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Work program/checklist progress report

The firm author has the option to define one or more Work program/checklist progress reports for your engagement. Each Work program/checklist progress report enables you to keep track of the progress on all work programs and checklists of a specified type, as defined by the firm author. A separate Work program/checklist progress report should be provided for each type of document whose status is to be tracked.

For example, the firm author could create a report to track all work program and checklist documents related to the planning phase of the engagement.

The following columns are defined for each Work program/checklist progress report:

Column Description

Document topics and names

The first column of the report displays an icon indicating the progress of the document, and the document name and number.

Documents are organized by topic, which is specified in the document properties for each work program or checklist.


A link to guidance that may be useful when completing this work program or checklist. This guidance link is defined by the document's Reference and URL properties, which are specified in the document properties for the work program or checklist.

This column displays any issues that have been defined for the document.

The end user can unselect this check box if a document is not relevant to the engagement.


Type any comments that might be useful for a particular document.

As the engagement progresses, you can click to update the Work program/checklist progress report. For each document that appears in the report, one of the following progress icons is displayed:

Icon Description

Not Started

In Progress


Not Relevant

You can use the View drop-down to specify a view for the Work program/checklist progress report. Each view displays some or all of the documents in the report. The following views are defined:

View Description

Default View

Display all documents.

In Progress

Display all documents currently in progress. Includes if a document role is signed off and not all procedures are signed off.


Display documents for which issues have been defined.

Not Relevant

Display only documents that are not relevant. A document is marked as not relevant if the check box in the column has been unselected.


Display only documents that are relevant.

The Document menu includes the following items:

Item Description


The properties of this document.


Populates the index based on the view selected.


Updates this index.

Check for Updates

Compares the current content to the Content Library to update the procedures in the document. This ensures that the latest procedures are used.

View Check for Updates Summary

After a check for updates is completed, a summary report is created summarizing the results of areas that were updated automatically. This report can be viewed at any subsequent point.

Check for Based on Procedure Status

Enables the author to view which procedures are based on another procedure. When changes are made to the base procedure, you can compare the procedures and make changes accordingly.


Display a submenu listing options for adding or imported identified risks. The available options are:

Option Description

New Risk

Add a new identified risk.

Edit Risk

Edit a risk that was previously created, when the cursor is on the risk on the risk report (if inserted).

Delete Risk

Delete a risk that was previously created, when the cursor is on the risk on the risk report (if inserted).

Import Risks...

Import risks from another file.

New Control

Opens the New Control dialog to document controls identified throughout the audit.

New Reportable Item

Opens the New Reportable Item dialog to document reportable items identified throughout the audit. This menu item is available only if the firm author has enabled the creation of new reportable items.

Lock Author Mode

Locks documents in the master template so that no content changes can be made to the content library. Lock Author Mode is a global option to lock menus in the master template such that procedures cannot be modified. Users can still make changes at the engagement level.

Configure Document Properties

Options for author to specify document dependency. Authors define which documents must be signed off by which roles before the current document can be worked on. The document prerequisites will not be applied to the master template, and are only used when a new file is created based on the master file or files from the master file are brought into a file through Content Library.

Apply Document Prerequisites

If selected, will implement the document prerequisites specified by the firm. This option is selected by default.

The Options menu includes the following items:

Item Description

Content Library Path

Define the path where the content library is located.

Display Completion Details

Display completion details at the top of the document.

Display Document Guidance

Display detailed instructions provided by the author that describe how to complete the management letter report.

Display Interactive Guidance

Display instructions that indicate the next step to take when working with this report. These instructions appear at the top of the report in a status bar located just below the function buttons. This menu item is enabled only if instructions exist for the current status.

Print Firm Name in Footer

Prints the firm name in the footer as defined in the firm settings. See Firm Information.

Print Firm Logo in Footer

Prints the firm logo in the footer as defined in the firm settings. See Firm Information.

Print Current Date/Time in Footer

Print the current date and time in the footer of each page of the document. The date and time format are as set in your Windows regional settings.

Print Client Path in Footer

Print the client path in the footer of each page of the document.

Highlight External Cells

Highlight all externally linked cells in the document. A report is opened in your web browser that displays each externally linked cell that is retained on year-end close, along with the group, form, and ID of the CaseView database entry to which the cell is linked. This enables the firm author to easily track values that are written to the database and retained on year-end close.

Reapply Styles

Change the document fonts to the character set in use on your computer. This makes it possible to type information in both English and one other language that uses non-Western characters.

This online help system applies to all Caseware Audit, Review and Compilation products. Not all features are available in all products.