Reporting tool

Reporting Tool – Overview

Fig. 459 Reporting Tool – Overview

A powerful feature of OXYGEN is the Reporting tool. This tool offers the user the possibilities to create reporting pages directly from the measurement screen. This feature can be used in the REC mode as well as in the PLAY mode and in the LIVE mode.

This tool and its functionalities will be explained in the following sections.

Creating a Report

To create a report, the user can either

  • Copy a complete measurement screen to the report with the following steps

  • Select the desired measurement screen within the screens menu and display it (see Fig. 460)

    Display the measurement screen that shall be copied to the report

    Fig. 460 Display the measurement screen that shall be copied to the report

  • Open the small-view of the Report menu (see Fig. 461):

    Open the small-view of the Reporting menu

    Fig. 461 Open the small-view of the Reporting menu

  • Click the copy button at the lower end of the Reporting menu (see Fig. 462 or ② in Fig. 468)

    Click the *Copy* button

    Fig. 462 Click the Copy button

  • The entire measurement screen is now copied to the report as a new report page (see Fig. 463):

    Measurement screen added to the report

    Fig. 463 Measurement screen added to the report

  • Select and copy single instruments from the measurement screen via CTRL+C (see Fig. 464) and paste it to the report page via CTRL+V (see Fig. 465).

    Copying single instruments from the measurement screen...

    Fig. 464 Copying single instruments from the measurement screen…

    ... to the report page

    Fig. 465 … to the report page

  • Activate the Design Mode and edit the report page like a measurement screen (see Adding Instruments to the measurement screen)

    Activating the *Design Mode* on report page

    Fig. 466 Activating the Design Mode on report page

Reporting cursor

The yellow cursor is available on the reporting pages as well. On the measurement screens, the yellow cursor is linked to the instruments on all screens. This is different on report pages. Here, the yellow cursor is only linked to the instruments on the same report page and can therefore be placed on several positions of the data file on different pages:

Several yellow cursor positions within one report

Fig. 467 Several yellow cursor positions within one report

  • The buttons on the lower end of the Reporting Menu (see Fig. 468) have the following functionalities:

Push buttons in the *Reporting* Menu

Fig. 468 Push buttons in the Reporting Menu

Table 39 Functionality of the push buttons in the Reporting menu

1

Add Page

Add an empty page beyond the last page

2

Copy

If a measurement screen is open (see Fig. 461), the screen will be copied to the report as a new page. If a report page is open (see Fig. 463), the selected page will be copied beyond the last page

3

Delete Page

Delete selected page

4

Save as *.pdf

Saves the report as *.pdf-file; for export options, enlarge the Reporting menu to the full screen

5

Send to printer

Send the report to a printer; to select a printer, enlarge the Reporting menu to the full screen

6

Copy to Clipboard

If no Instrument is selected, the actual page will be copied to clipboard. If an Instrument is selected, only the selected Instrument will be copied to clipboard

Expanded *Reporting* Menu

Fig. 469 Expanded Reporting Menu

Table 40 Expanded Reporting Menu - Functionality

1

Paper Orientation

Selection of Paper Orientation Portrait or Landscape

2

Paper size

Selection of Paper size A4 or Letter

3

Text size

Selection of reporting text size small, medium or large

4

Footer icon

Browse for an icon that will be added to the footer

5

Report Content menu

Specify if the whole report or only certain pages shall be printed

6

Selected Printer

Browse for a Printer

7

Print button

Sends the report to a printer

8

PDF-file

Browse for a folder and specify the filename

9

Save button

Saves the Report as *.pdf-file

Note

It is possible to change the order of the pages by the same procedure as it was explained for the measurement screens: Select the respective page and keep the mouse button pressed for 2 seconds. After 2 seconds, the blue frame will become bold. Now it is possible to change the order of the selected page to any desired position by keeping the mouse button pressed and move the screen.