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Re: NiFast Template 10 years 7 months ago #28831

Marcel, you're right...I haven't looked at the HIP template lately!  I agree, some form of checklist would help.  
No problem Drew...excellent work...any/all checks are appreciated!  ;D

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Re: NiFast Template 10 years 7 months ago #28832

Hey Marcel,

Gotta learn how to stop hitting the keyboard with your club, things will go much faster :)

Keep working on your site and that'll bring you more inspections. As far as inspection time, can you break down where you're spending your time? Are you writing things down in site off a blank printed HIP Report? You'll enter the data MUCH faster if you have a laminated copy that matches your template.


I tried that Dom and it slowed me down to much. Now I take all pictures and minimize the notes. Shorten my field inspection by 1/2 hour and once home, download on Picasa and switch from pictures to report while doing it. Works great. Batch download the pics on the reports and did as you said, just caption the ones I need and that cut another 1/2 hour.
Cut out sections for print that I don't use like the garage on this one, and still ended up with 42 pages.
The report is where the time is.
Every item on the report, I have to edit the comments because nothing fits the situation, because they are always different.
I suppose once I get a hundred of them, most likely the comments will be there.
I am a Narrative type of person, so canned comments don't work. Only because they don't fit the real picture that the client is paying me to find out.
Maybe I am just to technical. But that is what they pay me for.
Never would have got this far without your help and I thank you for that.  :)

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Re: NiFast Template 10 years 7 months ago #28833

Marcel, I agree completely with you!  No matter how much time I invest in typing out "canned" responses, I never seem to find exactly the right one for each house/situation and wind up typing it over! 
Do you use the checkboxes?  I'm thinking of eliminating them totally, as it's just another step in the reporting; my clients seem to have liked the more narrative style, plain English.

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Re: NiFast Template 10 years 7 months ago #28834

I have been using them Casey, and this last one it crossed my mind to eliminate them, cause all I do is check fair all the time. This would save a few seconds and sometimes I find that I forget to check them and only notice after I print the report and have to pencil them in.
I think I will try it next time. But up til now, did not know how to delete them. I am still learning.
This report system is awsome once you learn how to use it.
Thanks to HIP for producing an excellent report system.

Like a Carpenters' new tool, only as good as the one knowing how to utilize it's full potential.  :)

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Re: NiFast Template 10 years 7 months ago #28855

I'm with you Marcel.  I think for my next trick I will eliminate the checkboxes.  Seems like I often get stuck between checking one box (so the client thinks all subjects are Ok) and checking 2 boxes and trying to explain which item is bad and which is good.  So I know I agonize too much over it!  Just type it out, eliminate the boxes and hopefully confusion...
Did you figure out how to elminate the checkboxes? 
  1.  Go to Report Settings on the top menu
  2.  Report
  3.  Just above the ratings, the little box that says "Check This Box To Include Ratings In This Report"
  4.  Un-check that box

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Re: NiFast Template 10 years 7 months ago #28856

Thanks Casey, I will do that on the next one.  :)

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