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This document describes the features which i-net Clear Reports supports in the different report output formats. This should help you decide for an output format for your report.

Required third party software

The following table shows which format requires third party software installed on the client to view the report in a browser.

Output Format Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Requires third
party software?
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)11)

Supported Report Elements

The following table lists all supported design elements in the various output formats.

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Field
Text
Line
Box
Picture
Database Picture
Chart
Cross Tabs
Sub Reports
Java Bean
Hyperlinks 12) 13)
Watermark
Document (PDF, HTML, SVG)
PDF Signature Element
PDF Form Field

Element Properties

General Properties

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Suppress
Suppress If
Duplicated
Keep Together
Close Borders on
Page Break
Can Grow
Can Grow
max. Lines
Tool Tip

Border and Box Properties

The following table shows which border formatting is supported from which output format.

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Single
Double
Dashed
Dotted
Shadow 14)
Color
Backcolor
Rounding
Extends to Bottom
of Section
Close Border on
Page Break

Crosstab Properties

The following table shows which crosstab properties are supported from which output format.

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Data
Grid Lines
Global Options

Font Properties

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Font
Size
Color
Bold
Italic
Underline
Strikeout

Number Format

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
System Default
Suppress If
Zero
Decimals
Rounding
Rounding Mode
Decimals
Separator
Thousand
Separator
15) like XLSX
Negative
Formats
Reverse Sign
Disable Clipping 16)
Use Leading
Zero
Zero Format
Currency
Type
Currency
Position
Currency
Symbol
One Currency
Symbol per Page

Picture

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Crop
Scale
Alignment
Size

Sub-report

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
On Demand
Subreport
17) 18) 19)
On Demand
Label
On Demand
Tab Label
Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Export Link 20) 21) 22) 23) 24)

Text

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Glyph
Orientation
Alignment
Text Rotation
Text \ Interpretation

Paragraph

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
First indent
line
25)
Left indent 26)
Right indent 27)
Relative line
spacing
Absolute line
spacing

Date

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Type
Format
Order
Separators
Day of Week

Time

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Type
Format
Base
Position
Separators

Date Time

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Order
Separator

Boolean

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Output
format

Layout

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Section Color
Text Clipping
Drill Down
Mailing Label 28) 29)
Multi Column 30) 31)
Overlapping
Font
embedding

Text Interpretation

The following table lists the Rich Text Formatting features for the different output formats.

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
bold
italic
underline
strikethrough
headings
(larger font)
numbered
bullet lists
numbered
bullet lists
(Roman numerals)
bullet lists
type “circle”
32)
bullet lists
type “square”
33)
bullet lists
type “disc”
34)
cascading
bullet lists
alignment
font name
font size
font color
line breaks
paragraphs
Advanced HTML 35) 36) 37)

Document Restrictions

The following table lists the possible restriction for the different output formats.

Feature Java PDF SVG HTML RTF XLSX ODS Image PS / PS2 PS3 TXT CSV Data XML
Show Group Tree
Allow Printing
Allow Copy of Content
Allow Export
1)
A Java VM is installed on most computers. It is not part of a Windows installation but it can be downloaded for free.
2)
Adobe Reader is installed on most computers. It is not part of a Windows installation but if you order a computer with an OS then it is mostly pre-installed. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free.
3)
Most modern browsers have native SVG support (Firefox, Opera) or at least an installable plug-in (Internet Explorer).
4) , 5) , 6)
RTF, XLSX and ODS require Microsoft Office or Open Office/Libre Office to be installed on the client system. Open Office and LibreOffice can be downloaded for free.
7)
Image viewers are installed on most computers.
8) , 9)
Postscript can not be shown in most browsers, as it is exclusively a printer language. Common viewers for Postscript are GhostView and PDF-Distiller.
10)
You will only see an XML structure in the browser.
11)
A Java VM is installed on most computers. It is not part of a Windows installation but if you order a computer with an OS then it is usually pre-installed. A Java VM can be downloaded for free.
12)
Only for Text and Field
13)
Only for Text, Field and Image
14)
Only with border
15)
Only default separator or no separators are possible
16)
Clipping is always disabled
17) , 18) , 19)
Can only be exported if displayed in the Java report viewer
20) , 21)
Charts not supported
22) , 23) , 24)
Only Text field
25) , 26) , 27)
The indent must be larger as a character width
28) , 29) , 30) , 31)
All labels will be written in one column if layout property 'Across then Down' is not set
32) , 33) , 34)
It uses *, # and o for the bullets
35)
As content of <DIV>- element
36) , 37)
Advanced HTML elements as images

 

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