Downloading All Sheets as a PDF File

Arcadia Instant enables you to download the entire dashboard as a PDF file with each sheet on a separate page. The filename is the same as the name of the dashboard, and has a timestamp specifying the date and time when the file is created.

Availability Notes:
  • This feature is available only when thumbnails are enabled. See Enabling Snapshots and Thumbnails.
  • For snapshots of custom JS visuals, we support only ECMA Script 5 for Javascript.
  • Arcadia Instant does not support PNG download on the Windows platform.
Before you download the dashboard as a PDF file, navigate to the General menu, and select the Enable "Download as Image/PDF" option.

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to download Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 of the dashboard on separate pages.

  1. Open any dashboard. We are using the PDF Export dashboard with two sheets.

    Displaying the PDF Export dashboard with two sheets
    Displaying the PDF Export Dashboard
  2. Click the (ellipsis) icon at the top left corner of the interface.
  3. Click Download as..., select PDF from the secondary menu, and then select One sheet per page.

    Selecting the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface, clicking Download as..., and then selecting One sheet per page option from the secondary menu.
  4. A Generating the requested file screenshot message appears.
  5. After the download is complete, open the default download folder on your computer. Arcadia Instantsaves the current sheet to a *.pdf file.

    In our example, the generated filename, PDF Export_20190205142719, has the following components:

    • PDF Export

      Same name as the dashboard

    • 20190205

      Signifies the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format

    • 142719

      Signifies the time the file is created, in hhmmss format

    Note that Arcadia Enterprise renames sheets with names that contain characters not supported by the file system. For example, for the sheet PDF/Export, it generates the file as PDF Export_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.pdf, replacing the forward-slash (ASCII #47) character with a space.

    Generated a *.pdf file of the dashboard showing each sheet on a separate page: sheet 1 with two visuals, and sheet 2 with one visual, file name, same as the name of the dashboard, and the timestamp when the file is created.

Note that each sheet of the dashboard is on a separate page.

You can also download Current Sheet as a PDF File and Current Sheet with One Visual per Page as a PDF File.