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Document Template/eFORMz Composer Reference

For a sample project using the Document Template, download the following: http://support.minisoft.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/sampinv_DT.zip

Basic

Part 1: New Project w/ the Document Template
Part 2: New Project w/ the Document Template
Part 3: New Project w/ the Document Template
Row Types

Advanced

Document Template Drag
Extend to End of Page
Cell Spanning Multiple Cells
Linking Text in HTML Output
Drawing a Line in eFORMz
Using Underline to Create A Strikethrough Effect
Troubleshooting: Adjusting Table Margins
Row Shading
External Document Template
Output From Row Project
Load Document from a File

Reference

Components

A Document Component is a descriptor that defines particular layout properties. There are four Document Components: Paragraphs, Tables, Boxes and External Document Templates.

Paragraph
To add a Paragraph, right click the form and select Add Document Component > Paragraph.

Table
To add a Table, right click the form and select Add Document Component > Table.

Box
Right click the form, highlight Add Document Component and pick the Box option.

Elements

Document Elements are part of a Document Component. A Document Element can be dynamic or static content, such as Text, Variables or Barcodes.

General References

Alignment
The alignment of the Paragraph. Options include Left, Centered, Right, Justified and None (Default).

Background Color
The Automatic box, when checked, will adopt the color designated as the default color configuration. If unchecked, the color can be altered.

Borders
Single Border
Style
The drop-down menu has Solid, Double, Dotted and Dashed options.
Thickness
Adust the thickness level in decipoints. 1 pixel is the equivalent of 7.5 decipoints. 720 decipoints is the equivalent of 1 inch.
Color
Left click the color bar to modify the border color.

Separate borders
Top style
The drop-down menu that contains style options related to the top border.
Bottom style
The drop-down menu that contains style options related to the bottom border.
Left style
The drop-down menu that contains style options related to the left border.
Right style
The drop-down menu that contains style options related to the right border.

Box Propeties (General)
Positioning
♦ Within Document
(Default) When checked, the position is set within the document.
♦ Absolute Positioning
When checked, the position is defined by horizontal and vertical position, by page.
♦ Horizontal/Vertical position
Sets the horizontal and vertical positioning. Values are in decipoints.

Page
Options include First Page, Last Page, nth page, Every Page, First through nth page, nth through last page, First through nth to last page, and nth to last through last page followed by the specified page number.
For example:
♦ “First through nth page” where nth = 5, the box will display on the first five pages.
♦ “nth through last page” where nth = 5, all pages except the first 4 will display the box.
♦ “First through nth to last page” where nth = 5, all pages except the last 5 will display the box.
♦ “nth to last through last page”, where nth = 5, the box will display on the last 6 pages.
Size
Height
The Automatic option will retain the default setting for Box height. The Fixed option will adjust the Box height to the value entered into the adjacent field.
Width
The Automatic option will retain the default setting for Box width. the Fixed option will adjust the Box width to the value entered into the adjacent field. The Ratio option will adjust the Box width to be at least the value entered into the adjacent field while varying with other elements.
Background Color
The Automatic box, when checked, will adopt the color designated as the default color configuration. If unchecked, the color can be altered by left clicking the color bar next to the Automatic box.

Cell Properties (General)
Cell Width
The Automatic option will retain the default setting for Cell width. The Fixed option will adjust the Cell width to the value entered into the adjacent field. The Ratio option will adjust the Cell width to be at least the value entered into the adjacent field while varying with other Cells.
Background Color
The Automatic box, when checked, will adopt the color designated as the default color configuration. If unchecked, the color can be altered by left clicking the color bar next to the Automatic box.
Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

First line indent
The indentation of the first line in decipoints. 1 pixel is the equivalent of 7.5 decipoints. 720 decipoints is the equivalent of 1 inch.

Font
The Font field contains the following options:
Automatic
(Default checked) Applies the default text configuration.
Character Set
Applies the selected character set from the drop-down menu for text values.
Font
Applies the selected font from the drop-down menu for text values.
Chars per inch
Specifies the characters per inch of the text values.
Height
Specifies the height of the text values.
Bold
When checked, the text values are bolded.
Italic
When checked, the text values are italicized.
Text Color
The Automatic box, when checked, will adopt the color designated as the default color configuration. If unchecked, the color can be altered.

Margins
♦ Automatic Margins
(Default) When checked, the configured settings will be implemented. When unchecked, individual Margins can be modified.
♦ Top
Defines the top space between a border and other outer elements.
♦ Left
Defines the left space between a border and other outer elements.
♦ Bottom
Defines the bottom space between a border and other outer elements.
♦ Right
Defines the right space between a border and other outer elements.

Padding
♦ Automatic Padding
(Default) When checked, the configured settings will be implemented. When unchecked, Padding can be modified.
♦ Top
Defines the top space between border and element content.
♦ Left
Defines the left space between border and element content.
♦ Bottom
Defines the bottom space between border and element content.
♦ Right
Defines the right space between border and element content.

Row Properties (General)
Use as
Normal row
(Default checked) The Row is to be used in its declared position in the table.
Page header
When checked, acts as the first Row on the page when a table is split because of pagination.
Page footer
When checked, acts as the last Row on the page when a table is split because of pagination.
Repeat using
No repeat
(Default) This setting will not repeat any instance of a Row in relation to a specified Variable or Constant value.
Constant
When checked, any instance of a Row will repeat in accordance with the given Constant value.
Repeat of variable
When checked, any instance of a Row will repeat in relation to the given Variable value.
Row Height
The Automatic option will retain the default setting for Row height. The Fixed option will adjust the Row height to the value entered into the adjacent field. The Minimum option will adjust the Row height to be at least the value entered into the adjacent field.
Background Color
The Automatic box, when checked, will adopt the color designated as the default color configuration. If unchecked, the color can be altered by left clicking the color bar next to the Automatic box.

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