SIMS Assessment - Individual Reports - Mail Merge Issue : Special Characters
This had me struggling this morning for an hour
We use assesment - individual reports for generating ROA's (we stopped using Profiles because it was so damn hard and inflexible).
Anyway we have a "Comment Aspect" in the marksheet to capture teacher comments.
One subject would randomly fail to display the "comment aspect" for some students.
I thought it might be an issue with how I'd defined the ROA template ...word tables...and one cell having up to three comment aspects depending upon which 'course option' the student was studying.
Anyway, I worked out what the problem was...the comments that would not appear had a pound symbol £ within the text (a teacher was telling parents about a revision book that costs £4).... I removed the £ and as if by magic the comments appeared
BTW : The £ made the whole aspect comment dissapear not just the pound symbol
I just wanted to share this with you in case it trips any of you up !
Does anyone know of any other characters / symbols that will cause an issue ?