Get Empowered: Using, Modifying, and Creating Report Methods | Tip #149, Exploring the Preview window

By November 27, 2019


Tip #149: Exploring the Preview Window in Empower Software

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower tip-of-the-week post for Empower Chromatography Data Software, we learned about the Report Methods included in the Empower default projects (Tip #148).

In this week’s tip, we will explore the Preview window. You can do several things from the Preview window such as email reports and save them in electronic format.

Let’s get started.

Step 1

There are several tasks that can be carried out using the toolbar in the Preview window. For example, you can email a report by clicking the ‘Send Mail’ tool (figure 1).

Figure 1

Figure 1

Step 2

Select the format and click ‘OK’. The email program opens, and the report is automatically attached. Fill in the remaining information and click ‘send’ (figure 2).

Figure 2

Figure 2

Step 3

You can save a report in an electronic format by clicking the ‘Save Report’ tool. Select the destination, enter a file name, select the file type and click ‘Save’ (figure 3).

Figure 3

Figure 3

Step 4

You can annotate the report with arrows or circle features of the chromatogram, for example, using the annotation drop down list, you can add text to the report as well (figure 4).

Figure 4

Figure 4

Step 5

Text is added to the chromatogram. The annotation is not part of the Report Method and clears once you exit Preview. The Clear Annotations tool erases the annotation (figure 5).

Figure 5

Figure 5

It’s that easy!

Final Note:  This procedure can be followed using the QuickStart or Pro interface.

 

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Next week in Empower Tip #150 – Next week we will continue our series on Report Methods.

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