Statistica Knowledge Base – Output Management & Printing

What output management options are available in STATISTICA?

You can customize the way in which the output is managed in STATISTICA. When you perform an analysis, STATISTICA generates output in the form of spreadsheets and graphs. There are five basic channels to which you can direct all output: workbooks, stand-alone windows, reports, Microsoft Word, and the Web.

The first four output channels are controlled by the options in the Output Manager (accessible by selecting Output Manager from the File menu, or by selecting Options from the Tools menu to display the Options dialog and selecting Output Manager in the tree view). There are a number of ways to output to the Web, depending on the version of STATISTICA you have. These output channels can be used in many combinations (e.g., a workbook and report simultaneously), and each of the output channels can be customized and organized in a variety of ways.

How do I print spreadsheets?

The simplest way to print a spreadsheet is to click the Print button on the toolbar. STATISTICA then sends the current spreadsheet to the printer specified in the Print dialog. No other intermediate option dialogs are displayed. If a block is selected in the spreadsheet, then only that block is sent to the output destination; otherwise, the entire spreadsheet is sent to the output. More options are available when you select Print from the File menu (or CTRL+P) to display the Print dialog, where you can customize various aspects of the printing.

Automatic Reports. Note that you can keep a complete log of all spreadsheets (and/or graphs) that are displayed on the screen without having to remember to individually transfer them to the Report window or to print them. To do this, select Options from the Tools menu to display the Options dialog. Select Analyses/Graphs: Output Manager in the tree view. In the options pane, adjust the Report Output option to either Send to Multiple Reports (one for each Analysis/Graph or Single Report (common for all Analyses/Graphs). Note that this is a global option (as are all options in the Options dialog), and it will affect all analyses until the option is changed. To make changes for one particular analysis, use the Options button on the analysis or graph definition dialog.

What are workbooks?

The STATISTICA Workbook (*.stw) is a flexible output management facility based on the powerful ActiveX technology. Technically speaking, workbooks are “ActiveX containers” that enable you to manage all STATISTICA documents (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs), as well as all other ActiveX compatible documents such as Microsoft Excel worksheets or Microsoft Word documents. Each workbook contains two panels: an Explorer-style navigation tree on the left and a document viewer on the right. The navigation tree (workbook tree) can be hierarchically split into various nodes allowing you to organize your files in logical groupings (e.g., all analysis outputs, all macros created for a project, etc.). Tabs at the bottom of the document viewer (workbook viewer) are used to easily navigate the children of the currently selected node.

output management workbook

Workbooks help to organize sets of output files (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs, reports, macros, non-STATISTICA files, etc.) that have been created or used (e.g., reviewed) during the analysis of a data file.

How do I print previously saved results?

There are several options available for printing previously saved results:

1. You can open each spreadsheet (and/or graph) and print it by selecting Print from the File menu (CTRL+P) as described above.

2. You can open each spreadsheet (and/or graph), insert them into a report, and print the report. Note that with this method you can add supplementary text and comments to the analysis results.

3. You can insert all of the spreadsheets and graphs into a workbook and print the entire workbook by selecting Print from the Workbook File menu.

How can I suppress the printing of gridlines in spreadsheets?

To suppress the print of the gridlines in an active spreadsheet, you must make changes in two dialogs. First, change the Style of both the Horizontal and Vertical Data Lines to blank in the Gridlines dialog, accessed by selecting Gridlines from the Spreadsheet View menu. (Note that you can access the Spreadsheet View menu from within a report window or workbook by double-clicking on the spreadsheet. This gives you access to all spreadsheet editing tools.)

output management gridlines

Second, clear the Gridline styles and colors check box in the Edit Spreadsheet Layout: Print Filter dialog. (To display this dialog, first select Layout Manager from the Format – Spreadsheet submenu to display the Spreadsheet Layouts dialog. Then on the System tab, select Print Filter and click the Edit button.)

output management layouts

Note that clearing this check box causes STATISTICA to print the gridlines using the styles and colors specified in the Gridlines dialog rather than using a default black.

Can I add custom headers or footers to printed output?

You can create a customized header or footer for a STATISTICA Spreadsheet, Report, Graph, or Workbook that can include information such as the date, time, page number, and name of your company.

output management header footer

To create the header or footer for a STATISTICA Spreadsheet, Report, or Graph, select Header/Footer from the View menu and use the options in the Modify Header/Footer dialog to specify the custom header or footer. Note that custom headers and footers for STATISTICA Workbooks are created in the Workbook Page Setup dialog, accessible via the File menu.

How do I change the printer setup?

Most options for modifying the printing specifications for a given document, including margins and customized headers and footers, can be selected from the Print Preview window. To change the printer setup for a given printer, select Print Setup from the File menu to display the Print Setup dialog. Then click the Properties button to access the Printer Properties dialog.



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