if the window is frozen from freeze window step add a "refresh window" before the show dialog step.
remove The pause from enter preview mode step.
The Enter Preview Mode [Pause] step should allow you to preview the 1st page. If you want to preview multiple pages, you need to show the Toolbar so the user can navigate through the pages.
we do a enter preview mode, then print setup step and leave the user on the preview mode to either print it, or save it as a pdf. But we leave the toolbar enabled.
Besides showing the tool bar, my variation is:
-- do the other stuff then
Enter Preview Mode
Adjust window [ resize to fit]
Go to record/page last
Go to record/page first
On a Mac, what I do is: Print the report with the option "Open PDF in Preview".
Preview opens, with 2 handy buttons at the bottom, "Cancel" and "Print".
This way users can browse at their ease and should they decide to produce a hardcopy, it can be done immediately via the "Print" button, while "Cancel" disposes of the document, no questions asked.
Yes, with the added bonus that once the report is opened in Preview, they can:
- Use Markup to draw arrows, rectangles, add text etc, thus highlighting relevant figures and data on the report;
- Use the Share button to send a copy of the (annotated) pdf to anyone.
That sounds great, too bad that isn't an option in windows.