Downloading Current Sheet as a PDF File

Arcadia Enterprise enables you to download the current sheet as a PDF file with all visuals in the current sheet on one 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:
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 our current sheet, Sheet 1, of the dashboard in a PDF file.

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

    Displaying the current sheet with two visuals in the PDF Export dashboard
    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 Current Sheet.

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

    In our example, the generated filename, PDF Export_20190205135933, has the following components:

    • PDF Export

      Same name as the dashboard

    • 20190205

      Signifies the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format

    • 135933

      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 *.pdf file of the current sheet of the dashboard showing sheet 1 with two visuals, file name with the same name as the dashboard, and the timestamp specifying the date and time when the file is created.
    Example of Current Sheet as a PDF File

    Notice that all visuals in the current sheet, Sheet 1, are on one page. Repeat the preceding steps to download Sheet 2.