Print your report to any printer installed for your machine or any of these special devices:
Screen. Use this for print previews or to adjust designs and filters.
PDF File. These are an accurate representation of what would have been printed but in a file which you can then send to someone via e-mail for them to view or print themselves. (Adobe Acrobat® does not need to be installed for this to work.)
An HTML File. Use this to post the report to the Internet for viewing in a browser (it produces one or more HTML files). It will not look the same there as it does in a PDF file or on-screen.
A Microsoft Excel File. You can edit this file, and use it to cut & paste into other applications. It will not look the same there as it does in a PDF file or on-screen, and formatting/layout may affect how it's used in Excel.
Image Files/Image Files (color). Use this to create a picture of the report. It creates a .PNG file which can be used in graphics editing programs and inserted into word processing documents as a picture. This will also allow you, for example, to export name tag/credentials as images to be printed by an outside vendor.
An RTF file. RTF (Rich text files) are an editable version of the report. RTF will maintain most of the formatting of the report and can be opened with most word processors. Use this when the report has the content you want but you need to change the format or presentation.
PDF for e-mail. This option creates a PDF but instead of prompting you for how you want to save it, it automatically saves a temporary copy. You are then prompted with options to Open and view this file, E-mail this file or Delete this file.
When printing to any of the special devices other than Screen or PDF for e-mail, VSys will prompt you for a file to save the resulting report. Enter the file that you want to create in the box near the bottom labeled Where. Use the ... button to browse for a place to save the file.
None of these special formats require that any other programs be installed, i.e. you don't need Adobe Acrobat® installed to make a PDF file or Microsoft Office® to make an Excel file. Excel files retain some formatting. If you are planning on manipulating the data in your Excel file using the Advanced Exporter will give you better output.