Printing dashboards and multi-view reports

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    Created by: Chuck Brier on 02-05-2013 02:39:51 PM
    Anybody have a good idea on how to print the contents of a dashboard or a multi-view report into a continuous sheet or pdf?
    I’ve created a dashboard that consists of multiple “scheduled reports”.  These reports are a combination of gird and charts laid out in a multi-column-row dashboard. I need to be able to print this out as handouts or export into executive summary reports.
    I liked the way that crystal reports allowed us to lay out a formatted report and send to pdf etc…
    Is there anything compatible to this in CUIC besides using the export feature and repeating for each view?
    The dashboard does not print well using typical browser/print function.

     

    Subject: RE: Printing dashboards and multi-view reports
    Replied by: Carmen Logue on 08-05-2013 07:34:12 AM
    Chuck Brier:
    Anybody have a good idea on how to print the contents of a dashboard or a multi-view report into a continuous sheet or pdf?
    I’ve created a dashboard that consists of multiple “scheduled reports”.  These reports are a combination of gird and charts laid out in a multi-column-row dashboard. I need to be able to print this out as handouts or export into executive summary reports.
    I liked the way that crystal reports allowed us to lay out a formatted report and send to pdf etc…
    Is there anything compatible to this in CUIC besides using the export feature and repeating for each view?
    The dashboard does not print well using typical browser/print function.

     

     
    Hi -- The only way that I know to do this is to use either the computer's PrintScreen function (with Windows) or use Cmd-Shift-4 keyboard sequence on Mac to get a printable pdf/image of the dashboard.

    Subject: RE: Printing dashboards and multi-view reports
    Replied by: Troy Dawson on 08-05-2013 08:46:03 AM
    If you have a PDF writer program, you can use that to print to a PDF. (for example, Adobe Acrobat X Pro. Acrobat Reader won't work for this process)
    Open the dashboard, and use the 'pop-out' button to open in a seperate window. (this will isolate the print area, so you don't end up with menus, drawers, tabs etc. all over your printout) Use the keyboard shortcut to Print (CTRL-P for Win, or CMD-P on Mac) and Select Adobe PDF as your printer. (instead of a physical printer) Rename and save, then you can print to paper, email, or whatever you need. Adobe Pro offers some limited tools that allow you to add text, draw boxes, arrows, etc.
    That said, I also would really like to see a 'one-click' button for exporting reports and dashboards to PDF. We also need the ability to create and edit the output so we can add our logo, titles, and other formatting elements.  

    Subject: RE: Printing dashboards and multi-view reports
    Replied by: Chuck Brier on 09-05-2013 07:44:25 AM
    Troy and Carmen,
     
    Thanks for your response. I was hoping that there was a Cisco provided solution that I was missing. I guess I am not thay lucky. I will contact our Cisco Support Team and submit an enhanceent request.