1274310 - How to Save changes to SWF resizing within MS Word export

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1274310 - How to Save changes to SWF resizing within MS Word export

Symptom

After exporting an Xcelsius dashboard to a Word .doc file, you can adjust the size of the embedded SWF object while in Word's "design view" via the control toolbox.  (Tools>customize>toolbars>control toolbox).  Changes are not saved when you re-open the doc file and the SWF reverts back to its original size.

 

 

Reproducing the Issue

Environment:

Xcelsius 2008 SP1 Fixpack 1 or lower

  1. Create a dashboard in Xcelsius 2008
  2. Export to Word
  3. Open the .doc file you created
  4. Go to tools>customize>toolbars and check "control toolbox", select OK.
  5. Click the design view button on the control toolbox (displays black boarder around the SWF file)
  6. Adjust to the desired height and width by dragging the corner of the SWF object or setting the properties (right click>properties)
  7. Save the .doc file
  8. Re-open the .doc file
  9. SWF size returns to original size.

Cause

The Play parameter in the object properties window must be set to true within Word.

Resolution

  1. Create a dashboard in Xcelsius 2008
  2. Export to Word
  3. Open the .doc file you created
  4. Go to tools>customize>toolbars and check "control toolbox", select OK.
  5. Click the design view button on the control toolbox (displays black boarder around the SWF file)
  6. Click the properties button on the coontrol toolbox
  7. Adjust the desired height and width parameters
  8. Set the PLAY parameter to TRUE
  9. Save the .doc file

 

Keywords

Xcelsius 2008, export to word, resize, .doc, save changes , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Dashboards and Presentation Design , How To

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008