1. Report Generator

The report generator module can be used to generate various types of reports using data from different parts of the program. One can combine for instance text, formulas (written in LaTeX) with plots and statistics from the post processor; then generate the report and get the result as a file in Office Open XML format (OOXML), editable in Microsoft Word and other applications.

Formulas expressed in LaTeX are automatically converted to OOXML and can be edited using the word processor tools. The same goes for for tables and charts.

1.1. Assembling reports

In order to create a report one must first create a Report Task. This found in the Navigator under the New sub-menu. As usual right click on the new item and select from the New menu. Now one can follow up by adding more items of required types.

1.1.1. Content types

The following is a list of content types that can be used in a report.

Type Description


The report root element


Formulas and equations expressed in LaTeX


Images found on the file system


Charts created from post processor plots


Document sections and subsections


Rich text


Statistics from the post processor as a table

1.2. Generating reports

Generated reports end up as files in the the Office Open XML format also known as OOXML ISO/IEC 29500 Transitional. This means that several commercial and open source software packages are able to read these files. However many of these do not fully support the standard. So access to Microsoft Word is required for any serious use.

A report is generated by simply right clicking on the report element in the navigator and selecting generate report. If the report was successfully generated you will be offered the choice of opening the generated file. Whatever application registered to be the default for the document type will be used automatically.