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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook by David Lai, Xavier Hacking

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Advanced printing with Xcelsius Dashboard Printer

The standard Print Button component in SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards has pretty basic functionality: it prints your dashboard as it is displayed on the screen. It's all or nothing; you can't select a specific part of the dashboard. The only setting you can make is whether the dashboard should be scaled to fit the page or to a certain percentage. When you click the button, the default Windows Print window appears and you can start printing.

The Xcelsius Dashboard Printer add-on by DataSavvyTools has a lot more options. It lets the user select a portion of the dashboard, queue up multiple snapshots before printing, format the output, and add annotations. Instead of printing, it can also send the ...

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