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Offline Anandkittu

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IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office installation
« on: 29 Jan 2021 09:42:43 am »
Is IBM® Cognos® for Microsoft Office part of typical Cognos Analytics 11 installation? what needs to be done to enable printing reports in MS word format. We currently only have Pdf and Excel formats.


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Re: IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office installation
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jan 2021 11:09:41 am »
Is IBM® Cognos® for Microsoft Office part of typical Cognos Analytics 11 installation? what needs to be done to enable printing reports in MS word format. We currently only have Pdf and Excel formats.

Hi,

It's an option to use, but it isn't installed by default. You'll need to grab the installer for it (making sure you get the correct bit-wise version for the MS Office install you have - eg if you are running Office 32-bit grab the 32-bit installer, and if you are running Office 64-bit grab the 64-bit installer).
Cognos for MS Office is a pull rather than a push paradigm. You'll need to be in the desired Office component (Word, PowerPoint or Excel) and pull in the desired report content from the server (after you connect to it via URL and authenticate). It doesn't add an extra rendering option from the Portal, though, so you won't see options to render reports as Word or PowerPoint.

Cheers!

MF.
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