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Exporting a sheet

In Qlik Sense you can export an entire sheet as a PDF file.

Sheets exported to PDF will never exceed the selected paper size and orientation. If a sheet cannot fit into a PDF page, it is resized. Extended sheets and custom-sized sheets may have a lower quality PDF output if the sheet is too large to clearly display on a single PDF page.

The export process will look different if you are using a touch screen device. See: Long-touch menu on touch devices

About aspect ratio

There are two aspect ratio options:

Keep current size

  • The whole sheet is scaled to fit the chosen PDF page format and orientation.
  • Chart proportions stay the same as seen in the browser window. This means visualizations may be cropped.
  • Sheet will be right-aligned on the page.
  • Resolution is affected by browser window size. A PDF printed from a browser window larger than the chosen page format may appear grainy, because the number of printed pixels is less than the original.

Fit to page

  • The whole sheet is scaled to fit the chosen PDF page format and orientation.
  • Chart proportions are changed to fill the page. Aspect ratio will change accordingly. There may be more space around charts in order to make the page appear full.
  • Sheet will be right-aligned on the page.

Exporting sheets

Do the following:

  1. Open the sheet you want to export.
  2. Click Global menu and select Export sheet to PDF.

    The PDF settings dialog appears.

  3. Use the Paper size drop down menu to select page dimensions.
  4. Under Resolution (dots per inch) use + or - to increase or decrease the resolution accordingly.

    You can also type an exact value. The minimum value is 72 DPI, the maximum is 300 DPI.

  5. Choose the Orientation by selecting Portrait or Landscape.
  6. Under Aspect ratio options you can select:
    • Keep current size
    • Fit to page
  7. Click Export to start image creation.

Limitations

  • Pivot tables are exported as non-expanded. Partial expansions or full view are not kept.
  • Third-party extensions, filter panes, and action buttons are exported as blank images.
  • Visualization extensions (custom objects) cannot be downloaded as PDFs. They can be downloaded as images.
  • Dynamic view objects are not supported
  • There is no preview in the Download dialog if the browser does not have a PDF viewer plugin installed.
  • When you export a sheet from an app with a custom theme applied, the theme is only applied to the visualizations. Styling for the sheet, such as background color, will not be applied in the exported PDF.
  • Extended sheets and custom-sized sheets may have a lower quality PDF output if the sheet is too large to clearly display on a single PDF page.