The Observations field is a text field that the inspector can type notes that will become part of the official inspection record. The observation notes will appear on the printed inspection PDF. Private comments are also available and can be found here.
An HTML/Rich Text editor will appear when you click into "Enter Observation" or "Corrective Action Notes" field. This editor provides a lot of features that can be added to comments and notes in an inspection, such as basic formatting (such as bold, italic, underline, and bullets), adding a current date and time stamp, adding GPS coordinates, and insert the current NOAA weather forecast.
Inspectors can use a basic HTML/Rich Text editor to change the appearance and add formatting to the notes on inspections. This will help highlight important information and make long blocks of text more readable. Bold, italic, underline, and bullets are available. Style options are limited to those that can be printed on PDF inspection reports.
- When pasting content from another source, the HTML is transformed and cleaned up to only contain tags supported by PDF reporter.
Current Date and Time
Click the calendar icon to insert the current date and time into the "Enter Observation" or "Corrective Action Notes" field.
Click the arrow icon to insert the current date and time into the "Enter Observation" or "Corrective Action Notes" field.
Current NOAA Weather Forecast
Select the "sun" icon. You'll get the forecast, temperature, wind speed and direction, date and time. Your GPS location is required for the weather feature to work. Thus, you'll first want to make sure "Enable GPS Picture Marking" is checked in Account Management.