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The Footing Command

The Footing Command

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 in the form of blank Headings or Footings.

An example of a basic Footing() command looks like this:

<<Footing(CompanyName, Insert the full name of the Company)>>

This will place the text ”  Insert the full name of the Company” below the capture control for the data element CompanyName in the data capture interview.

More advanced layout features can be introduced into this command, for example:

<<Footing(CompanyName,|^b^@Red@Insert the full name of the Company)>>

This places the same text below Company Name, but in this example it is now indented in line with the fields, and appears in bold and red. The | character, which is the character that defines the indentation of the text, places the footing in line with the fields but can be replaced with any number of ##. These characters also determine indentation, each one representing about a half a character width. Leaving it out altogether will cause the text of the Footing to appear in line with the captions on the interview. Use ^bui^ to apply bold, underline and italics attributes to the text. Right click on the Footing command in the Command Editor to access the wizard to guide you through the available styling options.

<<Footing(CompanyName, )>> will insert a blank footing beneath a data element. Blank headings and footings behave as breaks in the interview form.

Read more about this at Styling and coloring the Caption and Heading

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