Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying a sheet or chart to an image file, part of Learning QlikView.
- In the previous movie, I showed you how to print a sheet, or a sheet object. In this movie, I'll show you how to perform a related task, which is to copy an image of a sheet, or another object, to a graphics file. You can then use your file, which might be in JPEG, PNG, or another format, in any of your other documents. My sample file is the image report and you can find it in Chapter03 of your exercise folder collection. I have a report sheet here and I'd like to export the sheet image, in other words, everything on the sheet to an image file.
To do that, I open the File menu, point to Export, and then click Export Sheet Image... Doing so displays the Save as Image dialogue box. The first thing you need to do is use the controls to navigate to whatever folder you want to save your file in. In this case, I'll stay in the Chapter03 Exercise folder. Next, you can type a File name, and in this case I'll call it WeekdayStateImage, and now I can select the file type.
The default is for PNG, which is a very good format if you're going to put an image up on the web, but if you click the Save as type control, you can see that you could save it as a PNG file, JPEG, BMP--which is native to windows--or a GIF file. In this case, I'll go ahead and stay with PNG, and click save. So now that image is saved in my Chapter03 Exercise Files folder. If I want to export an image of a particular object, all I need to do is right-click that object's title-bar, click Export and I get the same image dialogue box as before so I can type in a file name--I'll just call this ChartOnly, and I'll to change it to JPEG and then click Save.
Now both of the files and image of the entire sheet, and also a JPEG image of the chart appear inside of my Exercise Files folder. Exporting images of sheets, or of sheet objects, allows you to use those objects inside of other documents. For example, if you are summarizing some of your work in a Microsoft Word document then exporting an image of a chart, if you can't link to the original data, is a great way to share your results.
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