ReportR: Text Widget
Choose the text widget to write paragraphs or sentences of text to be shown on the report. Use the text widget to give further information about questions, give feedback or explain a particular answer.
Text widgets are an absolutely essential building block of your PDF report. The example below shows how one text widget is used as a header, and another text widget is used for explanation.
Let's see how you can go about this! This guide will take you through:
1 Setting up the widget
The text widget is super easy to set up - just start typing!
Check out our WYSIWYG guide to learn how to make your text look appealing and professional. The way you lay out the text is the way it will appear on the PDF report, so take care to space it out properly and make sure the font is the right size.
Tip: To make advanced design changes to the widgets, you can add you own custom CSS.
Tip: Add text before each of the other widgets so that respondents will know what is being displayed, for example, describe exactly what the table or spider chart is displaying. Use line breaks in the text widget if you want to create space before or after another widget.
1.1 Widget placement and size
Choose how you would like to align your text. You can choose to align it to one side and have a chart widget or more text on the other side, or center the text.
- Left - widget will be aligned to the left side of the page, in a column layout
- Center - widget will be presented centered across the entire page from the left to the right (full width)
- Right - widget will be aligned to the right side of the page, in a column layout
If you would like another widget to appear side-by-side the text, make sure to set the widget aligned on one side of the page, and the text on the other. For example, choose to align the text widget to the left, and align a spiderchart to the right.
Take a look below at some different possibilities.
2 Widget logic rules
You can add multiple text widgets to create different text version for each outcome you have in your questionnaire. To have the PDF show the right text you can add the widget logic rules, similar to the rules in our survey editor. Click add rule and now select which condition from the drop-down menu should be used to decide when to show the widget.
Once you've chosen the initial condition, you can specify exactly what conditions need to be met, for example the answer on question must be greater than a certain number. If you need a more complex condition, click on the white circle with a purple + sign to add criteria that will be in addition to the other criteria (AND), or instead of (OR).
Tip: If you have set up outcomes, you can choose an outcome as the criteria for showing the widget. Choose outcome from the drop-down menu and then select what the outcome should or should not equal so that the widget will be shown. You can set the outcome as the only criteria, or as an additional criteria as shown below. In this example, we clicked the purple + button and added that the widget should be shown if both the response on intro field criteria AND the outcome criteria is fulfilled.
Once you've saved your logic rules, don't forget to save PDF and you're ready to add more widgets!
3 Other available widgets
Why not check out our other widget guides and learn how to add other types of content to your PDF?