export to pdf

export to pdf dwebb  2021-05-19


I was wondering if there was a way to export all the chromatograms (for each analyte and sample) to PDF similar to how Sciex Analyst software can export chromatograms. We need PDF copies for reports and internal audits. Unfortunately the Panorama platform won't be allowed for our purposes.


Brendan MacLean responded:  2021-05-19

Hi Danielle,
There is no existing feature for this in Skyline. However, it is possible to export the chromatograms and integration boundaries to CSV format using Skyline custom reports. If you are not familiar with them, a tutorial can be found here:


Once you have the CSV, a proficient R programmer should be able to produce the PDF you are seeking. And if that programmer were interested, I am sure others would appreciate the R code being packaged into an External Tool for Skyline. External tool documentation can be found here:


Sorry we don't yet have the feature you are looking for. If you don't mind my asking, how are PDFs like this made more secure than a database system like Panorama? Is there some sort of validation process they go through, and then they are stored in a secure database?