Sheet: Output Text Field

Output Text fields are Sheet Field Types that pull information from the database when filling out the form. For example, a time/date output field will auto-populate with the current date or a PracticeTitle field will populate with the practice name. If the sheet type is previewed prior to printing, you can edit output text on the generated form.

When Edit Sheet Def, click OutputText.

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, information will 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).