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 2014 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office, 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:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2014.
You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office—using the LabVIEW 2014 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.
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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.
|380769||Appending a one row table to a Word report causes an exception.|
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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When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8, 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.
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. 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.|
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 Application||Icon Location||Pin to Action|
|Windows 8 Desktop||Desktop Taskbar||Right-click application and select Pin to Taskbar|
|Windows 8 Desktop||Start screen||Right-click application and select Pin to Start|
|Windows 8 Start screen||Desktop Taskbar||Right-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen|
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, visit ni.com/windows8.
National Instruments LabVIEW 2014 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 2014 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:
|NI Measurement Studio||mstudiolifecycle|
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