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  1. TIFF image output format

    Our client requires an output format of TIFF. Currently they are seeking a way to convert from PDF, but ideally they would like it embedded in Windward.

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  2. RESTful Engine - Embedded Datasource in Request

    Currently when passing and XML or JSON data source within a REST request it has to be encoded into base64. It would be very valuable to be able to pass the XML or JSON data directly within the REST request.

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  3. Update table of contents after docx report has been generated

    When docx report is generated, update the table of contents as the last step before saving the report output. Reason: if the report contains imported html documents, the page numbers in the ToC are often wrong after the 1st html document. With lots of documents, the page numbers get increasingly out of sync. The user has to use F9 in the output file to correct this.

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  5. Javelin to limit output options

    Javelin to limit output options for a template or group of templates.

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  6. Enable double-clicking a tag in the footer to open the Tag Editor

    Currently, if you double-click a tag in the header or main body of a Word document, the Tag Editor window opens. This is not true in the footer. A workaround is to double-click the footer tag, then double-click somewhere on the doc outside the footer, but this is not user-friendly and is not consistent with the functionality in other parts of the document. A sample is attached that replicates the issue.

    I understand this is due to limitations of the Word/Office API, but if this can stay on the radar as something to fix if the Office API gets better,…

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  7. Make image cropping work with PDF generation

    When adding an image to a Word document you can select a few cropping options under picture tools / format ->crop. You can choose whether to fill or fit the image inside the allocated space. This works fine when generating to docx, however the PDF converter does not support this so whatever the value you select for cropping, the images always get squashed.

    This is mainly an issue when used with an import tag to dynamically import an image; at that point we don't know what the exact aspect ratio will be, but we do want to make sure it…

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  8. Use pod without formatting

    I would like to be able to use a pod but retain the formatting of the destination template document and ignore any formatting from the pod (or not even store the formatting in the pod). In particular, in Excel I only want to be able to put an OUT tag into a cell from the pod bin and keep the formatting of the cell.

    The current workaround (in Excel) is:
    create a pod based on a single tag
    Put the pod into a cell in the new document in a temporary sheet
    Copy the cell text then paste into the…

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  9. Don't allow a POD to be created if it contains undefined variables.

    Currently, a POD can be created that contains Tags which refer to variables defined in other Tags not included in the POD. Then those Tags fail when the POD is used in another template. Request that when a POD is saved, Report Designer checks whether there are undefined variables in any Tag, and if so, rejects saving the POD with a message like "POD contains undefined variables."

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  10. NuGet packages for specific targets such as .Net4.5 without the overhead of unwanted dlls such as MongoDb.

    Have NuGet packages for specific targets such as .Net4.5 without the overhead of unwanted dlls such as MongoDb and the J# dlls. The namespaces can get polluted when working in Visual Studio.
    It would be nice to have the smallest footprint of DLLs required to run Winward without have to currently remove one-by-one and hope nothing breaks.

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  11. Javelin Permissions

    Javelin permission should be enhanced to restrict the
    1. Create Folder
    2. Upload
    3. Viewing of POD tab
    4. Viewing of Schedule tab

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  12. RESTful engine async does not check for the validity of the report request and immediately returns a Guid. It would be prefered that the RES

    RESTful engine async does not check for the validity of the report request and immediately returns a Guid. It would be preferred that
    the RESTful engine checks immediately and return an error message instead.

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  13. Can we have a table type variable so as to avoid repeat SQL calls?

    Our developers indicated it would be very useful to have a table type variable or something similar (e.g. structure or user defined type) to store SQL statement results and so avoid repeated calls to the database.

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  14. Bursting - the Java Engine should be able to email sections/pages to different people.

    This would allow a user to run a deposit slip report and have each page generated and emailed out to the individual the slip is for.

    Or a company report divided by department with each departments section automatically emailed out to the department head.

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  15. Enemy Nations 2

    Playing Enemy Nations is one of the highlights of my childhood - it was a fantastic strategy game way ahead of its time.

    I realize this is not the area of focus for Windward anymore, but is there any chance that one day a sequel might be made?

    Loving all the work you guys do.

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  16. RESTful Engine does not support ReportText!

    We current switched from the .NET engine to the RESTful engine and discovered that we lost the ability to create Text reports. For some reason the RESTful engine does not support this simple file output. Can you please put this feature into the RESTful engine? We have many customers that require text reports that are directly loaded into mainframes and/or other hardware and we can't provide any other file format.

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  17. formatting to respected currency (not all that are available as basic excel formats are available in windward)

    we do business in 3 region and use different mode of currency payments such as USD, GBP, EUR and AED.

    when building templates with relevant information that goes to finance teams for analysis i used windward(autotag) in excel linked to my SQL database. i have to created templates that are currency specific i.e. if the product was sold in GBP i have to produce all sales and expenditures towards the product in their respected GBP currency. (e.g. £1,100.56)

    i have noticed that AED is not a current format that windward allows me to convert the figure too. however this feature…

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  18. Multiple Print

    We are trying to use the RESTful Engine to print reports (autotag templates). Currently, there is no feature to send a request for multiple copies of a job. If you need to print 3 copies of the same report, you will need to send the job 3 times. It will be great if you can command to have number of copies to print.

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