Edit - Properties

Allows you to set the properties for you plot.

To set the plot properties:

  1. Select the plot you would like to set the properties for.
  2. Choose Edit Properties or right click on the object and choose properties from the context menu. You will then have the following options avaialable to you:
  3. Data to show

    Responses The number of records in the database that contain a response to the question being plotted.
    Responses % The percentage of the total responses selected for a given question. Note that for "Check all that apply" questions, the percentages shown will usually add up to more than 100% since multiple responses can be selected.
    Cumulative % Counts cumulative percent, used in Pareto graphs.
    Average (mean) Calculates the average (mean) value, for weighted-score and write-in number questions.
    Middle Value (median) Displays the median response value for weighted-score questions.
    Sum Adds together all responses for write-in number questions.
    Standard Deviation Calculates the standard deviation for the responses to weighted-score and write-in number questions. This function uses the biased (divide by N) method of calculating a populations' standard deviation.
    Standard Error Calculates the standard error for the responses to weighted-score and write-in number questions.

    Data formatting

    % Symbol When selected, numbers which are percentages are followed by the % sign.
    Sort Responses Sorts the responses in descending order. Used for Pareto graphs and in TQM.
    Code is Label Replaces the labels for the response with the actual code value stored in the database.
    Code and Label Shows both the label and the code value stored in the database.
    Decimals in % Sets the number of decimal points to show in percentages. The default is zero.
    Decimals in Stats Sets the number of decimal points to show in statistics.

    Table formatting

    X-Grid Shows horizontal lines on a table.
    Y-Grid Shows vertical lines on a table.
    Frame Shows an outline frame on a table.


    Column % Shows the percentages for the column variable, row variable and for each cell.
    Row %
    Cell %
    Expected Value In a crosstab table, this calculates the percentage that you would expect if the answers to the questions were not related. If the actual value is significantly different from the expected value, then there is a statistically significant relationship between the groups.
    Total First Prints the total values in the first column and row of a table.


    Ignore X code Leaves out data that has a response code of X,Y or Z from the graph.
    Blank Responses Counts unanswered questions.
    Miscodes Shows the number of incorrectly answered questions. A miscode usually indicates an error in translating the form or a database error.
    Skip Zero Data Doesn't count zero in calculating averages.
    No zero Totals Shows every possible answer to a question, including those which nobody answered.
  4. Click Finish to save settings.