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LabVIEW 2016 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office Readme

2016

Version 16.0.0

July 2016

This file contains important information about the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office, including installation instructions, new features, a partial list of bugs fixed for LabVIEW 2016 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office, and known issues.

Overview

System Requirements for the 32-Bit Version

System Requirements for the 64-Bit Version

Installation Instructions

Accessing the Help

Bug Fixes

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

NI Software Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

Legal Information


Overview

The LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office provides VIs you can use to create and edit reports in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel formats. You can use the Report Generation VIs to perform the following tasks:

System Requirements for the 32-Bit Version

In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the 32-bit version of Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office has the following requirements:

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2016.

System Requirements for the 64-Bit Version

In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the 64-bit version of Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office has the following requirements:

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2016.

1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.

2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Installation Instructions

The Report Generation Toolkit installs with LabVIEW and activates with the LabVIEW Professional license. If you purchased the Report Generation Toolkit separately, complete the installation instructions in this section.

You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office—using the LabVIEW 2016 Platform media. Refer to the LabVIEW Installation Guide on the LabVIEW Platform media for installation instructions and system requirements.

To request additional LabVIEW Platform media, refer to the National Instruments website.

Note  If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.

Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office Updates and Notifications

National Instruments posts information about critical updates and security notifications on ni.com. Visit ni.com/info and enter Info Code updates to access this information.

Bug Fixes

The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate the issue has been fixed.

ID Fixed Issue
249185 Unable to create report from Macro-enabled Word or Excel template (.dotm and .xltm file).
463584 Append Horizontal Line to Report VI generates incorrect HTML code with width units in percent and decimal separator set to ",".

Accessing the Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office are located in the labview\examples\office directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

How to Use NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles on the Start screen, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), and the new NI Launcher.

Using NI Launcher

NI Launcher helps you find and launch installed NI products. It provides you with a method of finding NI products similar to the Start menu in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. To use NI Launcher, click the NI Launcher tile on the Start screen. NI Launcher launches the desktop and opens a menu containing a list of NI products. Click any NI product to launch it.

Note  MAX does not appear as a desktop shortcut when installed on Microsoft Windows 8.1. You can launch MAX either from the Start screen or from within NI Launcher. You can launch MAX either from the Start screen or from within NI Launcher.

Pinning Frequently Used Applications

For convenience, you can pin your most-used NI applications, such as MAX, to either the Start screen or the Taskbar on the desktop, as necessary:

Current ApplicationIcon LocationPin to Action
Windows 8.1 DesktopDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to Taskbar
Windows 8.1 DesktopStart screenRight-click application and select Pin to Start
Windows 8.1 Start screenDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen

Finding All Programs

If you want to find a particular application or related files, such as documentation files, from the Start screen, you can access all installed files by right-clicking anywhere on the Start screen and selecting All apps. A list of all installed software and related files appears, in alphabetical order by creator or type.

For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

NI LabVIEW 2016 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016

National Instruments LabVIEW 2016 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of National Instruments LabVIEW 2016 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:

Product Info Code
NI LabVIEWlifecycle
NI LabWindows™/CVI™cvi_lifecycle
NI Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
NI TestStandtslcp
NI DIAdemddlcp
NI SignalExpressselcp
NI VeriStandnivslifecycle

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

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