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Report viewer: "Annotate" pane
Overview
Does your application allow you to print several reports? The end user has the ability to write annotations from the report viewer: drawing, arrow, formatted text, ...
The annotations will be printed in the report and they will be displayed during an export (PDF, email, ...).
This feature is available for the prints performed with the report editor (or with "Reports & Queries") and for the programmed prints (performed with the WLanguage functions).
Reminder: The report viewer is available:
  • in the report editor of WINDEV, WEBDEV, WINDEV Mobile.
  • in "Reports and Queries".
  • when printing reports from a WINDEV application.
How to?

Inserting annotations into a report

To insert annotations, go to the "Annotate" pane of the report viewer:
Annotate pane
You can:
  • Cancel or redo an action.
  • Hand draw:
    • Click "Brush".
    • Start drawing.
  • Draw an arrow.
    • Click "Arrow".
    • Click in the report viewer to set the starting point.
    • Keep the mouse button down until you reach the end point of the arrow. The head of arrow will be drawn at the end of the line.
  • Draw a border.
    • Click "Rectangle".
    • Click in the report viewer to set the top left corner of the rectangle.
    • Keep the mouse button down until you reach the bottom right corner of the rectangle.
  • Insert a text.
    • Click "Text".
    • Define a rectangle where the text will be inserted.
    • A toolbar allows you to define the characteristics of inserted text (size, color, ...).
    • Type the text.
  • Insert an image.
    • Click "Image".
    • Define the area where the image will be inserted.
    • The file picker is automatically opened to type the path of image to insert.
  • Define the default line size.
  • Define the color used by default.

Deleting an annotation from a report

To delete an annotation from a report:
  1. Select the requested annotation.
  2. Press the Del key to delete the annotation.
Remark
  • iParameterViewer is used to disable the annotation pane if necessary (iButtonAnnotation constant).
  • Annotations can only be moved to the current page displayed in the report viewer. An annotation cannot be moved from a page to another one.
Minimum version required
  • Version 20
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