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  1. Tags inserted into a template should automatically adopt the output to default style of the Word doc rather than Times New Roman size 12

    An annoying and time consuming to eradicate 'feature' when auto-tagging into Word is that tags inserted into the template, default to Times New Roman size 12, rather than taking on the font style and size of the whole template ie. normal default.

    This applies to both, in the actual template and more annoyingly in the output file generated.

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    1 comment  ·  Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. acrofield Signature support

    We could really use support for inserting acrofield for Signature to docx templates as it would be generated to pdf output.

    I do not know any workaround to achieve this.

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    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add test-engine message to the header instead of to the body

    Our automated test process counts the number of pages of created documents. In some cases they can never be more than one.

    Because of the extra body text "Report created by Windward test version - www.windward.net" our test cases fail when the document is just on the limit. See attached an example of such situation.

    This could be avoided if the text was put in the header as a text box behind the text (like the workaround for creating a watermark, "Voorbeeld" in our test case).

    This has the additional advantage for you, that all the documents will be…

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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!

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Java Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Support for .NET Core (at least on Windows)

    All new development in our company is .NET Core, and we would like to continue using Windward Reports.

    From our correspondance it sounds like the problem is finding the license key. I can tell from experience that figuring out what config file to use and exactly how to specify the license key is also a pain for your users. I suggest, as someone else has also done, that you let the application supply the license key instead of trying to find it.

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    0 comments  ·  .NET Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow for dynamic drop down based on amount of returned rows

    Currently, when a drop down is created in a cell (static or dynamic) the drop down is removed when the report is generated.

    Either add a Windward drop down function (ideal), or support Excel generated drop downs.

    Another helpful addition to this would be to make the drop down options distinct (optional, chosen by user).

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    1 comment  ·  Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Support additional 'Advanced' options for set tags

    set variable tags currently have limited options in terms of setting options.
    I recently needed to add a default value to a Set tag and this was possible by editing the tag but not possible through the Wizard (however it is possible for Out tags to do this)

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    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Open the Tag Editor window in the center of the screen rather than below the cursor

    Currently, when you double-click a tag to open the Tag Editor, the window is opened directly below the position of the cursor. That's fine if the tag is at the top of the window, but if it's near the bottom then the Tag Editor window is partially or even almost completely off the screen. I would prefer that the editor window open consistently in the center of the screen (or perhaps even better, optionally remember its last position and open there) so I don't have to drag the window to see its contents and so it appears consistently and reliably.

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    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Would like the RESTful engine to be able to return plain text instead of base64 encoded response for CSV output

    Would like the RESTful engine to be able to return plain text instead of base64 encoded response for CSV output requests. Currently, all responses are returned base64 encoded which wouldn't be necessary for a CSV report just plain text would be better.

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    0 comments  ·  RESTful Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. HIDE/SHOW TAG with Flag for keeping/not keeping CALCULATIONS

    A TAG to hide all what is coming up after this TAG, this could be a large calculation, tables etc. A TAG to put at the end to show again what is coming after. This could be the same TAG with a hide/show flag.

    In the same TAG we could have an additional flag if the calculations between HIDE/SHOW are active or not.

    If would be very helpful if we could put this TAG between IF/ELSE/END_IF.

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    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Dynamic Word Charts

    It is useful to re-use templates and just connect them to a different (similar) datasource. However depending on the values, charts can stop displaying properly. Legends may get cut-off for example.
    It would be nice if charts were smarter and automatically adjusted to new data.

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    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Need Easy way to set either standard (1,321.36) or Euro (1.321,36) numeric formatting for OUT tags.

    An enhancement to the TEXT function that allows me to format numeric fields in either standard (1,321.36) or Euro (1.321,36) formats is required. The ability to select this in the "formatting" field would be perfect as I could reference a SET tag that I create based on user selections and then have one or the other formats flow through my document.

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    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow formatting in set tags

    It is not currently possible to supply formatting in set tags (e.g. if I have a value stored as a string that I want to convert to a number - to do maths on it)
    I have to: Create an out tag (setting it as a variable) and perform the required formatting - put this tag in white text so it's not displayed

    Ideally I would like to have all the options I have available for formatting an Out tag in a Set tag

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    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Output Templates in XML format

    Our business needs to output in XML format in addition to existing formats offered by Winward Autotag.

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  15. Support QuickStyles with DOCX template and DOCX output

    If the style checkbox "quickstyle" is checked in the template, it should not be unchecked in the final report.

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    0 comments  ·  Java Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Expand date parsing to other standard formats

    Currently, AutoTag is able to parse dates stored in ISO format (e.g. "2017-09-12T00:00:00.000Z" stored with the toISOString JavaScript method) without any additional input from the user beyond specifying a date output format and type. However, it throws an error when other standard formats are used, such as that generated by the toDateString JavaScript method (e.g. "Tue Jan 12 2017 00:00:00 GMT-0000 (UTC)"). A workaround may be to spell out the format in the Input attribute on the tag, but this is cumbersome and not user-friendly. It would be better if AutoTag natively parsed standard formats other than ISO.

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  17. 3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Validation to identify non-existent XML data sources

    I am currently building a new template with changing XML data sources and values.
    The values prove to be no issue as the new data is simply pulled into the Output.
    However, if the XSD/XML changes, say the data point name, then the Output just ignores the Autotag ie. null value inserted in Output. The validation tool doesn't identify 'broken' Autotags and actually states that the validation was successful. This also applies to the 'Preview' button, which returns a null but doesn't mention that the data point couldn't be found.

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    1 comment  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Support for test.salesforce.com

    With the Salesforce.com Datasource there isn't a way to switch the salesforce.com instance used to a sandbox instance.

    Sandbox instances use test.salesforce.com as opposed to production and developer instances which use login.salesforce.com to create the connection.

    Our template authors do not always have access to the production instance to do development of templates.

    Also we usually run User Acceptance Testing against sandbox instances.

    So without this functionality we are unable to develop or test new autotag templates.

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    2 comments  ·  AutoTag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Basic Authentication with Jira

    AutoTag claims to support basic authentication on json requests. However, when trying to connect to Jira, Windward's authentication doesn't work. Having basic authentication work would allow us to run custom reports against the Jira API.

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