4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2016 7:44 AM by Adam Krepistman RSS

    How to use PixelPerfect report

    isaac li

      Hi All,

       

      I would like to use PixelPerfect report to generate PDF report, but when I create new template, it raises one error message. I have attached the error message, could you help me out?

       

       

       

      Thanks.

        • Re: How to use PixelPerfect report
          Adam Krepistman

          A couple of questions - do you get the error when you click New for tempalte?

           

          also, in order to generate pdf files, you do not need to use pixel perfect unless there is a specific reason - you can use excel, word or powerpoint and in your task, specify the output to be pdf

           

          pixel perfect is an excellent tempalte when precise location of data (out is on preprinted forms for example) or the qualigy of the output (when you incrase it 500 times) does not get distorted.  If neither of these are a requirement, I would recommend using another tempalte type.

           

          If you get similar errors with those, I would uninstall nprinting designer and reinstall

            • Re: How to use PixelPerfect report
              isaac li

              Thanks Adam.

               

              I have created lots of Nprint templates with Excel attachments, all of them are working well.

               

              And my client says he wants the PDF version on attachment and I tried the way you said, here is the situation:

               

              1. My Nprint designer is installed on one server and I installed Office 2010. And Nprint server is installed on another server without Office 2010.

               

              2. When I use the Nprint designer to generate the excel template and add that Nprint file into server and schedule it, it works well.

               

              3. But if I changed that excel template with PDF output, and try to use that scheduling to send the PDF output by email, it does not work.

                After I checked log, I found the PDF file is generated and stored in the Nprint Server, but it can't be sent out.

                As you can see the blow message, there is no log on message sent and it just end this task directly.

               

               

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:13 PM Message Creating report: Labs Weekly DashBoard (C:\Users\neptune.admin\AppData\Local\Temp\NPrinting_Temporary_622B577CB28E4A87A2685ABFE2F09807\O00001-F00001_2016-01-10.pdf)

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message Report created : Labs Weekly DashBoard (C:\Users\neptune.admin\AppData\Local\Temp\NPrinting_Temporary_622B577CB28E4A87A2685ABFE2F09807\O00001-F00001_2016-01-10.pdf)

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message End Labs Weekly DashBoard

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message End Execute Task

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message Start Output Distribution

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message Copying file: C:\Users\Public\Documents\NPrinting\Output\Labs Weekly DashBoard_2016-01-10.pdf

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message Copied file: C:\Users\Public\Documents\NPrinting\Output\Labs Weekly DashBoard_2016-01-10.pdf

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message End Output Distribution

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message Terminate Task: LabsWeeklyDashtask

              Service 1/10/2016 10:33:14 PM Message This task took 14 seconds to execute

               

               

               

              Do you know the reason on that?

               

              Thanks.

               

              Isaac

                • Re: How to use PixelPerfect report
                  Adam Krepistman

                  I use Excel all of the time to generate pdf files without issue.

                   

                  are you changing the output type in the task for the report to pdf or are you tring to accomplish it in a differerent manner?

                   

                  also make sure in your message portion of the task the pdf file is being attached - from your inforamtion, it sounds like the pdf is being created successfully but it is not included in your email

                   

                  do you have filteres applied?

              • Re: How to use PixelPerfect report
                Mike Czerwonky

                Have you successfully used Nprinting before or is this your first effort to build a report?

                 

                Are you trying to access a document on a server or a local document?

                 

                Need a little more information to help you out.