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Tool Mastery | Render

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This article is part of the Tool Mastery Series, a compilation of Knowledge Base contributions to introduce diverse working examples for Designer Tools. Here we’ll delve into uses of the Render Tool on our way to mastering the Alteryx Designer:


Believe it or not, data can be beautiful. Take your black and white data points and add some color to them in visuals with the suite of tools found in the Reporting Category! If you’re looking to create reports, presentations, images, or simply output data with a bang, you can use the Render Tool paired with other Reporting Tools to create HTML files (*.html), Composer files (*.pcxml), PDF documents (*.pdf), RTF documents (*.rtf), Word documents (*.docx), Excel documents (*.xlsx), MHTML files (*.mht), Power Point presentations (*.pptx), PNG images (*.html), and even Zip files (*.zip) – packed with formatting and visual aesthetic that’ll make any data-geek’s mouth water.


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                                                                                              Data is beautiful


Use the Render Tool to: 


  • Create reports pdf reports (attached in Render.yxzp):

 Create PDFs.jpg


  • Visualize maps with detail and formatting (attached in Render.yxzp):


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Feel free to check out another detailed use case built to create indexed maps with the Render Tool here!


  • Download and create images from the web (attached in Render.yxzp): 

  Download Images.jpg



If you’re having trouble getting your reports exactly to where you want them, be sure to check out our guide on how to arrange reporting objects! Looking to email your reports or presentations after creation? Master the Email Tool to automate the process or visit our resource on how to email different reports to different recipients!


By now, you should have expert-level proficiency with the Render Tool! If you can think of a use case we left out, feel free to use the comments section below! Consider yourself a Tool Master already? Let us know at if you’d like your creative tool uses to be featured in the Tool Mastery Series.


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