Report Preview provides the means to preview and print reports from Moving Light Assistant.

It is selected by clicking on the Report Preview tab across the top of the ribbon toolbar, or by pressing numeric key 6 on the keyboard.

Reports may be either printed to a connected printer, or saved as a PDF document using the incorporated PDF generator.

Report Preview Window

The report to be generated is selected from the ‘Report’ drop-down list. This contains a list of all the available report templates to choose from. Report templates prefixed with ‘Code’ are not user editable as they are hard coded within Moving Light Assistant. Report templates with ‘File’ are built from template files stored in the Moving Light Assistant installations ‘Report Layout Templates’ folder. Report templates prefixed with ‘Show’ are templates stored in the Moving Light Assistant show document.

Select Report

Report templates can contain data filters to report a smaller subsets of data i.e. a specified cue list. Where such a filter exists in the template, you will be prompted to select the data you wish to report on when a report is selected.

In the Report Preview toolbar you will find the following tool buttons…


To print the currently displayed report.
On macOS it is also possible to save as a PDF from the Print dialog as per the standard macOS convention..

Save as PDF

To save the currently displayed report as a PDF document.

Refresh Preview

Will regenerate the selected report.

Edit Template (Disabled in current beta)

A popup menu will appear with the following choices…

  • New report template…
  • Open report template…
  • Edit current report template
  • Copy current report template and edit

Look at the Report Template Editor topic for details about editing report templates.

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