Using the Common Fields Dictionary
The Common Fields Dictionary provides an easy way to store common field
information to make setting up and creating sections and paragraphs faster and more
consistent. This file contains a record for each unique field name. Each record
contains information such as...
• Field name
• Field length
• Field type
• Font ID
Adding all known fields to the Common Field Dictionary lessens the need to create
fields when building sections, either in Studio or in the Documaker Add-In for Word.
When naming fields, avoid using cryptic abbreviations. When possible, use easily
identifiable, field names that others who work with Studio can quickly recognize,
This makes selecting the correct field in Studio or the Documaker Add-In for Word
You can enter field information directly into Studio’s Common Field Dictionary or
by use the File, Import option to import various files, such as comma separated value
(CSV) or Tagcommander (TGA) files.
Remember, the Common Fields list is helpful for form composition. It also lets you store
General field information, which can be used in the AnyToAny rule. However, the FDB
file itself, which is the Common Field list, does not contain rule information, and thus is
not used in Documaker Server processing at run time.