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  1. Make Conditional Formatting Rule Manager more user friendly.

    Dear Windward,

    Is it possible to make the option to define a condition on a tag more user friendly.

    A way to create a condition with a Condition Wizard (that let you select and compare nodes/variables/..) would be very helpfull.

    To select a color in the Format wizard, a color picker would also be very helpfull instead of entering hex values manually.

    Kind Regards Jochen

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    Hello Reporter,

    This idea has been partially accepted. We have accepted to enable users to open the Condition Wizard from inside the Conditional Formatting Rule Manager. As for the color picker, I have entered a story in our backlog, but we will wait to see interest in this specifically before reviewing the idea again. I entered this new ticket for the color picker, please leave a vote on it if you are still interested: http://ideas.windwardstudios.com/forums/248503-windward-beta-program/suggestions/39340099-add-color-picker-to-conditional-formatting-rule-ma

    Thank you for your suggestion, and please submit any other ideas you have to improve the product.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  2. Table of Contents /t field code not performing as expected - Feature

    /t seems to be broken when it is used in Table of Contents. When generating a doc output, the TOC ignores the /t and includes all of the headings/styles in the document. Updating the TOC in the output fixes it, which means something is occurring in the generation of the output.

    In addition, when multiple unique TOC's are in a document, all of the TOC's will break if only ONE TOC has the /t field.

    Deleting /t and only using /o is the current mediocre workaround. But it would be great if /t could work so we could use our…

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  3. Windward Community

    Hi,

    I would be interested to exchange knowledge with other Windward users, see what they do and show what we do.

    Would be great if Windward could facilitate this :)

    Cheers,

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  4. Json data source: Distinct value for a column feature is not available

    Json data source: Distinct value for a column feature is not available.It is a common feature for any reporting tool and it is very much needed for the reports which we are creating.

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  5. Output of Excel column auto-filters set in template

    Given that your report generator effectively generates rows of data (in Excel format), it would make sense that the ability to setup auto-filters and have them show up in the output be there as well.

    As it is now, all our customers who use the output generated from our templates have to manually go into each tab and turn on the column filters, as the filters we have setup in the templates to not make it to the output.

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    Hello Reporter,

    I am happy to update the status of this idea to planned! I have been collecting similar ideas and have determined that their is sufficient demand for us to accept this suggestion. I will update this ticket again when development has started on this functionality. Thank you for your idea, and please submit any other suggestions you have to improve our product.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  6. Deeper level Order By (JSON)

    I'm working with a JSON data source and currently only ordering by direct children is supported. Sometimes it is useful to be able to order by on a deeper level, therefore please include this feature in a future release.

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  7. Preserve page number formatting across different sections in Word (AutoTag)

    Currently in Autotag 12.5.37, when there are different sections in a Word Document that utilize different page number formats (e.g. i/ii/iii/iv/... and 1/2/3/4/...) and a document is generated from a data source, the formatting in the template does not come through and all page numbers default to the 1/2/3/4/... format, resulting in confusion for the reader.

    Allowing for this capability will make it easier for Autotag users to maintain a more refined template where readers can more easily identify the section that they are reading and reduces rework for Autotag users.

    Thanks!

    6 votes
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    Hello Reporter,

    This idea has been accepted for future development and added to our backlog. I will update this ticket again when the functionality is targeted for a release.
    Thank you for your idea, and please submit any other suggestions you may have to improve our product.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  8. Improve Import tag handling of bad/missing data

    Currently, if the Import tag is passed bad data (e.g. an image file doesn't exist or is an unsupported format), the only apparent way to prevent the report from breaking altogether is to set a default image. But what if we don't want a default image and just want the tag to be ignored if it doesn't like the data? Or what if the default image to be shown is also data-dependent?

    I suggest two improvements:

    1. That instead of displaying a default image, the tag could optionally be ignored altogether. In many cases, it would be preferable to have no…

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  9. Escape key to exit the Edit Tag window

    Would be great if we can exit the Edit Tag window by pressing ESC key.
    Minor improvement - agree - but can be frustrating as it is part of basic standard usability.

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  10. Designer Input Parameter type Boolean

    Designer supports a number of types for template variables, but not type Boolean.
    We read the types of the template variables in order to decide which interaction element to provide to the user on our application's GUI.
    For some cases a number of tick boxes shall be provide on the GUI.

    3 votes
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  11. Support Unix Time

    Support Unix Time and be able to format that as a date or datetime

    Perhaps a new macro could do this for us.

    example converter
    https://www.unixtimestamp.com/index.php

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  12. Configure tags to accept xml inputs with different root elements

    Is it possible to configure Windward Designer tags to accept xml inputs with different root elements? For example, the sample template would produce valid output if the root element was "John" or "John_202205". In other languages, you do not always need to specify the root element. For example, you can use // to “ Selects nodes in the document from the current node that match the selection no matter where they are.”

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    Hello Reporter,

    We have received additional votes for this idea under another request, and this has been accepted for future development. Please stay tuned for this functionality to be released in a future version.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  14. Ability to view number of pages rendered by environment

    A way to identify the number of pages are executed per environment to determine if we are nearing to allowed license and get alerts to make a decision on increasing the Max Allow usage/Over usage without any disruption to client functionality. Additionally this feature helps in identifying if there is any unwarranted executions happening on a specific environment.

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    The page output per machine for a specified time range will be added to the windward store interface for FLEX Licensed Customers. More advanced features related to alerts and programmatic access to this information may be added in future version of the Windward Store.

  15. Let's make the Invalid PDF error message cleaner and easier to read

    We have encountered situations where the software is attempting to Import a PDF which is invalid. This of course fails. The issue I have is with the error message, which at least now says "Invalid PDF", which accurately describes the problem.

    AutoTag version: 22.1.0.85
    Exception: Error: Invalid PDF attempted to be imported! Details: Index: 613, Size: 613

    I think it would be much nicer to fix this so it does not appear that the program blew up, with a long stack traceback. This issue should produce a cleaner error output that omits the stack trace. In this case you have…

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