> I am new to printing reports using LV. As I see it, there are two ways to
> handle printing:
> 1) print front panel - this is good because I can print plots, text, etc.
> but LV seems to throw in extra header stuff at the top that I can't turn
> 2) Print VI's - These seem to be limited to text only where I need to print
> out both text and plots.
It should be possible to turn off the header options using either the
VI Setup or the Preferences. The report VIs don't currently support
images, but you can incorporate the panel images into an HTML document
by using the VI Server action to Get Panel Image and making references
to the image within an HTML document. If you aren't up on HTML, then
you may want to look into the Internet toolkit as it has VIs
when generating an HTML form.
There are also lots of things that you can do with Panel printing. You
can use string conrols and transparency to make pretty cool reports.
LTR has had issues that help with panel reports in the past.
Another option is to use something like Crystal Reports. This sort
of tool usually works best when the data is in a database or can
be indexed as if it were in a database.
Several things to consider.