What is a widget and how does it work?

Widgets are different formats of content that you can include in your PDF report based on a condition (show this widget if a certain condition is met). They are the building blocks of your report. A widget can be a block of text, an image, a chart, a table and more! 


There are extremely useful for a number of reasons:

  • They are the means to showing data based on the respondent's answers, for examples in graphs or tables. Include variables in the data fields of a graph widget or the text widget and this will display customized data from the responses. You could choose to show an answer given to a question, the score from a question or question block or many other variables. For more information about variables, please see this article.
  • You can create rules so that widgets are only displayed when certain criteria are met. If you want to show a general widget that is visualized every time a PDF report is generated, you can choose to not include a widget logic rule.
  • Decide how you want them laid out on the page - left aligned, right aligned or full page width. This allows you to create a two-columned layout.
  • As your needs change over time, you can simply toggle to turn off widgets, so they will still be available if needed but won't be displayed to respondents. Saves time and you don't have to recreate them from scratch if you need them again.


Here are a few examples of different widgets which you could use:



Here's an example of using text in the report:


Widgets - text example


And here's how a spider chart widget could appear:


Widgets - spider chart


Read the beginner's guide to creating your PDF report.


Don't forget to check out the list of available widgets and find the perfect widgets for your PDF report.



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