Last November a very useful add-on for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards was announced by Data Savvy Tools: Xcelsius Dashboard Printer. This add-on component replaces the standard Print button component which only has one very basic functionality: Printing the whole dashboard as you see it. The Xcelsius Dashboard Printer add-on component lets you select a portion of the dashboard, queue up multiple snapshots before printing, format the output and add annotations.
Since my post on this component some nice improvements have been added to the initial version of the add-on, like for example the annotations. On top of that the upcoming 2.5 version now adds features like capture to clipboard, configuring different output formats for each snapshot and keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately the capture to clipboard option only works with Internet Explorer 7+; other browsers will show the screenshot in a new window so you can copy it from there.
In the demo dashboard below you can try the component for yourself and compare it to the limited Print button component. More info at DataSavvyTools.com.
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