How to include / remove the Report Reference from the Report Title Page

How to include / remove the Report Reference from the Report Title Page

Kate Ball

In our March updates we introduced the option of having a Report Reference on the front cover of your reports. So let’s have a look at how this works in a bit more detail…

Once you’ve selected the client and then clicked Write Report you’ll then be taken to the Report Details page where you’ll be prompted to give the report a name and select the Report Type.


An optional new field ‘Report Reference‘ has been added, as shown in the screenshot below, which if completed will be displayed on the Report Title Page when downloaded to Word.

With this in mind, below are a couple of examples I’ve helped a few of our users implement within their own accounts.

1. How to include the Report Reference tag

It is important to remember that if you’ve created a custom snippet of the Report Title Page before the March  update then it won’t automatically include the Report Reference tag.

Here are some quick simple steps to resolve this:

1. From your dashboard go to customisation > report content manager.

2. Select the Report Type from the first dropdown menu. In this example, I’ve selected the Suitability Report.

3. Select the Report Title Page section from the second dropdown menu.

4. Click the corresponding edit icon for the snippet entitled Title Page (Suitability Report).

You’ll then be directed to the Snippet Detail page, which may look something like this:

5. Copy the ‘Report Ref: {ReportReference}’ dynamic tag highlighted in red above. This tag will pull through any information that you’ve entered into the Report Reference field on the Report Details page.

6. Click the edit icon for your custom snippet and you’ll be taken to the Snippet Editor where you can customise the content of the Report Title Page.

7. Once you’ve made your edits, click save.

You’ll be taken back to the Snippet Detail page and your custom version will be automatically selected as active.

This is an example of how your Report Title Page could look once downloaded to Word.

2. How to remove the Report Reference tag

You may not give your reports a reference and would prefer to remove the tag from the Report Title Page.

1. From your dashboard go to customisation > report content manager.

2. Select the Report Type from the first dropdown menu.

3. Select the Report Title Page section from the second dropdown.

4. Click the corresponding edit icon for the snippet entitled Title Page (Suitability Report).

You’ll then be directed to the Snippet Detail page as shown below:

5. Click create custom snippet. This will create a clone of the Genovo snippet, and direct you to the Snippet Editor where you can now customise the content of the Report Title Page.

You’ll see I’ve deleted the ‘Report Ref: {ReportReference}’ so no mention of this will come out on the front cover even if you complete the field on the Report Details page.

6. Once you’ve made your edits, click save.

You’ll be taken back to the Snippet Detail page and your custom version will be automatically selected as active.

There you go, a simple but effective user tip for this month to help you further customise your reports.

Further Reading

You’ll find lots of useful information about how to customise your reports in our Knowledge Base or by clicking on the links below.

How do I edit the content of my report template?

What is the best way to paste text into the Snippet Editor?

What are the {example_tags} tags in the snippets?

How do I change which version of a snippet is used in my reports?

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Written by Kate Ball

Kate loves to help people, and has made it her mission to ensure that all of our customers have the best possible experience whilst using Genovo. She is a perfectionist, in part driven by her passion for sport. She is a keen cyclist and long distance runner, and was a member of the Team GB 2012 Olympic swimming squad. Kate is never afraid of a new adventure. In 2012 she made it through to the last 17 of The Apprentice, and although Kate is still slightly disappointed she narrowly missed out on the TV rounds at the last hurdle, we certainly believe that Sir Alan’s loss has been our gain!

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