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Define – XpressDox

Controlling the layout of your interview in your XpressDox template   XpressDox gives quite a lot of power to template authors in controlling the layout of the interview for a template.     Controlling the

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DefineSetAllGroup – XpressDox

There is a requirement in some templates for the interview user to be able to check a checkbox  and have a set of check boxes all checked –  a so-called “Check All” feature. A similar

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DetectLongConditions – XpressDox

How will I know when to use this command? Particularly with long templates with lots of conditional logic, you can get one or both of the following situations: either the interview responsiveness is very sluggish,

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DropDownPanel – XpressDox

Please note that this has not been implemented on the web as yet. There are situations where many data elements need to be captured in a specific context on the interview, but the interview looks

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EnableWebPreview – XpressDox

This command is relevant in the case where the template is to be published to your own Integration Server. It can be used to enable or disable the Preview functionality during the interview process.

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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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Eq – XpressDox

Sometimes it is necessary to compare the value of a data element to one or more fairly lengthy strings.  This can be tedious for the template author and also open to typing errors.  The Eq function

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EscapeForXml – XpressDox

The EscapeForXML and GetValidXMLElementName functions are used in the context where the XpressDox template is needed to generate XML.  (By the way, this demonstrates the power of XpressDox in being able to produce not just Word documents,

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Using Tabs in the interview

Templates with many data elements might result in data capture interviews being constructed by XpressDox which are intimidating to the template user. The Tab command assists the template author in laying out the data capture interview.

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Data capture interview layout tips

Although XpressDox will automatically construct a data capture interview for a template when that template is run, template authors will want to make use of the layout commands to control the layout of the interview.

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ExcludeFromGrid – XpressDox

Display items in a grid repeat in your XpressDox template, but exclude certain of them from the initial grid capture This command is used in conjunction with CaptureInGrid when there are too many elements inside

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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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Execute – XpressDox

Execute is used when a sequence of functions need to be executed one after the other. It is typically of assistance in the HotDocs® converter. Here is an (admittedly artificial, but useful for illustration) example:

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ExpectXSLTFormatNumbers – XpressDox

This is the command that is fundamental to ensuring that XpressDox arithmetic features apply regardless of the format of numbers specified in the Windows Control Panel or chosen by the user. A full explanation of

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ExtractInitials – XpressDox

It is unkind to a user to expect them to fill in the full names of a person and then to type in the initials of that person. The ExtractInitials function relieves the user of this burden.

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FileExists

This function can be used to test the existence of a file.   An example would be something like: «SetV(‘fileName’,concat(Directory,’\ExtraTemplate.xdtpx’))» «If(FileExists(GetV(‘fileName’)))» «MergeTemplate(GetV(‘fileName’))» «End(if exists)»   This will construct the name of a file in the

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FlagTOCToBeUpdated – XpressDox

Note that with effect from Version 6.4.1 of XpressDox, the functionality of this command is exactly the same as for the UpdateFields command. When a template contains a Word Table of Contents (TOC), that TOC

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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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Format – XpressDox

When concatenating strings together (see Concatenating Strings), it is not always easy to visualize what the end result will look like. This is especially the case when the strings being concatenated are a mixture of

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