Introducing a new feature for LG Inform Plus

Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard on a new feature for LG Inform Plus’s report writer: the text token editor. Now you’ll be able to create detailed, up-to-date reports on almost any subject you like more easily than ever.

But what is it?
The text token editor helps you build text tokens – clever bits of code that pull numbers and text from the database – without the need to learn any code. Simply choose a few options and you’ll be writing analysis-rich reports in no time.

How can I use it?
All subscribers can start using the text token editor right away. Create or edit a report and you’ll be able to use the text token editor in any text box, or follow the steps below.

  1. Create or edit a report.
  2. Add a component using the toolbar on the right side of the screen.
  3. In the Text sub-menu (black bar on the left), click the ‘Add token’ button.
  4. Choose a token from the menu on the left, select your options and click Insert token.
  5. Add some text around the token to give it context. Take a look at our standard report for some ideas.

What can text tokens tell me?
You’ll find a full list of text tokens including suggested uses and examples in our user guide’s reference section.

I’m confused – help!
Don’t worry, help is here! Watch the video below or take a look at our user guide for helpful explanations and advice. Don't forget that you can always get in touch with the support team too – support@esd.org.uk.

posted by esd support on 26th June 2014

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