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Printing

As this is designed for ENTERPRISE, printing from the within the APPS will make PowerApps superior to Excel and even ERP / SAP system.
If ONENOTE can be accomplished (for printing) after our request, why not PowerApps.

 

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Thanks everyone - to expand on Emma's reply below on the various types of "printing" that were identified in our recent survey, and the report capabilities already available in CDS, we are beginning engineering work for Canvas App export to PDF and are planning to release this functionality in February 2021. We understand this feature is hotly anticipated and are excited to get this underway. As soon as we can make early preview or experimental features available we will and will continue to provide updates on this idea, and on our blog.

 

Thank you to all the members of our community that have voted, provided feedback and been patient as we work to get this work underway.

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Advocate I

In many industries there is still a reliance on paper copies in triplicate. As a tech I hate it but I also recognize that I can't change the world.  🙂

 

Look at how many insurance companies require forms to be FAXED becaues they can't figure out a digitial solution for HIPPA compliance on our medical claims! While we may argue that these are bad insurance companies or outdated the reality is they exist.

 

The shipping industry, for all of their GPS technology, in most cases a driver will not leave a dock without a hard copy manifest.

 

The list goes on and on! But the focust on cool and flashy (like flic buttons) is loosing many of us the opportunity to use a very powerful technology in our environments because we need to defualt to more difficult  and less capable tools overall simply because we can't spit paper out of printers at the end of a workflow.

Frequent Visitor

lol that's how my company is, we're trying (and failing) to get away from triplicates and paper shippers smh. Have you heard of Muhimbi? It was suggested as an option. @MarcRohde

Advocate I

@Shais, I will take a closer look at this. It almost appears as if it will produce a PDF that could be e-mailed or printed. A partial solution I suppose may be better than no solutions.

Frequent Visitor

It's quite a costly one, depending on the volume of business you would need to use it at,  if it is a feasible option. 

 

Thanks, I look forward to seeing what you find.

 

 

Advocate IV

Printing is an extremely important must have. In addition for the ability to print converting to PDF would be great.

New Member

If this is one of the top ideas, why is this still under review and not planned or started?  Need the ability to print a copy of a completed form.  Thanks.

Regular Visitor

Please add printing, we would need it for pricing labels and invoices.

without this there is no need to start development with powerapps.

Nico

Community Champion
Suggestion: Make a control that has the dimensions of paper as specified by a property. Allow devs to put text, images, etc. inside. Create a Print(paper_control) function to print preview what is inside the control using system dialog.

Or make a Print function that converts the screen to a flat image. Give it an argument to fit, fill, center, or stretch it to paper dimensions.,
Regular Visitor
Is anything happening on this without it Powerapps will be restricted to very niche business use! Certainly I can't use it much without printing capabilities.
Advocate I

That is the reason why my company is not using it yet...Printing/pdfing:) quotes, estimates, invoices is a major feature that we are requesting. Hope to see something soon.