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Template / Autotext / Text to Source

Post by PyreneesPirate »

Seasons Greetings to all FHUG users,

I must have read the Autotext / Template / DEA manual xxx times recently and I seem to be going around in circles.

I am trying to enhance my knowledge on setting up a Template Source for a USA Divorce document. I have the media document, and I want to select a templated source from the Essential / Advanced options..... so, I searches 'divorce' but nothing came up, so I selected the following:

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But when completing the template, I cannot seem to get anything showing in the 'Text from Source' area. So I thought I am missing something..... so I went into Autotext and created a USA divorce document below:

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I tried entering some of the codes from the template hoping they would be automatically put in the Autotext Text to Source example but there seems to be no link between the Template and the Autotext.......

Can anybody throw some light on the best way to get this working please? I suppose I could just either type in the information manually or paste the Autotext example and fill in the boxes in the Text to Source, but it would be better if I could get it automated (not just for this example) but for others as well. Do I need a DEA for this? If so, is there somewhere where a user can go to find how to design a DEA for this, as I can't find anything on how to design a DEA on manual instructions or online video.

Any pointers would be well received.

Thanks again,

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Re: Template / Autotext / Text to Source

Post by ColeValleyGirl »

Populating Source from Tet using Autotext with 'tokens' is a classic DEA function.

What programming experience do you have - have you experimented with Lua?
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