The basic appearance of the chart reports generated by CONS can be customized by selecting Options > CONS Setup and then clicking on General Settings underneath Chart Reports in the navigation list at the dialog's left side.
- The software also includes separate report settings pages for options that are specific to compression reports and specific to time-rate reports.
If selected, curves plotted on chart reports are shown in a program-selected color.
Determines whether chart reports exported as .PDF files show curves in program-selected colors.
If selected, a disclaimer is printed down the left margin of chart reports. The disclaimer is listed in the Disclaimer field directly below the checkbox, and may be modified after checking the Include a disclaimer box.
The Sample Info. window includes a data entry field titled Tested by. This field, along with the Drop "Tested by" from reports if a name is not entered checkbox on the program's setup dialog affects the appearance of chart reports:
- If you do not fill in the Tested by data entry field and Drop "Tested by" from reports if a name is not entered is not checked, "Tested by" will appear below chart report's bottom margin, along with an area for a signature.
- If you do not fill in the Tested by data entry field and Drop "Tested by" from reports if a name is not entered is checked, "Tested by" will NOT appear below chart report's bottom margin.
- If the Tested by data entry field is filled in: "Tested by" will appear below chart report's bottom margin, followed by the name entered into the Tested by data entry field.
Is similar to Drop tested by... discussed above. Leaving this box unchecked and leaving the Checked by data entry field blank provides an area below chart reports' bottom border for the report's reviewer to sign the page.
While not currently used in stock CONS report forms, the software has the capability to include a single user-selected soil classification (USCS, AASHTO, etc.) on a custom report format. The Preferred classification system box selects which classification would be included on the report.