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  • How to proceed?
  • Inserting annotations into a report
  • Deleting an annotation from a report
  • Notes
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Annotations in the print preview (version 19)
Warning
From version 20, the annotations are performed via the ribbon of print preview. See Annotation pane in the print preview for more details.
Overview
Does your application allow you to print several reports? The end user has the ability to write annotations from the print preview: 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 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?

Inserting annotations into a report

To insert annotations in a report, use the icons from the annotation toolbar:
You can:
  • Cancel or redo an action.
  • Hand draw ("pen" icon). To do so, click the icon and start drawing.
  • Draw an arrow ("arrow" icon). To do so, click the icon and define the start and end points of arrow. The top of arrow will be drawn at the end of line.
  • Draw a border ("border" icon). To do so, click the icon and define the top left corner and the bottom right corner of the border.
  • Insert a text ("text" icon). To do so, click the icon then click the location where the text will be inserted. A toolbar allows you to define the characteristics of inserted text (size, color, ...).
  • Insert an image ("Image" icon). To do so, click the icon and define the area where the image will be inserted. The file picker is automatically opened to type the path of image to insert.
The toolbar can also be used to define the default line size as well as 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.
Notes
  • iParameterPreview is used to disable the annotation toolbar if necessary.
  • The annotations can be moved in the current report page only. An annotation cannot be moved from a page to another one.
Minimum version required
  • Version 14
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