Ever generate a report in XWF and ended up with more than one Report*.html page? Ever been stymied by the fact that those handy menus at the top don’t link to anything outside the main Report.html page?
Yea, me too, but no more!
This isnt quite done yet, but its close. here is an overview and some screenshots. In my testing, reports get tweaked in less than a second or 2 for a 9 page XWF report.
Here is what the main interface looks like. Basically, choose the case file, choose the directory where you exported your report to, set some other option information (like who you are, your agency, a logo), write a narrative (if you want) and TWEAK!
The Narrative is nice because it supports HTML, so if you wanted to get crazy and write up a nice, fancy report with lists and stuff to include in your report, go for it!
The items at the top, like the logo and the agency, arr taken from what you enter in XWFRT
The menu on the left contains items for general case info, all evidence items and, if present, audit trail information. Clicking a menu loads the relevant section into the main part of the window (the General tab is shown below).
here we see the evidence items page
and finally, clicking on a report table page.
I have a bit more polish to put on this thing before i release the first version to include having a setting in the GUI to control the max # of items on a report table page. For example, if you exported 1500 images in report table “Foobar” and set the max per page in XWFRT to 500 items a page, you would get Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 links under the “Foobar” heading.
Oh yea, the entire look and feel is all controlled by CSS, so you can, by editing one simple file, completely change the look and feel of the report to suit your department’s needs (colors, layout, borders, EVERYTHING)
What else does the community want to see this thing do?
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Why don’t you start pre-order sales for your book? I’m ready to buy. Wayne
hehe! That’s up to the publisher, not us! =) we will look into when pre-orders will start! Thanks for the interest!
When the release drops, you will be able to save multiple narratives so you can load different types of report templates into the narrative as a starting point.