This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office, including system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.
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:
Create and edit Word documents and Excel worksheets.
Use Word and Excel templates to create reports with a consistent style.
Insert, format, and edit text, tables, images, and graphs within Word documents and Excel worksheets.
Run Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macros from Word documents and Excel worksheets.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office has the following requirements.
Note You must have both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel installed before installing the Report Generation Toolkit.
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2019.
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. 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.
NI automates software installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
You can also install the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office using the LabVIEW 2019 Platform media. To request additional LabVIEW Platform media, refer to the NI website.
Notes 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.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code lv2019toolkitski for an up-to-date list of known issues in the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office.
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office.
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.
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Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
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.
The Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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