Pleading Header

The top portion of the pleading is merged in by using the [^Pleading Header] merge code in the template.

This merge code will look for all documents with the words Pleading and Header in the name and if more than one is found, the list is displayed and you are allowed to select one to merge. If only one is available it will be merged automatically.

This allows for multiple headers to be defined by having similar names, in this instance, we are naming our example Pleading Header - WC Bakersfield to indicate the court and location.

And here is th content of our document:

Note that the header template calls another template, the Pleading Address to obtain the office address. We will concentrate on the caption are itself.

The "secret" of creating a caption area is to set a tab rack at the proper locations. This is shown here:

Note how the tabs are set at the columns where the separator and other text fields are to be shown. This allows the names merge to occupy as much space as they require without disturbing the positions of the text after them.


The pleading title

Since we are using the title set in the calling socument, we will take time to explain the combination that allows this to happens.

Setting the title

We set the title using [#'132a Pleading'@=Title@#]. Let's break it down:

[# ... ] - This section tells eCandidus™ that the code is a programming step.

'132a Pleading' - This sets the value to the text to be used.

@=Title - This tells eCandidus™ to store the value in the variable named Title.

@# - This tells eCandidus™ to throw away the text so it is not displayed as a merge code.

Using the title

We use the title by using [#Title@SU]. Let's break it down:

[# ... ] - This section tells eCandidus™ that the code is a programming step.

Title - This tells eCandidus™ to use the value of the Title variable, set above.

@SU - This takes the value and makes it uppercase.


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