text in the requested software (by pressing [CTRL] + [V] for example).
    Note: If the target software supports it, the colors of the copied text will be respected.

Special cases

  • The graphic shapes found in the selection will not be copied.
  • If the report contains text in RTF format, don't forget to use the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant (iParameter) to optimize the text selection.
Minimum version required
  • Version 18
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