Just in time for annual reporting,
JSU’s PRISM system has become more user-friendly.
The Office of Institutional Research
and Assessment (OIRA) last week upgraded the web editor that allows Word
document text to be copied and pasted into PRISM without loss of formatting. Not
only does this upgrade ensure that tables and headings created by units will
look the same in published reports as they did at creation, it will reduce extra
spaces, cut-off text and other issues caused by incompatible formats. Users who
copy and paste text from a portrait format with 1 inch margins in Word should
experience no problems with their report format in PRISM (Remember to first split up any tables or graphs
that require a landscape or larger format in Word).
PRISM users will see very little
difference in the initial appearance of the web editor; however, when the user
attempts to paste the data, a pop-up box will appear that guides the user
through the process. Users should disable their browser's pop-up blocker before
attempting to paste data using the new web editor.
Complete directions for using the
new web editor have been posted on OIRA’s website at http://ir.jsu.edu/prism/WebEditor.htm. If you have any questions, please
contact OIRA at 8144.