Import PDF Documents

Import PDF files such as inspection contracts, Standards of Practice, etc. directly into your home inspection reports, complete with page numbering in your headers and footers.

To get a new document or report page into the template (and your inspection reports), you need to import it as a PDF file. You can import existing PDF files (Inspection Agreements, SOP's, etc.) or create PDF documents in a word processing program, and then import them into InspectFaster.

To import a document, click the "Generate Report" button located at the bottom of the inspection window, and the "Report Preferences" window will open. The first tab (aptly named "Report Pages") opens a window that contains the built in report pages. This is also where you can add report pages and documents by importing them as PDF files.

On the left side of the window are boxes containing report pages already built into the program. Some are needed to create an inspection report, some are not. Some can be removed or deleted, some can not. Between the two boxes there is a "+" button for importing PDF's, and a "-" button for removing PDF's. On the right side of the window is a box that contains all the pages and documents that you have selected to appear in the inspection report. They can be dragged (and "dropped") into the order that you choose.

NOTE: The name of the document you import will appear as the title of the report page. PDF's imported into the report pages will appear in the Table of Contents, and will include headers and footers just like any other page of the report.

In the image below, we will add a PDF file to the list of available report pages or documents by clicking on the "+" button...

home inspection report pages

This will open up the browser, where we will locate a folder containing some documents. From the list we'll select the ASHI Standards of Practice, then click the "Open" button. NOTE: The ASHI SOP's are already installed in the program, so you won't actually need to do this. The folder containing the documents is a ficticious one and is not provided.

home inspection report pages

home inspection report pages

home inspection report pages

The ASHI Standards of Practice will now appear at the end of the inspection report when you generate it.