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WISCO Survey - Report Preferences

RTF, HTML, PDF, and printed reports use the preferences set on this tabbed page.

Alternate Row Shading

If checked, the headings are shaded gray, and alternate rows of data are shaded with light yellow and white on a light yellow background. If this is unchecked the HTML pages are displayed with a white background, and no shading. The reports will also include a 10% gray shading if checked.

Include All Report Grid Lines

Horizontal and vertical lines can be included on the reports, to make it easier to view text choices and columns of data. If checked the main lines are included in the display and printed reports. See Show All Grid Lines to reveal hidden lines used to change column widths.

Include Blank Line After Question Responses

If checked, and extra blank line is inserted after each question and survey results for each set of responses.

Include Question Skip Instructions in Reports

When a survey is being answered, an instruction can be included to skip to a different question, depending on the answer. This option allows this instruction to not be included on the analysis reports.

Include Survey Instructions

If checked, the instructions entered on the Design Menu - Edit Questions - Survey Titles/Headings tab can be printed before the first question of a survey.

Use Bold Font for Report Column Headings

If checked the column headings will use a bold font on the reports and HTML summaries.

Use Comma as Decimal Separator

If checked, the decimal point for statistics calculations and averages uses a comma instead of the period. This is quite common in Western European countries.


These settings determines the font used for all HTML displays and HTML reports created by the program. One of 40 background colors can be chosen for your web survey. Click the down arrow to display the available color choices, select your color choices for the background and table colors. You may have plenty of fonts installed on your computer, but you can't be sure the same fonts are installed on the computer where the survey results will be displayed. If you select a font that is not available on the user's computer, Windows will substitute a different choice. Studies indicate Arial, Verdana, and Courier fonts are installed on over 90% of Windows and Macintosh computers. The default font for Windows XP® is Tahoma. The default font for Windows Vista® and Windows 7® is Segoe UI. Tahoma is also installed with Windows Vista® and Windows 7®.

The default font size used to display the survey results is determined by the resolution of the monitor (Windows setting) and the web browser's default font size chosen by the user. The developers of the browsers (Microsoft, Netscape, Fire Fox, etc.) determine the relationships between the default font size and H1 to H6 values. Often this relationship includes displaying the H1 to H6 fonts with a bold style. Generally, H4 is the same size as the default font, H1 is the largest, and H6 is the smallest. If the blank value is selected, instead of the H1 to H6 values, the heading and questions will use the same default font as the question choices. The font color can also be selected for the heading and question fonts. The question text choices will use the web browser default font color (usually black).

Report Fonts

Clicking the button on the right side of the font combo box displays a font dialog. You can select a new font, font style, size, and color. These font settings are used on all reports for the headings, questions, and choices. The question heading font settings are also used for the survey title font.

Web Survey Logo

A graphic can be displayed at the very top of the survey, for example a company logo. The pixel height and width of the web survey graphic is entered here. If left blank, the dimensions are not included in the HTML web survey. This causes a slower display on the HTML web survey.

User Defined Scales

Text for User-Defined Scales 6, 7, and 8 are entered in the table - (5 scale terms per scale number). These scales are saved with the WISCO Survey software files so they will be available for all surveys. When you save your question file, the rating scale text is saved with the survey question. You can also enter other rating scales in the column edit boxes.

Clicking the Apply button will save all program preferences, including those revised with the other tabbed pages. This file is kept in the Windows Applications Data folder

Clicking the Help button will display this help file information.

Clicking the OK button will leave the preferences selection screen, returning to the opening program screen.