Sharing and Exporting Options


Viewing Data

You can view the underlying data of a spreadsheet by tapping the action toolbar button and selecting “View Data”.





The raw data view allows you to browse the currently selected shapes (if any), as well as all the visualized data. You can also view all the raw data in the underlying spreadsheet, contingent on the memory available on your iPad.



Note: Selecting the “All Rows” tab might take a very long time, depending on the size of the imported spreadsheet.


When viewing the raw data, you can also select the action button to copy the data to the clipboard, or use the “Quick Look” option to print the data or open it in another app. You can send the data to any installed app that can handle delimited spreadsheet data, such as Apple Numbers.




Sharing & Printing Visualizations

You can share the visualizations you have created by tapping the action toolbar button and tapping “Share & Print”.






When activated, the sharing preview panel will be shown, which allows you to select the size of the shared visualization, as well as choose between a light-background Publication theme and a dark-background Presentation theme. You can also select from various pre-defined sizes for printing, or use the sliders to specify a custom size for the visualization. When changing the size, the visualization will be re-laid out in order to attempt to make the most efficient use of the available space for positioning (and possibly truncating) column headers and canvas shapes.



On the preview screen are buttons that perform the following functions:

Copy: Copy the PDF or PNG to the clipboard, which you can then paste into any app that supports those file types. For example, you can paste a PDF of your visualization into the Apple Pages app as a summary chart in a report.

Print: If you have an AirPlay-enabled printer on your network, you can use this function to print out your visualization. You will typically use the “Publication” theme for this in order to avoid using too much ink.

Mail: If you have a mail account configured on your iPad, this will compose a new message and add the visualization PNG or PDF as an attachment.

Tweet: If you have configured a Twitter account on your iPad, you can compose a tweet with the visualization PNG attached.

Open In…: This option allows you to select from a list of apps on your iPad that purport to support files in the PNG or PDF format.

Save To…: This button exports the PNG or PDF file to Glimpse’s application documents folder, which you can retrieve via the iTunes File Sharing mechanism on your Macintosh or Windows desktop.