PDF Pagination Broken?

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Steve Holland

06 Oct, 2014 10:29 PM

When exporting to a .docx format, the pagination works great. However, since it doesn't create a Table of Contents or clickable links within the various sub-goals, I need to use the PDF format. Unfortunately, when exporting as a PDF, the sub-goals break straddle the page breaks, making it more difficult to read. Additionally, the main "birds-eye view" of the goals is truncated on the right side. Anyway to fix these issues from my end?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 07 Oct, 2014 07:36 AM

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    Hello Steve

    Sorry you have been having trouble.

    We are aware of the issues with the PDF export (goal map image displaced and goal details straddling page breaks) and we are investigating ways to fix them.

    In the exported DOCX file, you should be able to generate a Table of Contents (ToC), including clickable referents (click the page number on the right to go to that page). To do so in Word, right-click the Table of Contents title on page 2, then click the down-arrow in the 'Table of Contents' tab that appears and select 'Update Table' (see attached screenshots). As yet however there is no way to implement (in the goal details listings) 'goal-to-goal' hyperlinks that work in Word.

    The reason that we have not prioritised the functionality in the exported reports is that these are necessarily only 'snapshots' of your project at a particular point in time. For ongoing work and any updates the best medium to use is the Goalscape software itself; and for team working (using the web application Goalscape Connect) the Goal Chat feature is the ideal way to communicate between team members about any such changes (and to discuss problems and questions) since the Chat History provides a complete record of all discussions on that goal.

    In Goalscape you can easily jump between goals by selecting them in the goal map, or (for very large projects where not all goal names are visible in all views) you can use the smart search function by entering part of the goal name (or any text string in its Notes) in the Search field. In Goalscape Connect you can also implement hyperlinks between goals: in any goal you can enter the URL of any other goal in the Notes field (and/or a Chat message).

    Thanks for taking the time to report this. We are continually working to improve all aspects of Goalscape's functionality and ease of use (including reporting) – watch out for announcements when we release periodic updates.

    All the best

    Richard

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Richard Parslow on 07 Oct, 2014 07:39 AM

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    (Correct version of screenshot #2 attached)

  3. 3 Posted by Stephen Holland on 07 Oct, 2014 03:49 PM

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    Thank you for your click reply.

    I understand why the printing would be a lower priority. However, I work with various agencies that require printed (or digital versions of printed) reports. To that end, the ability to print sections of the goals would be helpful. For example, it would be nice to be able to print those sections assigned to particular people or with particular tags.

    That being said, Goalscape is a FANTASTIC product and my school district will be purchasing three annual licenses.

    Thanks for listening.

    Steve
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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Richard Parslow on 07 Oct, 2014 09:37 PM

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    Hello Steve

    Thanks for the additional background – and for the great feedback.

    You can use the new Goal List functionality to generate lists of goals that have been assigned to particular people (or sets of people). In the Highlight sidebar, check the relevant name in the Responsible list: that will highlight the goals for which that person is responsible. Then click the 'Show goal list' button – you can export the goal list via the clipboard and paste it into any other application.

    Alternatively you can export to XLSX, then open the exported file in Excel (or any other spreadsheet application) and use the Sort Data function to re-order your goals by person Responsible (and by Tag, End date, etc).

    Many academic institutions all over the world use Goalscape to represent their courses – the visual format makes it easy to agree importance and priorities among staff, then display it to students. You may also be interested in our 'Goalscape for Students' video here.

    Keep achieving great goals!

    Richard

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