report templates

Asked by Ben French on 2013-02-07

Hi, thanks for the great software,
is there a way to customize reports layout, apart from including a school logo, I would like to include a teacher comment per subject or maybe a cover sheet?
ben

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

Hi Ben,

This is a big focus for development and will continue to be so for probably about the next six months.

We've got a logo implementation in the development version, that'll be released in April. We may also do some work on just leaving an optional white space for printing on letterhead.

You can add a comment to score sheets and then add the comment in the report card layout under the "outline" section. I need to document that a bit better. In the current version to create the comments in the report sheet the teacher has to click on the student's name to get the scoring form. In the development version you can click on the cell to get a pop-up and add the comment that way.

Cover sheet probably would be best generated elsewhere, or else we'll end up poorly implementing a page layout system.

jerome jones (blessedchild44) said : #2

i think it would be better for comments to be listed to the right of the report sheet and a column for the comment would be implemented to put the number that matches the comment instead of teachest writing this long comment on students causing the page to be jumbled.

ex.

1. good student
2. hard-working
3. need to settle down
4. need to maintain his/her average

and the column for comment would be 2. which shows that the child is hard-working

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #3

It is difficult for us to lay that out for the general case, as we don't know how long the comments are, how many terms, etc.

In most cases, we expect people will need to have a custom report card layout done. SIELibre (http://sielibre.com) should be able to do that for about $600 (maybe less or more depending on the complexity).

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