Printing the Online Results Analyzer Report and
This document describes a number of methods that will allow you to manipulate
the Results Analyzer reports.
The Results Analyzer report can be exported to a Microsoft Word formatted
document and/or the individual charts exported to a Microsoft PowerPoint
presentation or as individual BMP images. Using the browser's print facility they
can also be printed directly to a printer, to a PDF file or sections
of the report can be selected and saved using a screen capture application.
The Export facility will provide the most control for
formatting the report as converting to Microsoft Word will allow the
most facilities for inserting page breaks and formatting text.
Configure the report first by selecting the survey items to display and
selecting the chart formats, then click on the Results Analyzer's 'Export' button.
The 'Export' button will display a number of export format
options where you can select one or more formats and then click on the
The export request will be queued for processing.
The request will be processed by the Survey Galaxy server and when
complete an email will be sent that will include a link to a zip file
containing the requested formats password protected by the submitting
member's case sensitive Survey Galaxy login password.
Alternative Print Methods
In addition to the Export facility there are a number of complimentary print
Once the Results Analyzer report has been configured in the Master Settings
section set the 'Output to:' 'External' and
ensure that the 'Chart Width:' is set to suitable size that displays
the charts (and chart labels) correctly and then click on the 'Apply' button.
This will show the report in a new browser window without showing the Results
Print to Printer Using Browser
Use the new browser 'Print' menu option to send the report directly to
Please note that the Flash charts do not always print as expected due to the
interactive nature of the Flash charts. The Export facility is the method
recommended by Survey Galaxy for generating images of the charts.
Printing to PDF
You can choose to print to a PDF file but to do so you will need to have
previously installed a PDF print driver on your computer. If you do not
currently have a PDF driver installed there are a number of free PDF print
drivers such as PrimoPDF.
Once installed you will be able to use the browsers print option to print to a
PDF file by selecting the PDF driver as opposed to a printer.
Using a PDF format output the results can be printed, or the PDF file emailed
to others as an attachment.
As with printing directly to a printer, due to the nature of Flash charts,
printing to a PDF format directly from the Results Analyzer may not give the
expected results. If a PDF format is required Survey Galaxy recommends using the
Export facility to export the Results Analyzer report to a Word document,
then for the exported Word formatted document to be adjusted so that the charts
and page breaks are correctly formatted, and then print to a PDF
Using a screen capture tool parts of the report can be selected and
saved using an image format such as a JPG, GIF or BMP format.
There are a number of free screen capture applications such as the snipping
tool that comes free with some of Microsoft's operating systems or applications
such as Gadwin PrintScreen, that will allow an area around the chart
to be selected and then the selected area saved it as an image where it can be
then be inserted into a PowerPoint presentations or Word document.
The screen capture is a useful compliment to the Export facility in instances
where there is a particular chart where the size has to be customized so that
the chart labels are fully displayed.
Using the Results Analyzer's Administrative settings the third-party
access can be set to either 'Full' or 'Restricted' and
third-parties then provided with a link to access the results