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Sheets: Static Text Fields

Static text fields are a type of Sheet Field used for fixed text. You can optionally include output text fields within the fixed text. Static text fields are useful for field or checkbox labels or for larger paragraphs. If the sheet type can be previewed, static text is editable when Filling Out the Form.

On the Edit Sheet Def window, click StaticText.

Text Box: Enter the static text in the large box. Text between brackets (e.g. [salutation]) are Output Text Fields that can be inserted to include patient-specific information such as address, gender, carrier, etc. The available output text fields are listed under Click to insert Field. Position the cursor at the insertion point, then single click the ouptut text field to insert it. For patient letters, fields from custom exam sheets can be inserted. See Exam Sheet Field below.

For a list of static text fields and their definitions, see Static Text Field Descriptions. If there are other static text fields you would like added, please submit a Feature Request.

Font: These properties affect the appearance of the text.

  • Name: We recommend using common fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial, Courier) and testing sheets on a browser and device you plan to support.  Font support is dependent on the browser used to view the web form. If a browser doesn't support a font, a different font will be substituted and this can affect layout of the sheet. 
  • Size: Font point size.
  • Bold (checked) or not bold (unchecked).
  • Color: Single click the color block to Select Text Color
  • Align: The position of text within the field (right, left, center).

Growth Behavior: This attribute can be set when it is not known ahead of time how large the text input will be. Setting the growth behavior causes a field to grow bigger; it will never cause a field to shrink. Click the dropdown to select an option:

  • None: No growth behavior.
  • Down Local: Typically used for the address because it is not known ahead of time if it will span one or two lines. If the field grows to two lines, the fields immediately below are bumped down (like CityStateZip).
  • Down Global: Useful for table style data and letter bodies. Bumps down all fields on the entire sheet that are below the field that's growing.

X/Y Pos: Determines the placement of the upper left corner of the field in relation to the x and y axis. X = horizontal. Y = vertical.

Width: The width of the field. The width of the current static text is indicated to the right as a guide. If a field input exceeds the width, information will span multiple lines.

Height: The height of the field. If you increase font size, you may need to increase field height so that all text is visible.

Is Payment Option: This option only shows when Customizing a Statement. It designates the field as information that shows when payment information is included on a statement. 

Lock Text Editing: When checked, does not allow for editing static text when form is open for patient.

Exam Sheet Field: Insert a field from a custom exam sheet within the static text. This option only shows when creating a Patient Letter. Position the cursor at the insertion point, click Exam Sheet Field, then select the exam sheet and field. Four types of elements can be pulled:

  • radio button groups with reportable names
  • 'misc' checkboxes with reportable names
  • 'misc' input fields with reportable names
  • output text fields


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