Through Idea Place (D12191) and interactions with you, we took your feedback asking for quick and easy sharing of Lumira by supporting exporting and printing. As we look into these requirements closely, we came up with a few new ideas and questions which we would like to further discuss.
As a starting point, we are prototyping exporting stories to PDF format. Each page of PDF is intended to capture the static snapshot of a board “as is”. This will allow both presenting the stories or printing. It will mean that you as the author of the stories will have to do certain amount of “fitting” in Lumira.
Assuming that exporting stories to PDF becomes a generally available feature in an upcoming release of Lumira (works from both desktop and web), I would like to have a bit more elaborated discussion on other requirements.
Q1. Is it still useful to support exporting story into Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (PPTX), in a similar manner to PDF, capturing a snapshot of one storyboard into one slide? How would this benefit you?
Q2. If we could turn images into Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format and automatically export to Microsoft document (PPTX or Word), but would only limit the feature to Lumira Desktop (Windows) and not from Lumira Server or Lumira Cloud, would it still meet your business expectation?
Q3. How would you rank the following 5 export options in order of highest value to the lowest value?
(1) Export visualizations used in the story into individual vector file (eg. EMF or SVG) and save the collection to a file location (1 visualization = 1 file)
(2) Export visualizations used in the story into individual PNG image (not vector type) on each slide of the PowerPoint (1 image per slide)
(3) Export a storyboard as a snapshot on each slide of the PowerPoint (1 board per
(4) Export story to HTML
(5) Export a story to SAP Design Studio and build application and apply further
Q4.Which of the above 5 options do you think we should not invest at all, at least in the foreseeable future (*hint* we have over hundred open Ideas on Idea Place which we would like to work on 😉 )?
Q5. If you could only get 2 options out of the 5, what will be your recommendations? Assume that export to PDF will be supported.
Q6. If we could deliver Export to PDF and 1 of the 5 mentioned in Q3, would you recommend that we
A. still consider printing stories directly from Lumira a high priority to deliver within the next 12 months
B. focus our resources on delivering other highly voted requirements?
Any other feedback you would like us to consider? Please let us know. We will take the feedback discussed in this forum as well as from others, incorporate into our strategy and let you know what we finally decide to do.
Thank you for reading, thinking, and sharing your insights 🙂