1. Choose Issuecrawler networks for comparison, or a regularly scheduled crawl.
2. Locate desired Issuecrawler xml files by right clicking 'xml source file' on the Network Details page and selecting 'copy link location'. Alternatively, use the network ID from one in a series of scheduled crawls, found in the Network Details URL.
3. Select preferences; the tool outputs a series of tables displaying changes in network composition and the ranking of actors. (Note that there is no save function, for further analysis and visualization, copy tables and 'paste special' into a spreadsheet application.