Reporting Mode

Depending on the output you need, OfficeReports creates tables in either 'Reporting' or 'Analytics' layout. In case your final delivery is a PowerPoint presentation, make sure you use 'Reporting' layout.

Reporting Layout

The Reporting Layout creates tables which are perfect for populating charts in PowerPoint by doing the following:

  • Table statistics like total, mean, standard deviation etc. are separated from the values for the categories (answer options).
  • Only the percentage or the count is reported, not both at the same time.
  • Significance is shown using background colors

As you can see in the tables below, the data range we need for a chart is much more easily selectable in the 'reporting' table than in the 'analytics' table further below.

Analytics Layout

This is the more traditional way of lay-outing crosstabs: