Most data entry screens also include fields for entering testing information such as the sample's dry density, moisture content, Atterberg limits and sieve test results. In these fields, make sure to follow the general guidelines for entering numbers.
- Keep in mind that the report form you'll be using to print your data determines the units you should be using for entering testing information: Many data entry forms include prompts to enter your data in either US or SI units; however, most report forms only print data in a single unit system (see this section for a discussion of data entry and report forms). Make sure that you are entering your testing results in units appropriate for the report form you'll be using: For example, if your report form has a column titled Density (pcf), make sure to enter your densities in pounds per cubic foot.
- LOGDRAFT report forms can be set up to automatically format your testing information. As an example, if you would like all of your percentages to be reported to one decimal place you can set up your report form to do this automatically: instead of a report column showing
LOGDRAFT can format your numbers to print as
By setting up the report form to automatically format your data, you can, for example, enter
5.0-- let the program worry about getting the number printed correctly. This section in the Customization Guide gives details on setting up report forms to automatically format columns of numbers.