Here we see StoryCreator interface and the four different main areas.


Further down you find a short introduction to each area, more detailed information come in other articles.


Slide area 

A StoryCreator slide can contain charts, tables or text boxes (objects). To choose object type click the relevant icon in the empty object. Here we see an empty object in the StoryCreator, choose object type by clicking any of the icons.If you inadvertently chose the wrong object type, or just want to change type, you can convert a chart to a table, or a table to a chart, which increase efficiency if you want to change object type.



Here we see the new convert option in the context menu.

 

Note the following: when converting a chart to a table, or vice versa, the following settings will be lost if they are applied (a warning message displays what will be lost during the conversion)

  • The sorting settings, such as sort by value, will go back to default sorting
  • Benchmark settings calculation will be turned off
  • Significance testing calculations will be turned off

The number of charts, tables and text boxes (including their size and position) comes from the used Slide layout. The size and position of all the objects can be changed by drag and drop.

Here we see Slide area.



Chart/table/text/image settings panel

Chart settings panel
In the Chart settings area you define the content of the selected chart. You select which questions and answers to be displayed, if any filters or specific time periods shall be applied and what type of visualization to use and related formatting settings. In this area you can also select to apply additional calculations to the result like for example significance tests or benchmark calculations.

Here we see the Chart settings panel.



Table settings panel

The setup of a table is identical to the chart setup when it comes to questions, filters, time periods, series settings and analysis settings. The setup of a table, compared to a chart, differs only in the formatting/styling.

The following chapters focus on table formatting, if you would need more information about how to select questions, filters, intervals, applying analysis etc. please check the online knowledge base.

Here we see the formatting options in tables. The most commonly used formatting options are present in the shortcut toolbar. 


To format a table you can also apply any of the predefined layout templates accessible above the shortcut toolbar as shown in the image below.


Here we see the predefined layout templates.Here you can read more about the table formatting options available in the Formatting panel.

Text settings

To enter text in a text box double click the object, then you can add and style the text.

Image settings

To insert an image to the slide select the object to be an image and browse for the desired image file. .png, .jpg, .jpeg and SVG formats are supported.


Slide panel
The Slide panel displays all the slides in the current deck and here you can rearrange the slides by drag and drop, add new slides, duplicate slides, delete slides, select which layout to apply to a slide etc. As shown in the first image below a context menu appears on right click which includes in the same options as shown in the top of the Slide panel.

Here we see the Slide panel and the context menu appearing on right click.



Here we see the Layout selection menu, you can select among layouts with different number of charts and text boxes.



Or select slide layout directly when adding the new slide which was not supported earlier.

 Here we see the option to select slide layout when adding a new slide.

 

 

 

The “duplicate” option, in the slide panel, can be applied even when multiple slides are selected to copy multiple slides at the same time.

Here we see the Duplicate option, in this example both slide 1 and 2 will be duplicated

 

 


The Decks panel
In the Decks panel you can save the reports you build and load saved reports. From this panel you can also export your report deck to for example PPT or Excel.




Note: 

If you copy an object you can paste it into the slide as a new object by right clicking on the slide and selecting the past option.

Here we see the new paste option appearing when right clicking in the slide area.