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Unformatted text preview: in the list) cannot be renamed. Select the style in the list and click Delete . Note that the built-in styles (appearing in gray in the list) cannot be deleted. Delete the style ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 113 13. Creating Report Templates 13.1 Objectives
ACD/Report Template is a special tool that is used to create a template and generate standard reports on its basis instead of repeating the same editing procedure for each report. Currently, you can do this in ACD/ChemSketch. ACD/ChemSketch allows you to create report templates for data supported by 1D NMR, 2D NMR, MASS, UV-IR, CURVE, and CHROM modules of ACD/SpecManager. Later, we are going to enlarge the list of programs which allow the creation template-based reports. With the Report Template tool it is easy to meet your corporate standards. Using ACD/Report Template, you can arrange multiple ACD/SpecManager objects (such as tables, graphs, parameters, structures, and others) belonging to one or several spectra/curves/chromatograms on one or several pages. If you do not have any of the mentioned above modules, skip this chapter. In this chapter, you will learn how to:
• Enter the Report Template mode • Evaluate the information that will be inserted into the report, and decide which objects should be included • Insert objects into the template • Assign properties to each object • Arrange the objects in an acceptable manner • Save the template to a separate file 13.2 About Report Templates
Each report template consists of so called TEMPLATE OBJECTS, or just OBJECTS, each assigned to a certain SpecManager item (spectrum as such, table, chemical structure…) or other items (text label) and having certain properties which regulate the display of these items. For the most part, these properties are correlated with SpecManager properties for the corresponding module. If template objects have different identification numbers or IDs, they refer to different SpecManager documents. If there are no IDs assigned, all objects in this template refer to the same SpecManager document. It is possible to insert your company logo into template-based reports as a bitmap (on how to insert a bitmap, see the corresponding topic in Report Template Help). Moreover, as soon as the template-based report is ready, you can easily insert all proper amendments using standard ChemSketch Object panels which appear immediately by doubleclicking. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 114 Creating Report Templates Report Template can be accessed via the Report Template button (Draw mode). on the Drawing toolbar 13.3 Entering the Report Template Mode
Many ACD/Labs applications allow you to create reports according to templates. However, to create a template, you need to use to ACD/ChemSketch, which is offered free of charge and thus available for all ACD/Labs customers. 1. Switch to the Draw mode. 2. Click Report Template on the leftmost toolbar. Note that the informative cursor appears. There exists a vast amount of information that you can insert into a report template. To get the first insight into report templates, let's create an example. 13.4 Inserting Template Objects
1. With the Report Template mode on, point to the top left corner of the working area and drag to define the size of the first template object. Do not worry too much about the size of the template box at this stage because you can change the size of the template box later. 2. As soon as you release the mouse button, the ACD/ChemSketch Template dialog box appears. The Template Type list contains all of the SpecManager modules that are installed on your computer, as well as the COMMON type (selected by default). Depending on the template type selected, the Objects list looks different. Note When you select different template types in the list, the notice in the template box in the ChemSketch workspace is changed correspondingly to let you know what kind of template you are creating. 3. Now, we are going to create a template for 1DNMR and 2DNMR modules. However, if you do not have these modules of SpecManager, select other template types instead. In the Note ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 115 Creating Report Templates Template Type list, select 1D NMR, and then in the Objects list, click Spectrum. Note that the object in the workspace changes accordingly. In the ID box, type or select "1" to refer this object to a spectral document with the same ID.
On how to assign IDs to SpecManager documents, see the corresponding Report Template Help topic: How to create a template based report. Report Template Help is a part of both ChemSketch Help and SpecManager Help. 4. In the ACD/ChemSketch Template dialog box, click OK. The dialog box disappears but the Report Template mode is still active.
Note 5. Drag in the workspace to the right of the first object to draw a second template object approximately of the same size. The ChemSketch Template dialog box immediately pops up. 6. In the Template Type list, click 2DNMR, and then, in the Objects list, select Spectr...
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2010 for the course AS 1 taught by Professor Chem during the Spring '10 term at University of Alaska Southeast.
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