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April 14, 2011

HardSpace – XpressDox

This function converts spaces to “hard” or non-breaking spaces. When Word performs word-wrapping at the end of a line, a non-breaking space will not appear at the end of a line but will cause the

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GetListItem – XpressDox

This function is used to extract a value from a list. In the first example, the data element contains a number (an integer) which is used to get an item from a list, where the

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FormatDate – XpressDox

Dates can be formatted according to patterns defined in the fillpoints.   Command structure: «FormatDate(Date_of_Engagement,”yyyy-MM-dd”)» «FormatDate(Date_of_Signature,”MMM d yyyy”)» «FormatDate(Date_of_Dismissal,”d MMMM, yyyy”)» «FormatDate(Date_of_Signature,”MMMM o yyyy”)» «FormatDate(Date_of_Signature,”dddd MMMM o yyyy”)»   These examples would result in something

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Max and Min Functions

Max calculates the maximum of two values: The maximum of «Number1» and 100.1 is «Max(Number1,100.1)». Min calculates the minimum of two values: The minimum of «Number1» and 100.1 is «Min(Number1,100.1)».

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Now and Today Functions – XpressDox

Now The Now function inserts the current date and/or time into the document. It can be formatted in the same way as for FormatDate. «Now(“d MMMM, yyyy”)» yields ‘4 November, 2010’ «Now(“MMMM o yyyy”)» yields

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NumberPhrase – XpressDox

NumberPhrase is used to convert a number to words, in several different languages. Command structure: «NumberPhrase(Area,”,’leave’)» Examples of usage: «NumberPhrase(Area,”en-us”,”ToUpper”)» Suppose a data element with name ‘Area’ has a value 1234:This would yield “ONE THOUSAND

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Replace – XpressDox

Replace is used to replace all occurrences of one string in a source string with another string: «Replace(Address,”Ave.”,”Avenue”)» “123 Long Ave., Cape Town” becomes “123 Long Avenue, Cape Town”

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StartsWithVowel – XpressDox

The result of this function would typically not be included directly in the merged document, but would be used in a conditional, such as: If «When(StartsWithVowel(Fruit),an,a)» «Fruit» is ripe it tastes better than if it

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TableLookup – XpressDox

The TableLookup function enables the calculation of an amount from a table. Typically this is used with tax tables, or other tables of tariffs. The normal tax calculation for South Africa for the 2008/09 tax

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Change the Case of a Value

Regardless of the case of the value entered into the interview or imported from a database, that value can be converted using the following commands into a different case on the assembled document:   ToUpper

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WindowsLogonUser – XpressDox

This function is used to gain access to the user name with which the person running the template logged on to Windows The person running this template is logged on to Windows with the user

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