Importing an existing Logical framework from a MS Word document
Note: the following feature is only available in version 1.3 or higher
To import an existing logframe from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, go to File → Import → Logframe from MS Word document.
Note: before importing an Word document, it's best to make sure that the document is not opened in Word because this may slow down the importing process considerably.
You can only import a logical framework if you made it in a table. Furthermore, this table must not contain any vertically merged cells. If the table does contain vertically merged cells, the importation process will break off.
The import process consists of four steps:
- Select the MS Word document that contains your logical framework
- Select the table that contains your logframe
- Indicate which columns contain the objectives, indicators, verification sources and assumptions
- Indicate the rows that contain the goals, purposes, outputs and activities
After you've completed a step, click on the Next step button to proceed. When you've filled out all the information, you can press the <Import> button on the bottom.
Once you've imported the logical framework, you'll have to shuffle things around a bit. Because Logframer doesn't know which activity belongs to which output and which output belongs to which purpose, they are all placed under the first output or purpose respectively. However, it's easy to move them to their correct location.