Installing and using SurveyCTO Desktop

A brief guide to installing and using SurveyCTO Desktop, which is the software you install on your computer in order to get the most out of the SurveyCTO platform.
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Data export options

A brief guide to SurveyCTO Desktop's main data export options.
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Looking at data in Microsoft Excel

Important things to be aware of when loading your SurveyCTO data into Microsoft Excel.
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Using Google Earth

How to export your SurveyCTO data straight to .kml files for Google Earth.
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Integrating with Stata

How to use SurveyCTO and Stata together, including automatic .do file generation and automatic running of .do files on export.
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Exporting to SPSS

How to use SurveyCTO and SPSS together, by exporting directly to .sav files.
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Sharing subsets of data

How to export subsets of .csv data to safely share with others.
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Using Microsoft Word and mail merge to output and view data

How to integrate SurveyCTO with Microsoft Word's "mail merge" functionality, to automatically format exported data based on Word templates.
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Using Microsoft Excel for back-office operations

How to automatically merge exported data into Microsoft Excel workbooks.
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Automatically executing outside processes

How to automatically execute processes on your computer, every time new data has been exported.
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Running SurveyCTO Desktop on a schedule

How to have SurveyCTO Desktop automatically run some kind of sync or export operation in the background, every x minutes or hours.
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Working with cold-room computers

How to safely work with cold-room (or air-gapped) computers, so that your most sensitive data is never potentially exposed to the Internet.
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