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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. Show customized datalabels in charts

    In PowerPoint charts it is possible to define a set of data label values (e.g. 71*) to be displayed instead of the value score label. In the attached file I have created an example containing both a value, a linebreak and a text.
    This could be very useful in many situations, e.g. to highlight important findings in data.

    56 votes
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  3. Securing PDF files with AES256 password

    The ability to generate PDF file(s) with AES256 passwords.

    48 votes
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  4. Enable Split Y-axis scale functionality in WINDWARD Word Templates

    Enable Split Y-axis functionality in WINDWARD Core.

    Example scenario -
    Large molecule (Total antibody and ADC) will have a different y-axis scale. Small molecule components will be in different y-axis scales. Both need to be plotted on the same y-axis.

    38 votes
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  5. Add use of error bars (SD and SEM) for charts/graphs.

    While Windward templates allow for graphs/charts to be used, it does not have the capability to use/show error bars. This is a standard functionality for excel/word office products and the ability to do so with Windward sourced graphs/charts is important to the user community.

    34 votes
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  6. 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…

    28 votes
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  7. 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

    28 votes
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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

  8. 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.

    27 votes
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  9. Correct Output for Table of Contents, Table of Figures, and Table of Table Generated in the same document

    Add support for table of contents, table of tables and table of figures to be generated together correctly for outputs for docx

    24 votes
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  10. 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,

    24 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Table Column/Row Merge Dynamically

    Add support for dynamically merging rows and columns via word functionality or support rowspan/colspan html attributes for tables so that it is rendered properly when generated.

    22 votes
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  13. 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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  14. I need better error handling

    Just been working for a couple of hours now, but I found error handling to be poor. Exceptions are thrown with no clear error messages. Documentation is missing (TagException seems bo no exist according to the knowledge base).

    21 votes
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    Hello reporter,

    I am happy to report that this idea was reviewed and accepted for development. I will update this ticket again when this functionality has development started and a release date is clear.

    Thank you for your idea.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  15. Allow Data Validation to propagate to the new document.

    Data Validation constrains the values of a cell to items in a predetermined range. This would allow selection lists to be populated by AutoTag select statements.

    20 votes
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    Hello reporter,

    I am happy to report that this idea was reviewed and accepted for development. I will update this ticket again when this functionality has development started and a release date is clear.

    Thank you for your idea.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  16. Allow more than one field for Ordering the data

    I am currently using Json file as my Data Source, not sure if other data source have same problem. Currently we can sort data based on only field, some times we need to sort the data based on multiple fields. Please try to accommodate this change in the upcoming release.

    19 votes
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    Hello Reporter,

    We are looking to add support to our JSON Wizard in the future, and we have added this request to our timeline. Please stay tuned for this support in a future version. Thank you for your suggestion, and please submit any other ideas you have to improve our product.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  17. referencing other worksheets in formulas in generated Excel reports

    When you write a formula in a template that references another cell on the same sheet, it increments the row number on each new row that is added by a foreach loop.
    It would be great if this worked the same way for formulas referencing other worksheets.

    18 votes
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    Hello reporter,

    I am happy to report that this idea was reviewed and accepted for development. I will update this ticket again when this functionality has development started and a release date is clear.

    Thank you for your idea.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  18. 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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  19. 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.

    15 votes
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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

  20. PDF/A-3 support

    Dear Windward team,

    the Java engine already has the ability to render PDF/A-1b compliant files. Would it be possible to extend it to other PDF/A conformance levels, mainly PDF/A-3?

    Thank you very much!

    12 votes
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