How do I add Fill-Ins to a HTML Form Letter in Letters?

While having Casework HTML form letters that can go out to a large number of constituents is extremely useful, sometimes it's nice to include a little bit of customization and additional case information. You can accomplish this by including fill-in fields. Also see How do I add Automatic Merge Fields To My Services HTML Form Letters article.

To add Fill-In Field(s):

1. From Letters.

2. Select letter where you would be inserting the fill-in field(s).

3. From Letter Details panel, click Add a Field link that appears next to "Fill-In Fields" toward the bottom of the form.

4. Enter Name. Please note fill-in field name cannot contain spaces or special characters.  For example, "Fathers Name" is not acceptable; however, "FathersName" is acceptable.

5. Set Type to either Text or a List. The default type is text. This will provide an empty fill-in field where staff can free type whatever information they're being prompted for. If you select list, you will be able to create a dropdown menu for staff to select from when completing the fill-in fields. List values must be separated by a semi colon with no space after the semi colon. For our father's name example, Ron;John;Alex.

6. Click the fill-in field Save button.

7. Click Edit Letter button to open the Editor.

8. In the body of the letter place your cursor where you would like to insert the fill-in field.

9. Type "{", followed by fill-in name and end with "}".  Please note fill-in name must exactly match value entered in #4 above.  For example, {FathersName}.

10. To insert additional, repeat steps 3-9.

11. Click Save button.

12. Click Close link to exit Editor.

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