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LabVIEW 2018 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office Readme

2018

Version 18.0.0

May 2018

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 2018 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office, and known issues.

Overview

System Requirements for the 32-Bit Version

System Requirements for the 64-Bit Version

Known Issues

Product Security and Critical Updates

Automatic Installation of NI Products

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

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 2018.

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 2018.

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.

In 2016 Report Generation Toolkit dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. Report Generation Toolkit 2016 and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Report Generation Toolkit 2018 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing Report Generation Toolkit 2018, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.

For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2018, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does My NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.

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.

Known Issues

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe in order to receive security notifications about National Instruments products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from National Instruments.

Automatic 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.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, 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 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.

For more information, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

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 ",".
598515 The default format in Excel Easy Table (num).vi is changed from "%.f3" to "%.; %_13g" to preserve precision and avoid problems on Systems with "," as decimal separator.
626944 Excel_Save_Workbook.vi is broken and needs to be relinked with some versions of office 2016.
631802 When using the right-click menu option to export a non-empty, typedef numeric array's data to Excel, LabVIEW will crash.

To find information on the compatibility of earlier versions refer to ni.com/support under the search term "LabVIEW <version> Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office Readme".

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.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system. Windows 10 features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Moreover, the operating system introduces several new capabilities. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.


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