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October 1, 2009

BaseTemplate – XpressDox

Letterheads are of special interest because they are used as the basis for many documents. With XpressDox it is possible to create one letterhead template, and by referring to it with the BaseTemplate command, use that template as the basis for many other documents without having to specify the letterhead formatting in those documents.

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Caption – XpressDox

The XpressDox caption command can be used to make the question text for a field more descriptive on the interview.   Command structure: «Caption(FieldName,Descriptive Caption Text)»   Examples of usage: Simple example: «FirstName» «Caption(FirstName,First Name

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CaptureAsLongText – XpressDox

CaptureAsLongText and InsertFormattedText. The data capture interview will provide a multi-line control into which the data for the data element can be captured: «CaptureAsLongText(PropertyDescription)» If this long text is included in the document via a

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ChooseFromFile – XpressDox

The ChooseFromFile command This command is in some ways similar to ChooseFromDataSource, except that the data are defined either in a simple text file, csv file, or an XML file, and the file does not

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ChooseFromList – XpressDox

This is a command which will present the user (via the interview) with a list of options from which to choose the value of a data element rather than a free-format text field.   Command

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ChooseFromRDBList – XpressDox

Present a list of choices to the user on the XpressDox interview in the form of ‘Radio Buttons’.   Command structure: «ChooseFromRDBList(style,free,formal,semi-formal)» Inserting a ChooseFromRDBList command into your template does not necessarily place the control

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ChooseUsingCheckBox – XpressDox

Use this command to display a Checkbox on the interview.   Command structure: «ChooseUsingCheckBox(Beneficiary,Y,N,N)»   Examples of usage: The command can be written as simply as this, and when the data element is chosen its

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ComeHereAfterRun – XpressDox

After a template is run and the document has been produced, the «ComeHereAfterRun()» command will cause the Word cursor to position itself at the point in the document where this command appears. Command Structure «ComeHereAfterRun()»

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Contains – XpressDox

This function is used to test for a string anywhere inside another string, and would appear inside a command such as If, When or Iif.   Example: «If(contains(Surname,’prmzl’))»«Surname» is not an English name.«End()»   Related

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Count – XpressDox

Count This function can be used to return the number of instances of a given repeated item. «ForEach(Child)» «Child_Name» «End()» Number of children: «count(Child)» Conditions may be added to the «Count» command, as illustrated below:

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Debug – XpressDox

Missing or superfluous End commands When a template is run, XpressDox will check for missing and floating End commands as well as floating Else commands. Wherever possible, the error message warning about one of these

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EndsWith – XpressDox

EndsWith tests the end of a string: «If(EndsWith(Surname,’-Smith’)» «Surname» is a double-barrelled name. «SetV(‘FirstPart’,substring(Surname,1,string-length(Surname) – 6))»«Comment(SetV(‘FirstPart’,string-before(‘-Smith’)) is equivalent)» «End()» «Name_of_Client»«If(not(EndsWith(ToLower(Name_of_Client),’s’)))»’s«Else()»’«End()»

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ExcludeFromIV – XpressDox

Particularly in the situation where data are included in the data set from a data source, text file or perhaps Standard Data Elements, it may be that the template author does not want the user

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Footing – XpressDox

The «Footing()» command can be used to place text below a data element on the interview. Use the Heading and Footing commands to bring some context to the fields on the interview, or insert breaks

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Heading – XpressDox

Place text above a data element on your XpressDox interview Use the Heading and Footing commands to bring some context to the fields on the interview, or insert breaks in the form of blank Headings

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Help – XpressDox

This command can be used to provide help text for the XpressDox interview: Command structure: «Help(Interest,Enter the rate of interest, excluding the % sign)» Examples of usage The Help command can appear anywhere in the template, not

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If Command – XpressDox

Using the If command, chunks of text can be included in or excluded from the assembled document depending on values provided by the user in the interview.   Command structure: «If(Balance_Outstanding > 10000)» «If(Beneficiary =

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List – XpressDox

List repeating data in a comma separated list This is what the «List»() command does and might look like this: The parties are: «List(parties,firstnames surname,!, , and )» In some sample XML data set, suppose

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Now – XpressDox

Now() inserts the current date and/or time into the document. It can be formatted in the same way as FormatDate.   Command structure: «Now(“d MMMM, yyyy”)»   Examples of usage: «Now(“d MMMM, yyyy”)» yields “2

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Required – XpressDox

Use this command when a field should not be left empty on the interview.   Command structure: «Required(AccountNumber)»   Examples of usage: Mark one mandatory field as required:«Required(AccountNumber)» Add a second parameter to the command

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SetSavedDataFileName – XpressDox

Classic Usage Much like the SetSavedDocumentFileName command, the «SetSavedDataFileName()» command not only ensures that the answer set is saved, but also how it should be named. Regardless of whether the user checks the Save Merged

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