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You can use the MS Office Report Express VI to create a report from a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel template. Word and Excel templates contain placeholders for data and components that are common to all reports. The MS Office Report Express VI inserts data into the placeholders so you can display, print, or save the resulting report.
The LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office includes basic templates for Word documents and Excel worksheets. These templates are located in the labview\templates\Report directory.
Complete the following steps to use the MS Office Report Express VI to create a report from a basic Word template.
|Note Do not change the Report Generation Toolkit basic templates for Word and Excel. If you want to edit the basic templates, save them with different filenames and select Custom Report for Word or Custom Report for Excel in the configuration dialog box of the MS Office Report Express VI.|
Refer to the following VIs for other examples of using the MS Office Report Express VI to generate reports from templates.
You can create custom report templates in Word and Excel to ensure a consistent appearance in multiple reports. Use templates to define page size, text formatting, and other aspects of report appearance. You also can specify placeholders for text, tables, graphs, and images. Both Word and Excel provide ways to insert placeholders into documents and worksheets. Use bookmarks in Word and named ranges in Excel to define placeholders.
Refer to the Microsoft Word Help or Microsoft Excel Help for more information about creating templates.