QVscribe Toolbar

QVscribe Toolbar and Pane in QVscribe for Excel

Once the QVscribe for Excel add-on has been successfully installed and activated, you will see the QVscribe toolbar as a new tab in the Excel ribbon. The buttons function as follows:

  • QVscribe – opens/closes the QVscribe pane
  • QVscribe for Individuals/Teams – shows licensing information
  • The pull-down list – shows the available QVscribe analysis configurations for the user along with save/edit buttons. In QVscribe for Teams, these buttons may or may not be available to all users, depending on the team permissions setting
  • Mark Requirements – marks the cell as a requirement
  • Remove All Marks – removes any cells from being marked as requirements
  • Toggle Color Background – enables and re-enables the highlighting from QVscribe
  • Place Requirement Template – Places an EARS requirement template in the cell
  • QVscribe Help – button will open a window to access the help centre, log files and telemetry data
  • Clear QVscribe Data – removes all QVscribe related metadata from the document

The QVscribe pane appears on the right-hand side of your Excel screen. In the QVscribe pane you are able to identify which column contains the requirement ID’s, change views between “All Sheets” and “Active Sheet” as well as perform the analysis.


Note that the QVscribe pane can be undocked and moved to any of the other sides of the Excel window by simply dragging it from the top section of the pane to a new side. The undocked QVscribe pane can also be left as a floating window on your screen or moved to a second screen to maximize the document view.

QVscribe Help Centre

The QVscribe Help window provides access to the same brief intro video shown prior to activation. This is useful when a new user is accessing a system with QVscribe already installed. In case a video player is not detected, a URL will be provided to see this video online.

A URL to the QVscribe Help Centre is also provided in this window. The Help Centre contains the same information as the user guide but in a categorized format.

If you experience errors or unexpected behaviour in QVscribe, you can also generate Log Files that may be useful to QRA engineers to help troubleshoot and find the root cause. You can save the log files and then attach them in an email to support@qracorp.com along with a description of the issue you have encountered.

In order to improve the functionality of QVscribe, non-user specific application usage data is collected. This data is being collected to help improve product features, performance and your overall experience. The data collected can only be provided to us by user action and is not automatically collected. Your specific user data is not being captured; you can look at the data being collected by clicking on View QVscribe Telemetry. You can send this data to us to help with QVscribe features and improvements, by clicking on Send QVscribe Telemetry.