Positioning of Texts on the Form

Use

You display all texts in the form using text nodes. The only exception is addresses, which are displayed using their own node.

Integration

The superior node of the text node determines its use:

Examples of the Use of Text Nodes

Superior Node

Use

Secondary window

Exact positioning of text on one or more pages

Main window

Output of text in relation to other nodes in the main window; output may cover several pages

Template

Output of texts for table cells of a static table

Table

Output of table contents

Header and footer areas

Output of column headings and grand totals in tables

Event node

Output of subtotals in a table

Features

The following text types exist:

Features by Text Type

Function

Text element

Text module

Include text

Choose the language in which the text is to be included. This allows you to include texts in different languages in one form.

Not possible

Possible

Possible

Assign an input type for fields in the text for output as a Web form (on the Web Attributes tab page)

Possible

Possible

Not possible

Use the text node as an HTML text area for output as a Web form (on the Web Attributes tab page)

Possible

Possible

Possible

Positioning the Text

The position of the text depends on the superior node (for example, you can assign text to a table cell) as well as on the processing sequence in the tree structure. In addition, you determine the output of a text node in relation to the preceding node on the same level. You can append the text directly to the output of this node or start it in a new paragraph or a new line (by choosing the Beginning radio button). For two subsequent text nodes, this has the following effects:

Linked Text Nodes

Setting for the Beginning of the Second Paragraph

Description

New Paragraph

Text output starts with a new paragraph. Formatting of the text depends solely on the paragraph and character formats of the second text node.

New Line

Text output starts with a new line in the same paragraph of the preceding text node. SAP Smart Forms keeps the paragraph format of the preceding text node.

Append Directly

Text output starts immediately after the last output of the preceding text node. SAP Smart Forms keeps the paragraph format of the preceding text node.