Reporting and other stuff
Out SIMS installation is controlled by our LEA. Any questions we have usually go to them and they look into it. However I have decided today to come here with some. I'm not the SIMS administrator although I'm sure I could pick it up pretty easily.
My first question is about reports:
Heads of Department are moaning that they cannot print out a class set of reports. So what happens now is that the Office print out all the reports and collate them into some sort of order before handing them back to the HoD for correction. Is there a way of printing out class sets - for example I have just written my reports for Year 7 Class B - 25 pupils. How can I create the report that prints just that class for me to take home or export into pdf so I can review later - or even so I can review on the screen there and then?
MY second question is about report previewing:
When we try and preview a report for a single pupil it takes ages because SIMS is generating the whole report. Is there a way of setting it so it only previews the current pupil that you are working on in your subject?
Can anyone tell me how to get SIMS to display the accents when cutting and pasting from Word? In Welsh we have accents over certain letters. If you put these accents into a comment bank they work but some departments like to cut and paste their standard reports from Word into the SIMS editor. When they are printed the printer (Or SIMS) is replacing these characters with a code. Any way of avoiding this?