Downloading Visuals as PDF Files

Arcadia Instant enables you to save a screenshot of a visual as a .pdf file. The filename is the same as the name of the visual, 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 visual as a PDF file, navigate to the General menu, and select the Enable"Download as PDF" option.

  1. In a visual, click the (ellipsis) icon at the top left corner of the interface.
  2. Click Download as..., and select PDF from the secondary menu.

    Selecting the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface, clicking Download as..., and then selecting PDF from the secondary menu.
  3. A Generating the requested file message appears.
  4. 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 file name, PDF Export_20190207105249, has the following components:

    • PDF Export

      Same name as the dashboard

    • 20190207

      Signifies the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format

    • 105249

      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 Table/Visual, it generates the file as Table_Visual_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.pdf, replacing the forward-slash (ASCII #47) character with an underscore.

    Displaying the visual as a *.pdf file, file name, same as the name of the visual, and the timestamp when the file is created.