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.
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This guide will teach you:
1. Add a text widget to the page
To add the widget to the page, all you have to do is click on it and drag and drop it on the page.
If you would like to create columns and split your content in more widgets, then first you would need to select the number of columns you want.
You can find all the different column formats at the layout widgets.
Then you can drag and drop the column widget on your page and add the widget in the column.
Once you add it a pop-up window will open where you can add your content.
Here is an example of a banner. This is a 4-8 column, on the left there is a text widget with an image and on the right, another one with additional information.
2. Add your content
You can add your content at the body of the widget. You can use our text editor to make your content look appealing and professional, add links or images. 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 one of your charts so that respondents will know what is being displayed. For example, you can describe exactly what the table or spider chart is displaying.
To make advanced design changes to your content, you can add your own custom CSS.
Once you are finished just click the Save and Close button.
3. Additional settings
Select the widget and then at the right of the screen click on the gear button. The widget list will be replaced by the additional settings.
Here you can find the following settings:
This is the ID of the widget.
You can name your widget in order to identify it easier.
You can add your widget logic rules to ensure that your content will be visible only when the conditions are true.
When you click the Edit rule button a new pop-up window will appear.
Select from the dropdown menu the option you want, and then fill in all the required fields. Once you add everything you can click the Submit button.
Your content will not be displayed on the page anymore, instead of the content you will be able to see the widget logic rules.
If you would like to edit your content again just click on the rule and the widget will expand. To edit the rule you would have to click on the Edit rule at the settings.
This is the window where you can delete the rule by clicking on the Delete rule button.
Add margins to create space around elements and move them in your page. By default the margins are set to 0, but you can change that anytime and add the margin you prefer.
5. Background color
You can change the background color of this specific widget by clicking the color selector.
Once you click it, the background color selector will expand and you will be able to select the color you want or add the color hex.
To save just click Apply color.
6. Background image
Click Upload image to add a background image only to this widget.
A new pop-up window will open where you can select the file you want to upload.
You can change the position, the background repeat and background size from the dropdown menu at the settings.
To remove the image you can click the Clear button.
You can add borders, select the color, the style and the line width.
4. Additional buttons
When you click on your widget, 4 blue buttons appear.
The Arrow allows you to move between the different layers of the page. For example, if you add a widget in a column then you have 3 layers: the page, the column, and the widget. The arrow allows you to quickly select a different layer.
The second icon, the four arrow sign, allows you to move your widget up or down to the page.
The third icon, the page, allows you to copy this widget, and the forth icon, the bin, to delete it.
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