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Installing Qlik NPrinting Designer

You need to install Qlik NPrinting Designer on all computers that you will use to develop report templates. It can be installed on Qlik NPrinting Server or Qlik NPrinting Engine computers, or on another computer.

Qlik NPrinting Designer retrieves information from the Qlik NPrinting repository. It can only be launched from Qlik NPrinting web console. You must install Microsoft Office if you want to develop Excel, Word or PowerPoint templates. No additional software is required to develop QlikEntity, PixelPerfect, or HTML templates with Qlik NPrinting.

Qlik NPrinting Designer installs Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8.0. It must not be uninstalled.

.NET framework is installed when you install Qlik NPrinting Server, Qlik NPrinting Engine, or Qlik NPrinting Designer. The installation of .NET framework requires an internet connection. If .NETframework is not already installed on a computer without an internet connection, the installation stops. Before you begin the installation of Qlik NPrinting Server, Qlik NPrinting Engine, or Qlik NPrinting Designer, you must install the .NET framework on computers without an internet connection. If an internet connection is not available on a computer with .NET framework already installed, the installer will skip this part of the installation.


  • Qlik NPrinting can only be installed on C drives.

  • Qlik NPrinting Designer must be the same version as Qlik NPrinting Server.
  • You cannot run Qlik NPrinting Designer as a stand-alone application. Qlik NPrinting Designer must be used with Qlik Sense or QlikView.
  • To move from one version of Qlik NPrinting Designer to another, you must uninstall the older version before installing Qlik NPrinting Designer. See: Uninstalling Qlik NPrinting Designer.

    Information noteThe Qlik NPrinting Designer installer will not automatically prevent an upgrade to run on the system, but uninstalling and reinstalling Qlik NPrinting Designer is required for full functionality.
  • You cannot install Qlik NPrinting Designer 17 on the same computer as the Qlik NPrinting Designer 16.
  • Qlik NPrinting Designer is not compatible with Microsoft Office 365 web or mobile. It is compatible with Microsoft Office 365 desktop.
  • Local data such as logs, configuration files, template files, and newsstand files are stored in C:\ProgramData\NPrinting. This location is not configurable.

Before you install, check that your environment meets the system requirements. See: System requirements for Qlik NPrinting Designer.

Downloading the installation file

Download QlikNPrintingDesigner_x64.exe from the Qlik Download Site

For more information, see Downloading installation files.

Installing Qlik NPrinting Designer

Do the following:

  1. Double-click QlikNPrintingDesigner_x64.exe to launch the setup.
  2. On the Qlik NPrinting Designer Setup Welcome screen, click Next.
  3. Accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
  4. On the Destination Folder screen, click Change if you want to install to a folder other than the default, and click Next.
  5. On the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.
  6. If the User Account Control window appears, click Yes to proceed.
  7. Click Finish.

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