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Qlik NPrinting Designer crashes when inserting spreadsheet in PowerPoint

Possible cause  

If you are working in a PowerPoint report template and click Insert Excel spreadsheet, Qlik NPrinting Designer may become unresponsive. It must be shut down forcefully. This issue is due to a third-party component that is used to embed PowerPoint in Qlik NPrinting Designer.

Qlik NPrinting cannot render Qlik Sense or QlikView objects inside an embedded spreadsheet.

Proposed action  

There are two workarounds.

If you are creating a new report

Do the following:

  1. Create a new .pptx file using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  2. Embed the spreadsheet .
  3. Save the file.
  4. In Qlik NPrinting web console, create a new report. Select custom template.
  5. Select the file previously created.

If you are modifying an existing report

Do the following:

  1. In Qlik NPrinting web console, export the report from the Reports page.
  2. Extract all files from the .zip file.
  3. Open the "templates" folder.
  4. Open the .pptx file with Microsoft PowerPoint.
  5. Embed the spreadsheet.
  6. Save the file.
  7. Go back to the report folder in Windows Explorer.
  8. Create a new .zip file that contains the "templates" folder and the "metadata.json" file.
  9. In the Qlik NPrinting web console, go to the Reports page.
  10. Execute the Replace function.