All Posts by Helen Jones

Advanced DocRead reporting options

DocRead includes a comprehensive, easy to use reporting suite to help you interrogate and understand the status of all reading tasks, descriptions of which can be found in the DocRead Administrators Guide in the Documentation Centre here. If you wish to perform additional queries on the DocRead database we have a SQL database view that […]

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Using pictures in DocSurvey quizzes

DocSurvey can be used to create quizzes and questionnaires with the DocSurvey question type allowing multiple answers to be provided, from which the user must choose the single correct answer. Using this question type means that DocSurvey can then mark the answers provided and calculate an overall score for the test, which is great if […]

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Local Language options within DocRead

There is scope in DocRead to display messages to end users in your local language. Whilst DocRead menus within SharePoint Settings and Administration notes, hints and descriptions will always appear in English, DocRead provides the functionality to provide key instructions and messages in local languages in the DocRead task panel and emails sent via the […]

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Types of audiences that can be used by DocRead

DocRead uses the SharePoint API to get the list of users that have been assigned to a DocRead audience. Because of limitations with this API DocRead audiences can only contain individual windows users, SharePoint Groups, ASP.Net roles, standard Windows security groups and SharePoint audiences. Active Directory Universal security groups and distribution lists are not supported. […]

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How to migrate DocRead from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016

If you are considering migrating your SharePoint 2013 Farm to SharePoint 2016 then please read through this article for steps on how to achieve this. Before proceeding, it’s important that you read ‘migrating between editions‘ to understand how this effects your DocRead and DocSurvey licensing.Preparing your SharePoint 2013 Farm:It is important to know that we only support […]

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How to amend the dates displayed in DocRead emails

DocRead emails are sent by the DocRead Notification Scheduler windows service and date information that may be displayed will depend on the operating system regional settings specified on the server running that service.  If dates being displayed in the DocRead emails are in the wrong format (e.g. dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy) you will need to check the […]

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How to successfully uninstall DocSurvey

If you have installed DocSurvey as part of an evaluation trial and no longer want to use the functionality, please follow these instructions to remove the feature. On each site where you have previously activated the DocSurvey features go to ‘Site Settings’ and from the DocSurvey menu select ‘Uninstall’. Return to the ‘Site Settings’ menu and […]

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