Previous Report Builder: Text widget

The text widget allows you to write and display your content in your report. You can use it to give further information about questions, give feedback or explain a particular answer.


This is an absolutely essential building block of your PDF report. The example below shows how it can be used as a header, and an explanation.

PDF: Text widget- example


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This guide will teach you:

  1. Setting up the widget
  2. Logic rules

1. Setting up the widget

1.1 Styling

1.2 Placement and size

1.1 Styling

You can use our text editor to make your content look appealing and professional. Your final PDF display will be determined by the layout and the style you will use for your content here, so take care to space it out properly and make sure the font is the right size.


Add a header in a text widget before each of your charts so that respondents will know what is being displayed. There you can use line breaks  if you want to create space between your content. For example, you can describe exactly what the table or spider chart is displaying. 

PDF: Text widget- body


To make advanced design changes to your content, you can add your own custom CSS.

1.2 Placement and size

Choose how you would like to align your content. You can choose to align it to one side and have a chart or more text on the other side or center the text.

PDF: Text widget-styling and placement

  • Left - your content will be aligned to the left side of the page, in a column layout
  • Center - your content will be presented centered across the entire page from the left to the right (full width)
  • Right - your content will be aligned to the right side of the page, in a column layout

If you would like two blocks of content to appear side-by-side, make sure to set one to be aligned on one side of the page and the other one on the other. For example, choose to align the text widget to the left, and align a spider chart to the right.

Click the Update preview button to see how the widget you've created looks like

PDF: Text widget- update preview

Take a look below at some different possibilities.

PDF: Text widget-preview

2. Logic rules

You can create logic rules so that your content is only displayed when certain criteria are met. If you want to always display your content and make sure it is visualized every time your report is generated, you can choose not to include a widget logic rule. Learn more about Widget Logic.

PDF: Text widget- add rules

Once you've saved your logic rules, don't forget to save and you're ready to add more widgets!

What's next?

  • You can use PDF scheduler if you want to send a PDF report to specified contacts on a regular basis, send team members a weekly report, email the marketing department with a report every Sunday etc. The reports sent out by the scheduler are aggregate reports with all data totaled, as opposed to personalized reports with just one set of information. 
  • Conditional Rendering is a way of displaying elements based on a condition. It allows you to create simple conditions inside a widget and reduce the number of widgets and rules. With Conditional Rendering, you can render different UI markups based on certain conditions.
  • The custom results by respondent table is a dynamic type of widget that will add records automatically to the table once you have set it up. You can set the maximum number of records to show and set the table to sort records from low to high or high to low.
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