How to edit your report template to insert a grid photo display
We will take you through the steps of creating a photo grid for your report template. Please make sure you have the correct admin permissions to be able to edit templates.
If you are creating a brand new template, skip to step 2.
If you are editing an existing template, download your latest report template from ValuePRO Standard Edition. Go to Templates > Report Templates > Select your Word template and download by clicking on the text link.
See the video below on how to download a report template:
Open your template in Microsoft Word.
Note: Always make a backup of your original file.
Go to the section where the photo grid should appear. You can use the PhotoGrid modifier in a MergeField to display photos in a grid layout. Insert a Word table between the TableStart and TableEnd MergeFields. (see this link for a list of Photo MergeFields you can use.)
Place your photo merge field code into your table for example:
From the sample above, 160 is the value of the width of the photo.
*This code sample will repeat the table rows for the amount of photos it needs to pull in, creating a grid layout on your generated report.
Remember to save
Save your document with a new name to your local drive and do not overwrite the original, so you can quickly revert back if you made a mistake. (ValuePRO also saves a copy of your previous versions for you should you need to roll back any change.)
Upload your new template
Upload your new report template in place of the old one in ValuePRO Standard Edition. You can have the name of the file set to anything of your choosing.
Go to Templates > Report Templates > and select the template you want to replace. Upload your new template file.
PS: ValuePRO automatically test your newly uploaded template with the smart inbuilt QA. It is also a good idea to generate a new report on a job card using this template, to check before you use it.
How do I style my table for the photos?
The styling on your table will be reflected on your document, we suggest at the least set it to have no border lines and adequate spacing between photos. Also set your alignment. Use the Design tab under Tables in Word to edit your tables easily.
Want to add the photo description field too?
You can also add the source description the same way you added the title of the photo. Use the <Description> tag.
What do I do if I want to group all the building photos together in the Improvements section of my report?
You will use the tag option in the SE photo screen on each of your sectioned photos, and add a section in your report template that references these tagged photos.
Sample on bushfire map:
The map image tagged Bushfire will show in this section.
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