Sheet Output Text Field

Output Text fields are Sheet Field Types that pull information from the database when filling out the form.

In Edit Sheet Def, click Output Text.

Alternatively, double-click an existing Output Text field from the Fields list to edit.

For example, the today.DayDate output field will auto-populate with the current date or the PracticeTitle field will populate with the practice name. If the sheet type is previewed prior to printing, users can edit output text on the generated form.

Field Name: A list of available output fields for the sheet type.

For a list of all output text fields and their definitions, see Output Text Field Names.

Font: These properties affect the appearance of the text.

Growth Behavior: This attribute can be set when it is not known ahead of time how large the output text 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:

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

Width: The width of the output field. If the text output exceeds the width, the text may be cut off, unless the height is tall enough for text to span multiple lines.

Height: The height of the output field. If font size is large, the height may need adjusted so all text is visible.

Lock Text Editing: When checked, the output text fields cannot be edited when the form is open (e.g., by a patient).