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Reports

Click on the Print report… task to see a print preview of a report on your blood pressure readings.

An example of a two page report is displayed below:

sample blood pressure report

  • Click on the Print button to print the report.
  • Click on the Page Setup button to change the margins and orientation of your paper.
  • Click on the Options button to change what is printed in the report.

Report Options – customizing the report

The Report Options window can be opened by clicking on the Options button in the Print Preview window, or by clicking on the File menu, then clicking on Report Options…

Blood pressure report options window

Report Options – Report display name

This is the name that is printed in the top right corner of every printed page. It defaults to your username, but can be changed if you wish. For example if you have used your first name as your username, you can enter your full name here and your full name will be printed on the report.

Report Options – Report Style

New in version 2.1 of My Blood Pressure is the ability to print the report in a Low Ink Style. The Original Style prints the same report as in previous versions of My Blood Pressure. Headers and footers are printed as white text on a black background. The Low Ink Style prints headers and footers as black text on a gray/hatched background.

The information printed for both styles is identical, only the look of the report is changed.

Report Options – Chart Settings

The report chart plots your systolic, diastolic and optionally your pulse readings.

In this section of the Report Options window you can set:

You can change the date range of the chart by clicking on the Change button.

Report Options – Averages Settings

The Averages table lists a number of statistics about your readings. Each row contains a different group of readings.

By default, four rows are included; 1/ All your readings, 2/ Readings taken in the last 30 days, 3/ All your readings taken in the AM, and 4/ All your readings in the PM. You can add more averages or edit the existing averages by clicking on the Open Averages Tools button. Click here for more information on the Averages Tool.

Each cell in the averages table contains two statistics with the format Arithmetic Mean (Standard Deviation). The arithmetic mean is more commonly known as the average, and the standard deviation is a measure of the spread of the readings.

The columns are: 1/ Systolic readings, 2/ Diastolic readings, 3/ Pulse readings and 4/ Pulse Pressure. Pulse Pressure is the difference between the systolic reading and diastolic reading.

Report Options – Memo Settings

New in version 2.1 of My Blood Pressure.

The Memo section is an optional section where you can enter any additional text to be printed on the report. Example uses of this section are to record your medication list, or contact details etc. Any text you enter is automatically saved and is available the next time you print a report. To add or edit the memo text, click on the Edit Memo… button. For more information see the Memo help topic.

Report Options – Table Settings

The table lists your blood pressure readings with the most recent reading at the top of the table. Each row contains the date and time of the reading, the systolic and diastolic readings, and optionally the pulse reading and any notes you made.

In this section of the Report Options window you can set:

You can change the date range of the chart by clicking on the Change button:

Blood pressure report date range

Choose either a time period back from the date of the last reading entered, or a specific date range. The Fill last printed page option prints at least one reading from the table, up to as many rows as will fit on the last page.

Notes

  • These settings also effect the layout of the webpage report
  • A page size of A4/Letter or larger is required. If the page size is too small, My Blood Pressure will warn you that the report may not print correctly. Try decreasing the margins in the Page Setup, or use a larger paper size (like A4 or Letter).
  • If you encounter a problem printing a report, an alternate method of printing is to create a webpage report, and then print it from your default webbrowser.

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