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Information on SoftPro ProForm with some general computer tips and techniques, with a bit of me.

Home on the web ~ Dan Van Fleet - Information on SoftPro ProForm with some general computer tips and techniques, with a bit of me.

How to overlay data into a ProForm file for Prompts Dialog items

Sometimes we get new documents which require the same default information to be put in the Prompts Dialog of ProForm Classic. (Standard or Enterprise)  The Default template can be used to fill out those new items on new files, but what do you do with the files in the pipeline.  After proper priming, SoftPro defined Prompts can be filled out from a .PXT overlay file.

Let's take this Prompts Dialog box:

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It has 12 values that must be filled in. To get them there first create a PXT overlay file with the values you need

_SP0078=1.00
_SP0074=5000.00
_SP0113=25000.00
And so on.

Next in SoftPro ProForm, preview the document, by double clicking on it in the ReadyDocs Tree

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No need to enter any information, the document is making the place in the file for the values to be stored. Click OK to finish loading the document, then you can close that document.

Now your file is ready to receive the overlay file, simply load it up as normal and the document will be ready to print with no data entry errors.

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