HotDocs Developer Help File
4. Make selections for handling edit field overflow, based on the following options:
Select Shrink answer as needed to and then enter the point size in the
points field. HotDocs will attempt to reduce the answer to this font size
before warning of overflow.
Select Send answer to addendum to have HotDocs automatically resolve
all overflow by sending answers to the addendum.
Select Split multi-line answer between form field and addendum to
have HotDocs send only the part of the answer that overflows in a multi-
line field to the addendum.
5. Make selections for handling table overflow, based on the following options:
Select Send entire table to send all answers in the table to the addendum.
Select Send complete rows to send answers from each row that contains
a cell which overflows to the addendum.
Select Send individual cells to send answers from individual cells that
overflow to the addendum.
The changes you make are not applied to existing fields. The changes won't take
effect until you create a new field.
You can customize the reference that appears in the overflowed answer field. This
can help you determine where the answer is located in the addendum. (See
Specify Addendum References and Labels for Answer Overflow.)
You can remove the rules that automatically handle answer overflow by clearing
these options. This will require you to manually resolve each instance of answer
Specify Addendum References and Labels for Answer Overflow
In a form document, when an answer overflows its answer field, the entire answer can be
sent to an addendum. When this happens, HotDocs inserts text into the answer field,
cross referencing you to the addendum for the full answer. You can specify what text is
used in creating the cross reference as well as specify the text that identifies the answer
once it has been sent to the addendum.
To control what information appears in overflow references and in the addendum
1. At the HotDocs library, click the
Options button. The HotDocs Options dialog
2. Double-click the Form Documents folder. The folder expands to show several
3. Open the Properties for New Fields folder, then select the Overflow Properties
subfolder. The window changes to show options that control answer overflow.
4. In the Cross-reference text field, enter the cross-reference text you want to
merge in the field if the answer overflows. (See Use Answer Overflow and
Addendum Text Codes.)