Image Resolution Management for PDF Output

    The quality of images in PDF output generated from Word, PowerPoint, and PixelPerfect reports can be regulated according with the JPEG compression parameter (refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG#Effects_of_JPEG_compression):

    • PowerPoint: High = 100, Medium = 60, Low = 20
    • Word: High = 100, Medium = 66, Low = 33
    • Excel: option not available
    • PixelPerfect: High, Medium, Low
       
       
           
             

    Create New PowerPoint Report and Open Template Editor

                       
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    Create PowerPointReport on Top Countries Comprising 80% of Sales. See: How to Create PowerPoint Reports

           
           
           
             

    Open "Save template as..." Dialog

                       
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    Click on the Save As icon in the Actions group

           
           
           
             

    Save Template

                       
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    1. Make sure that PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx) is selected in the Save as type: field
    2. Enter a File name or accept the suggested one
    3. Click on the Save button
           
           
           
             

    Create Title Slide

                       
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    Enter, position and format the presentation title.

           
           
           
             

    Add QlikView Objects to Template as Images and Create Content Slide

                       
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    1. Add CH304 and CH212 to the template as Images
    2. Add a slide to the template
    3. Drag and drop the CH304 - Countries Comprising 80% of Sales node token onto the slide and add a slide heading
           
           
           
             

    Add Second Content Slide

                       
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    Add content to the third slide

           
           
           
             

    Save Template

                       
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    Click on the Save and Close icon.

           
           
           
             

    Enable Dynamic Naming and Add Time Element

                       
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    1. Put a check mark in the Enable Dynamic Naming box by clicking on it
    2. Add another Item to the file name by clicking on the green plus at the extreme right of the Item row
    3. Select Time in the Item drop down list
           
           
           
             

    Save Report Template

                       
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    Click on the Save and Close icon

           
           
           
             

    Create new Report Task

                       
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    Create the Recipient Export task. See: How to Create Tasks

           
           
           
             

    Add Report to Task

                       
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    1. Click on the Add icon in the Reports group
    2. Select the PowerPoint Report on Top Countries Comprising 80% of Sales report
    3. Click on the OK button to add it to the Task
           
           
           
             

    Change Output Format

                       
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    Click on the Output Format cell for the report and select Pdf in the drop-down menu

           
           
           
             

    Add Same Report to Task a Second Time

                       
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    See sequence above.

           
           
           
             

    Adjust Output Format Properties

                       
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    1. Change the report Output Format to Pdf
    2. Click on the additional options button at the extreme right of the row under Advanced to open the Format properties dialog
    3. Set Quality Level to Medium
           
           
           
             

    Add Same Report to Task One Last Time and Adjust Output Format Properties

                       
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    1. Change the report Output Format to Pdf
    2. Click on the additional options button at the extreme right of the row under Advanced to open the Format properties dialog
    3. Set Quality Level to Low
           
           
           
             

    Save Report Task

                       
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    Click on the Save and Close icon

           
           
           
             

    Run Task and Check Output

                       
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    See the three separate PDF output files created due to the Time element in the output file name. The default high resolution one created at 16:23:56, the medium resolution one created at 16:24:38, and the low resolution one created at 16:25:03.

           
           
           
             

    Zoom in a High Resolution Output

                       
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    Zoom in a Low Resolution Output

                       
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    A report with low resolution images saves disk space but the quality of the final result can be compromised.