Report is a ‘tree’ shown on the left side of the Outputs Tab. It stores saved tables. Whenever you modify a table, you are modifying one of the tables in the Report.
If Report is not visible, position your cursor on the grey border on the far left of your screen and, when the double-ended arrow with the line through it appears, drag the slider so that the report is visible. To hide the report, position your cursor between the table and the report and drag until it is no longer visible.
Clicking anywhere in the Report tree causes the selected table to be shown in the Outputs tab. Tables and Folders of tables can be dragged and dropped in the report.
Adding tables to a report
To add a table to the report, press the Duplicate Table () button on the top-left of the table. This saves the current table and adds a new table immediately beneath it in the report. The new table, which is a copy of the saved table, is now displayed. The highlighted table in the Report indicates which table is being viewed.
Text pages can be added to a report by selecting Create > Text. By default, these are set up with very large font sizes for exporting to PowerPoint or dashboards. However, you can change the default appearance of the text by selecting Edit > Project Options > Text Items.
Right-click on a table in the Report tree and select Add Folder to create a folder into which you can organize tables.
Notes about a project can be stored in the Notes tab (see the bottom left of the screen). Notes about a specific table can be stored with the table by right-clicking, selecting Table Options, and entering the notes in the Notes box.
Notes can be attached to individual variables in the Variables and Questions tab by right-clicking on the variable and selecting New Comment for Variable.
Often it is useful to lock a table to prevent users from inadvertently modifying it by formatting it, or changing the selections in the blue or brown drop-downs, the weight menu, or the filter menu. This is done by right-clicking on the table in the report and selecting Lock from the menu. To unlock, right-click on the table again and select Unlock.
If the data is modified, either by importing new data, recoding data, or merging together the same questions in a different table, the data shown in the table will change irrespective of whether the tables are locked or not.
Changing multiple tables at the same time
You can use your Shift and Ctrl keys in conjunction with your mouse to simultaneously apply operations across multiple tables at any one time (e.g., applying weights and filters, selecting questions, setting footers, locking, exporting, printing, and selecting statistics).