Maybe I'm the only one interested in a feature like this, but how 'bout adding an automatic "Glossary of Terms" to HIP?
I'll try to describe what I am envisioning in my flu-induced stupor. I add a narrative or comment to my report that says something like "Aerator missing at kitchen sink
". The "Glossary" function of HIP recognizes the word "aerator" and automatically starts a Glossary of Terms page at the back of the report. (The page could be turned on or off) The page would automatically add all of the terms that would be pre-loaded in to HIP that it recognizes from the comments/narratives within each report. So the Glossary of terms page would add "Aerator: An apparatus that mixes air into flowing water. It is screwed onto the end of a faucet spout to help reduce splashing.
" Ideally the terms would be alphabetized. But a typical report could easily have 20, 30, 40 or more terms that could automatically be added at the back of each report. The definitions of each term would be there for the client to read in case they don't know what the term/item happens to be. It would just be another enhancement that helps the client understand the report better and makes us (the Inspector) look even better than HIP already makes us look!
NACHI has a great Glossary of Terms list available that contains thousands of terms. I realize what a pain this would be to load in to HIP but the good thing is that I don't have to do it!
I'm just the idea guy!
Whatcha think? Am I the only one who thinks this has potential? Thanks for your time!