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TOPIC: Report Template for single Family Dwelling

Re: Report Template for single Family Dwelling 12 years 2 months ago #1868

Just try it once :) I know lots of guys that still print on site AND add photos. Try it from home. When you print, print in draft mode which will speed up the print job.

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Dominic Maricic
Home Inspector Pro Home Inspection Software - CEO

Re: Report Template for single Family Dwelling 12 years 1 month ago #2264

Hey Doug thanks for the template post. What do you do when there are less than 4 bathrooms? The bookmarks appear to show on the PDF and the headings print on the general info page that you would give to clients. You have a lot of detail listed have you thought about combining some areas to reduce the number of clicks? To me the bathroom part of the template is the most challenging as every house has at least one. Some have multiple half baths and bigger ones have more than four. Anyone have a maic wand?

Roger

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Re: Report Template for single Family Dwelling 12 years 1 month ago #2266

Roger, there is a magic wand, if you have more bathrooms you simply click Edit Template, click on one of the bathrooms and click the copy button. Your template really only needs one bathroom and bedroom as you can duplicate them as many times as you want instantly. Check out www.homeinspectorpro.com/Home-Inspector-...n-your-template.html which is in the Animated Tutorials section for more detail.

Also many inspectors combine the bathrooms in just one section and the bedrooms in just one section. It creates a more condensed report. If you're going this method you just use the locations section to number the areas, like Master Bath #1, Downstairs West Bath #2, etc. Then within each tab you just number the comment, like under Sink tab you could put 'Moisture under sink was seen in #1,#2 (to say it was in both). This gives you a legend at the top of the page and the details under. This is especially good if you're printing on site as it cuts the number of pages down dramatically, plus in most homes you won't find that many things wrong in the bathroom/bedrooms so it makes the report fuller to combine them.

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Dominic Maricic
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Re: Report Template for single Family Dwelling 12 years 1 month ago #2267

Just noticed you said what do you do when there's less than 4 bathrooms! Go to Report Settings->Section Colors & Print Order. You can uncheck any section that you don't want to appear on the report.

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Dominic Maricic
Home Inspector Pro Home Inspection Software - CEO

Re: Report Template for single Family Dwelling 12 years 1 month ago #2268

Hey Dominic, Thanks for the tip. Just a thought, if I use multiple bathrooms and I need to edit one in the template, it makes sense to delete all but one, make changes then copy the new bath to my favorite number of bathes.

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Re: Report Template for single Family Dwelling 12 years 1 month ago #2269

Exactly. That's why I recommend that you do the first bathroom, that way you'll have any new comments in it. Then duplicate it. We have it in the plans to eventually allow sections to be 'linked' so that if you add comments in one section it adds them in the other. This actually is how the program was 2 years ago but we got many guys who wanted the plumbing section in the attic to have different comments then the plumbing in the bathroom (for example). So we disconnected it all. Now we'll add in an optional sync so that you can have it either way.

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Dominic Maricic
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