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Conditional Text and Overlays

You may specify up to 9,999 blocks of text or macros that are included in the output stream. Optionally, you may specify conditions in the input spool text that if true enable the output.

 5/11/07                     iDocs Form Suite                        FM0466S2  
12:21:50              Conditional Text and Overlays                  QSECOFR   
                                                                               
Form: DEMOINV            Text Block Name: BLOCKONE    First Block of Cond. Txt.
                                                                               
Type information, press enter.                                                 
                                                                               
Conditions => Row:   1   From Column:   1  To Column:  10   Equal: GL100       
Font(?):   CG Times 12pt Regular      Text =>  Xloc: 300  Yloc: 300  RelY: 50  
Macro Name(?):                       Macro =>  Xloc:      Yloc:                
*************************************TEXT************************************* 
iDocs permits the conditional inclusion                                        
of text in the document.                                                       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
 F3=Exit   F10=Update   F12=Previous                                           

  • Text Block Name: Enter a name for the block. Do not use embedded blanks. Enter also a description, which may contain embedded blanks.


  • Conditions Row: Row in the input spool file to test for the conditional value. You need not specify a test, in which case the text or macro will be included in the output stream for each page.
  • From Column: Starting column in the input spool file to look for text to test.
  • To Column: Ending colum in the input spool file.
  • Equal: Text to test for in the input spool file. This can include blanks. So for example to test row 1, columns 1 through 5 for blanks is a valid test.


  • Font: Select a font by prompting with a ?. This font is used for any specified text. If you do not specify a font any text in this block uses the default font.


  • Xloc: X location in pixels, 300 pixels / inch, of the starting position of the pcl cursor before the text is included.
  • Yloc: Y location in pixels, 300 pixels / inch, of the starting position of the pcl cursor.
  • RelY: For text with more than 1 line, number of pixels, 300 pixels / inch, to advance the Y value of the pcl cursor when starting a new text line. 50 is a frequently used value.


  • Macro Name: If you prompt and specify a macro name, this macro will be included if the conditional test is true or there is no conditional test.
  • Xloc: Starting X value of the pcl cursor, 300 pixels / inch, before the macro is started.
  • Yloc: Starting Y value of the pcl cursor, 300 pixels / inch, before the macro is started.


  • Text: Type any text to be include at the above specified location in the above specified font if the above specified test is true.


  • F10=Update: Save the new or changed block by pressing F10.



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pub/condtext.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/24 23:06 (external edit)