Regarding Block

Starting from the working template in the Address Block example:


[^Regarding Block (General)]

This code is basically the same as the Letterhead code, except that it merges in the following document text:

We will now study this document in more detail.


Befor we start... Getting the codes

Each field in each screen has a merge code associated with it, however you do not have to remember any of them. eCandidus™ has a built in method that provides the merge code, simply navigate to the field that you want to use and click on the options icon next to the field:

Selecting either Copy Field Definition to Clipboard or Copy Generic Field Definition to Clipboard will copy the merge code for the field into the clipboard, where you can now use standard Windows paste command (Ctrl+V) to paste it into the proper place in the document.

Now that you know how to get the codes the long way, you should know that you can also get the field definition by simply clicking on the options icon and while holding down the mouse button, drag the definition to the place in the document that you want to copy it to. Simply drag and drop the definition!



A field merge code is a list of field names delimited by a backslash \. Each name also has the instance number that you wish to use. The instance number is normally one, except when the field can have multiple values, for example the defendants field:

In this example, the first defendant, Alicia Morin, would be Defendant#1 and John Smith would be Defendant#2.



There are times where you do not know ahead of time which one of the multi-valued fields you want to use. For those cases you can use #0 which tells eCandidus™ to stop and ask which one to be used when the document is being merged. If only one choice is available it will be chosen without asking.



If you omit the instance number, eCandidus™ will treate the entry as if #0 is used.


Also: Mergeable Pleading