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  • Inserting annotations into a report
  • Deleting an annotation from a report
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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, ...
Annotations will be printed in the report and will be displayed when exporting a document (PDF, email, etc.).
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 upper-left corner of the rectangle.
    • Keep the mouse button down until you reach the lower-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.
  • Insert a watermark.
    • Click "Watermark".
    • In the window that appears, you can specify:
      Watermark properties in the report viewer
      • the destination of the watermark: print and/or duplicate copy.
      • the positioning of the watermark: ascending diagonal, descending diagonal or horizontal.
      • the text of the watermark, its font, its size, its color and its opacity.
  • Blur text, images, etc.
    • Click "Blur area".
    • Define the area to be blurred.
    • The elements within the defined area are blurred.
  • 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.
  • 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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Last update: 05/26/2022

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