5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2016 10:40 AM by Omer Demir RSS

    Charts in PDF not  retaining colour

      Hi

      I have asked this question previously in a thread that was marked 'Answered' with no response so appologies if this question is duplicated

       

      I can print reports in colour and preview them prior to converting to PDF in colour

      However when I create a PDF the bar charts come out black and white as in the pictures below

      The rest of the PDF is in colour

      Qlikview PDF.jpg

      I've tried different PDF drivers eg cutePDF , PDF-exchange but with same result

      I've also tried 'force colour'

      I am using Qlikview Version 10.00.8935.7

       

      any help would be appreciated

      thanks

      John

        • Charts in PDF not  retaining colour
          Rajesh Vaswani

          Can you uncheck the check boxes "use patterns instead of colors" when printing. This could be one reason.

            • Charts in PDF not  retaining colour

              Both these boxes are unchecked

               

              I have figured out where specifically the issue is

               

              If I change the bar chart to a simple colour layout the colours are reproduced in the PDF

              The bar chart design I had originally was the 3D style

               

              I will just use the simpler style - please consider the question closed unless anyone can explain why it does this it and if it can be resolved

               

              John

                • Charts in PDF not  retaining colour

                  Spoke too soon

                  I want to include a gauge in my report and it comes out greyscale too

                   

                  John

                    • Re: Charts in PDF not  retaining colour

                      This solution from Qliktech worked - thanks Troy

                       

                      This is a known problem with PDF-printers, ID 43594: "The Gauge 3D graphic/ image looks bad when Print
                      reports to PDF or Printer." Many PDF-printers do not handle transparency and gradients very well. The selected style for the pie chart in this application uses transarency and gradients for visual effects (the 3D style).
                      There are two work-arounds for this:

                      1. Use a more basic chart style without transparency and gradients.

                      2. We have an "Easter egg", SlowPrinting. If this flag is set, we
                      render to a bit-map internally and handle all the tranparency and gradients.
                      The bit-map is then sent to the printer for printout. This generates a much
                      better printout. The downside is that it requires more memory and is far more
                      time consuming.



                      To set this SlowPrinting flag, you will need to add a line to the Settings
                      config file.

                      To add this setting for the server:

                      1. First, stop the QlikView Server service.

                      2. Add the following line to the Settings file under the [Settings 7] section.

                      SlowPrinting=1

                      The Settings file can be found here:

                      C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\QlikViewServer

                      or here:

                      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\QlikTech\QlikViewServer

                      To add this setting for the QlikView Desktop:

                      1. First, close QlikView Desktop (qv.exe).
                      2. Add the following line to the Settings file under the [Settings 7] section.

                      SlowPrinting=1

                      The Settings file can be found here:

                      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\QlikTech\QlikView

                • Re: Charts in PDF not  retaining colour
                  Omer Demir

                  You may get what you want based on your colour selection. See here