Customizable Tool for Analyzing Text Block Disclosures
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:39AM
Charlie in Becoming an XBRL Master Craftsman, Creating Investor Friendly SEC XBRL Filings, Digital Financial Reporting

I took that disclosure analysis tool and further modified it.  Not, it is customizable and you can change the concepts being looked for by simply adding a text block concept to a row in a spreadsheet.  Here are three prototypes:

Here is a link to 65 disclosures that I am analyzing during my campaign to improve disclosure quality.  I will create some documentation and provide that.

For now, if you go into the column with the stuff that looks like HTML (Column "L") and you double click the cell, a form opens up and the HTML for the Level 3 Disclosure Text Block so you can read the disclosure.  The point of the Excel application is to example how public companies are using each text block to see if they are using them consistently.

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