Listed below are some of the additional tools that enable you to fully utilise comment databases.
Spell check comments
From the Spell menu you can make a selection as to the components of the database that require spell checking, as you would in a class file. For further details on this refer back to the Spell Check section.
Print a listing of all the comments in the database
You may print out a complete listing of the contents of a comment database file – its categories, values and comments
- Open the comment database you wish to print.
- Select Print Comments from the File menu.
- From the Print box then displayed, choose the print options you require.
- Click OK to begin printing.
Import/ Export comments
Importing comments is an alternative to manually entering categories, values and comments directly into a comment database file in the Assessment Writer. For example, you may set up the comments in Microsoft Excel or Word and then import them into a comment database via File -> Import Comments.
To be able to import comments from another source, they must be in a special format, called comma-separated value (or CSV format). Within the CSV files, the comment data fields to be imported must be inserted in a set manner. Care must also be taken when comments being imported contain embedded blank lines.
Example file format:
Before you can import comments, you must firstly create and open the comment database into which they are to be imported.