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Posted on 11/03/2015

Although I am new to the OData protocol and OData reporting, I am realizing that the more I learn about it, the more I like it. OData allows anyone to query data from a REST API by supplying typed data as well as relevant metadata. Armed with this information, one can easily and quickly write […] …read more

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Posted on 09/18/2015

With all the new features in version 14, it might be easy to overlook one key addition: the PDF output improvement. I’m highlighting it here so that you can understand more about what went on behind the scenes — and how it will help your PDF reports and documents look great. For the majority of […] …read more

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Posted on 08/19/2015

When you design a template in Word and generate the report in Word, the original text looks pretty much the same. But when a Word template is rendered to PDF output, two key things happen:  Letters are spaced slightly further apart.  Lines of text are usually spaced slightly further apart. This is at present an […] …read more

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Posted on 08/14/2015

Exactly how much is your outdated reporting software costing you? It’s a question without an obvious answer. Sure, you can add up the visible expenses such as training and maintenance fees, but it’s the hidden expenses that are having a much greater impact on your bottom line. Because of these hidden costs, your outdated and […] …read more

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Posted on 06/26/2015

Our goal from the very first at Windward is to hold up the original template and the generated PDF, one over the other on top of a light, and have pixel perfect matching. Color too. Pixel perfect matching is a goal we’re always working toward. And we’ll never achieve it. In fact, no one will […] …read more

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