Get Empowered: Empower CDS User Question | Tip #249, Modifying Print View

By October 27, 2021

Tip #249: Modifying a Report’s Print View from the Curves Tab

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last tip-of-the-week blog for Empower™ Chromatography Data System (CDS), we learned how to create a column library (Tip #248).

In this week’s tip, we will answer an Empower CDS user question.

Q: If I go to the Curves tab in the project window and right click ‘print’, how do I modify what is printed?

Great question. I will show you how it is done.

Let’s get started.

Step 1

Right click on a calibration curve in the Curves tab and select ‘Print’, Empower will generate a report similar to what is in figure 1 (figure 1).

Figure 1

Step 2

To modify what gets printed when printing in this way, right click on the calibration curve and select ‘Print/Preview’. When the dialogue opens, select the third choice which is ‘Use a report that was generated to be appropriate for the selected data’. Click ‘OK’ (figure 2).

Figure 2

Step 3

Close Preview and in the Report Publisher window, select ‘Edit’ > ‘Manage Defaults’ (figure 3).

Figure 3


Step 4

Select ‘Default Calcurve’ from the list on the left (figure 4).

Figure 4


Step 5

Click ‘Load Method’. Click ‘Finished’ (figure 5).

Figure 5

Step 6

Make the changes, go back to ‘Edit’ > ‘Manage Defaults’ and click ‘Save Method’. Click ‘Finished’ (figure 6).

Figure 6


Step 7

Now, if you right click on a calibration curve in the Curves tab and select Print, the report will be modified. In this example, I removed Sample Name (figure 7).

Figure 7

It’s that easy!

Final Note: This can be done with either the Pro or QuickStart interface.


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Next week in Tip #250: I will answer another great Empower CDS user question about resolution when working with a Photodiode Array detector.

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