Crazy idea

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    calema
    Asked on January 06, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Hi-- I have a crazy idea. I generate letters based on the outcomes of my form.

    Is it possible to set up a letter template where the responses from the form automatically fill in?

    For example, one paragraph might read:

     

    In addition to feelings of fear, Mr. John Doe experiences ongoing symptoms of depression. He feels overwhelmingly sad several times per week. He has begun to gain weight because he is overeating to compensate for his feelings of emptiness. He feels fearful most of the time. He is less trusting and views people as unfriendly now.

     

    In this example, the name would automatically feed in from the form; the whole paragraph would either appear or not appear based on whether at least one symptom garned a score above X on the form (from drop-downs); then, the symptoms would be listed in order based on how high a score each generated on the form. 

    How feasible is it to set somethingl like this up?

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    Welvin
    Answered on January 06, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Hi,

    That is possible by getting the field variable on your form notifications, so let's say that the name field variable is {fullname4}, copy this and enter it on your form notification. To copy your field variable, click "Setup and Embed" -> "Email Alerts" -> Click on "Notifications" and that will bring you a window like this;

    So the words should say:

    In addition to feelings of fear, {fullname4} experiences ongoing symptoms of depression. 

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    .... the whole paragraph would either appear or not appear based on whether at least one symptom garned a score above X on the form (from drop-downs); then, the symptoms would be listed in order based on how high a score each generated on the form.

    -This is possible or can be done using our Conditional Logic Tool (How to Send Email Notifications Based on Conditions). 

    This methods need your patience and time specially that your form is a bit long, many conditional logic might be created to achieved that.

     

    Let us know if you need assistance implementing this. Or, let us know if this doesn't address your wanted ideas/functions.

     

    Thanks

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    calema
    Answered on January 06, 2013 at 03:09 PM

    This is very good. Question: Do I need to have a "Question" associated with an "Answer" on the notification? 

    In othe words, if I just want the notification to appear as one long paragraph without the questions appearing can I simply delete those questions in the notifications set up window?

    Also, is there any maximum to how much text I can enter under a single answer. If I want to write an entire letter as a single answer with tabs embedded, and hitting return to create line breaks for new paragraphs is there any problem with this?

    Thanks.

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    moonzkie
    Answered on January 06, 2013 at 03:55 PM

    Hi,

    No, it is not necessarily required that you need to have a question associated with an answer for you to add that on your notification. You can fully customize your notification mail the way you want it to appear.

    By default, there is no maximum on how much text you can enter on a field. However, you can add a limit to a field if you prefer it to.

    Sorry, but can you please explain what you meant by "with tabs embedded, and hitting return to create line breaks for new paragraphs is there any problem with this?"

    Thank you.

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    calema
    Answered on January 06, 2013 at 04:13 PM
    Thanks! I believe you've answered my question. I just wanted to make sure I
    could do something like I've pasted below, and the result would actually
    format with spaces between paragraphs.
    We are writing this letter to provide our professional opinion on
    {therapist}.
    Asdf asdf asdlfjas dflasdj flasdkfj asdlfjasdf {therapist}. Asdf asdf
    asdfjsadf.
    Asdfasd flasjdf alsfj alskdfj asldkfj asdfjasldfkj asdlfjasdfj asdf.
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    idarktech
    Answered on January 06, 2013 at 04:38 PM

    Hi,

    To create a line break without any space between them, just press Shift+Enter keys on your keyboard. Else, if youd' like to have space in it, just use Enter key.

    Thanks!