Adding Items to a Report

Reports are ideal document containers for other STATISTICA documents, as well as objects from other software programs. When adding items to a report, it is not necessary that the item itself be open, nor is it necessary that you manually open the report; however, you must have either a report or an appropriate STATISTICA document (e.g., a spreadsheet, graph, or macro) open in order to access the options described here.

When a report is active, you can add documents and objects to it using the commands on the report Insert menu or the report shortcut menu).

Note: When an auto-updating graph is embedded in a report, select the graph and double-click on it in order to reflect changes in data.

Insert an active STATISTICA document. To add a STATISTICA document that is open in your current STATISTICA session:

Ribbon bar. If there is not a report currently open, select the File tab. In the left pane, click Add to Document. In the right pane, click New Report to create a report and add the document to the report. If a report is currently open, select the File tab. In the left pane, click Add to Document. In the right pane, there is a list of currently opened reports. Select the report to which you want to add the document.

Classic menus. If there is not a report currently open, from the File -Add to Report submenu, select New Report to create a report and add the document to the report. If a report is currently open, from the Insert menu, select Documents. Note that if you do not have a STATISTICA document open in your current session, this command is dimmed. This command displays the Insert Document dialog box, which lists all active (open) STATISTICA documents. Select the document to insert, and click the OK button. The selected document is inserted at the cursor point, and the document icon is added to the navigation tree at the left side of the screen.

Insert documents from Workbooks. To insert documents into a report from a workbook, select them in the tree pane of the workbook, copy (e.g., press CTRL+C), and then paste them all into the desired place in the report (note that multiple items can be selected in the workbook tree panel using the standard Windows CTRL and SHIFT conventions).

Insert a new or previously saved STATISTICA document or non-STATISTICA document. To add a new or saved STATISTICA document or non-STATISTICA document (e.g., an Excel spreadsheet)to a report:

Ribbon bar. Select the Edit tab. In the Insert group, click OLE Object to display the Insert Object dialog box, which is used to create a new document or locate a previously saved document.

Classic menus. From the Insert menu, select Object to display the Insert Object dialog box, which is used to create a new document or locate a previously saved document.

The document you specify is inserted at the cursor point and added to the navigation tree at the left side of the screen.

Add to Report toolbar button. Click the   button (on the Standard toolbar - classic menus) to add the current document to the open report, a previously saved report, or a new report. After you click this button, a menu is displayed allowing you to specify to which report you would like to add the document. Click the arrow to immediately display the menu and select a report to which the document will be added. Select New Report from the menu to create a new report and add the current document to it. Note that if the document cannot be sent to a report (e.g., the document is a report or a workbook), the Add to Report button is dimmed.

See also, Creating a Report, Opening a Report, Printing a Report, Saving a Report, Report Overview, and Creating a Workbook.