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  1. Named cells in Excel

    It would be good to support named cells in Excel to be used in formulas as well. With named cells it will be possible to work between different worksheets.

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  2. 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,

    21 votes
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  3. Font Awesome

    Hi Windward team!

    Windward does fully not support printing of Front Awesome: it does support it when running from the Designer and selecting the output = Word, but it does not support it when using html or pdf output. Your support team indicated that "the script and <i> class html elements required by Font Awesome are not supported currently by Windward html".
    The proposed workaround is get the images in a browser or copied elsewhere, screenshot them, and then bring in those images in an Import or Out tag.

    However, handling of images is very fiddly in Windward as it…

    32 votes
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  4. Chart with multi-level axis

    Hi Windward team!

    Multi-level axis is a standard excel feature but it is not currently supported by Windward.

    It would be very useful so that - for instance - we can group locations by priority, or by area.

    See attached screenshot.

    Our priority would be to get it in Word templates.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Word Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. HTML rendering in PowerPoint

    We understand the Out tag can render HTML when the Type property is set to TEMPLATE. This is not possible in PowerPoint. We need to have this feature in PowerPoint as it is one our core docs requiring HTML.

    101 votes
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    Hello Reporter,

    We have reviewed this suggestion and accepted it for future development. Please watch this ticket for a future update on when this functionality is targeted for release. Thank you for your idea and please submit any other suggestions you have to improve our software.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  6. Add class HTML attribute to all HTML tags.

    The documentation at https://ohana.windwardstudios.com/m/76878/l/899627-html-and-css-tags-and-attributes-supported-by-out-tags notes that the class html attribute is only valid for the p tag. I would request that the class attribute be valid for all supported tags. This would allow me to provide easier default styling to all tags instead of having to ensure all tags of a type have a default set of style attributes.

    12 votes
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  7. Add the ability to specify a HTML border with the CSS "shorthand"

    This ability should allow a border to be defined as:

    border: 5px solid red;

    Instead of only defining the border as:

    border-width: 5px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: red;

    6 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Add ability to dynamically rename Excel worksheet

    For example, when using a Worksheet break at the start of the each iteration (Foreach tag).

    3 votes
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  10. Enhanced Text Form Field Properties for PDF Output

    Please add support for additional text form field properties for use in PDF output. Specifically:
    1. Multi-line fields (text wraps, carriage return support)
    2. Character limits (text can be entered up to character limit)
    3. Scroll long text (vertical scroll bar is automatically added to compensate for text that extends beyond the boundaries of multi-line text fielt)
    4. Auto font size (as a user types in text, the font size changes to fit the text in the box)

    24 votes
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  11. Catch exception on expired license

    When using the RESTful Engine with an expired license the application throws a 500 with an unhandled exception. I would suggest you improve your application by catching your exceptions and throwing meaningful error codes and messages to the client.

    I get the exception when calling the version endpoint with an expired license. I tried uploading the Postman response but that doesn't work either. Below is the stack trace.
    [LicenseException: Expired license key ]
    net.windward.xmlreport.ProcessReport._init(Boolean ) +6115
    net.windward.xmlreport.ProcessReport.init() +26
    net.windward.api.csharp.Report.Init() +24
    RESTfulEngine.WebApiApplication.InitLicenseAndEngine() in C:\agent_work\1\s\restfulengine\RESTfulEngine\Global.asax.cs:87

    [HttpException (0x80004005): Expired license key ]
    System.Web.HttpApplicationFactory.EnsureAppStartCalledForIntegratedMode(HttpContext context, HttpApplication app) +520
    System.Web.HttpApplication.RegisterEventSubscriptionsWithIIS(IntPtr appContext, HttpContext context, MethodInfo[] handlers)…

    4 votes
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  12. What is 5G Technology

    The future of mobile communication is just around the corner: 5G technology. This new generation of wireless technology will increase speed, reduce latency, and provide a more secure and reliable connection for a wide range of users.

    https://www.fieldengineer.com/blogs/what-is-5g

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  13. Include Rich Text Control in PDF output

    We want to generate PDF forms, so we are using different Word form controls. We found that plain text control is exported into the PDF output as a PDF field, however it has some limitations with text length and wrapping. We are very interested on using rich text controls, since they allow better formatting, longer and wrapped text and inserting tags inside the control to pre-fill the PDF form field.

    15 votes
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  14. 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.

    4 votes
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  15. Excel worksheet display or be dropped based on value from data

    There is a need to hide or show Excel worksheet based on value we are getting. That could work with IF tag where value "true" shows tab and value "false" hides tab.

    6 votes
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  16. Add the ability to format output data in Chart Tag

    This would be similar to the formatting that can be applied to an Out Tag through the Properties tab. This would help to format data that's displayed in a Chart data table fields.

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  17. https

    Update this site to use https

    6 votes
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  18. 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.

    21 votes
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  19. Use an OUT tag in a graph title

    I want to produce a series of graph for different equipment types, and put the equipment type in each graph title.
    There is a work around (put the graph title outside of the graph) which is ok for any advanced user. However, our plan is to give access to Windward Designer to a large crowd of users from our clients. These users will have limited support and training, i.e. each work around becomes a barrier. The expectation is that you should be able to put an OUT tag in the title

    4 votes
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  20. Distinct Values Macro for all Datasources

    Would like to have a new macro distinctvalues to be used against any datasource

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