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Adding a Document Map

You can use a document map in a report to provide users with a way to navigate to certain areas of the report. When you view a report that includes a document map, a separate side pane appears next to the report. Report sections and groups are arranged in a hierarchy of links. Clicking items in the document map refreshes the report and displays the area of the report that corresponds to the item in the document map.

The document map is intended for use in the HTML rendering extension. Other rendering extensions have different ways of articulating a document map:

  • PDF renders a document map as the Bookmarks pane. All items in the document map are listed one after the other down the pane. There is no hierarchy to the list of links.
  • Excel renders a document map as a named worksheet that includes a hierarchy of links. Report sections are rendered in separate worksheets that are included with the document map in the same workbook.
  • TIFF, XML ,and CSV ignore document maps.

To create a document map, add document map labels to those report items that should appear in the map, such as group headings and charts. If any report items have a label, a document map is automatically generated when a user views the report.

An example of a document map is provided in the Product Catalog sample report. To see how each rendering extension displays the document map, you can open the report and then export it to PDF and Excel. For more information, see AdventureWorks Report Samples.

To view instructions about creating document maps, see How to: Add Items to a Document Map (Report Designer).

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