Previewing Sections

For each section of the report, the inspector can preview the observations text before writing to the document. To preview the section text, click on the 'preview' button on the section form.  

In partial narrative mode, only the observations are previewed. The text that will be previewed depends on the narrative style of the report. In full narrative mode, all text including both component descriptions and observations are available to be edited. 

Previewing the text gives the inspector the opportunity to review and edit the final text for a report section. If defects or components have been omitted, you can return to the report section and add any further comments now. Also, any placeholder symbols that were not edited during the initial selection will be highlighted for revision.

Once the final editing for the section has taken place, the text can be saved and the form closed. You will be returned to the report section to write the text to the document.