E-Documents: Editing Fillable Fields with the Drag and Drop Tools

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E-Documents allow the patient to fill out a form while in the virtual waiting room, and electronically sign it. Users with an Account Administrator or Clinical Supervisor role can create/edit as many templates as needed, and delete templates as well. Common uses for these E-Documents include Statements of Understanding and intake forms. For a good overview of this feature, please see the video recording of a webinar we hosted on e-documents.

 

This support article illustrates how to create or edit fillable fields within an e-document using our drag and drop editor. Our drag and drop controls allow you to easily add fillable fields to your e-document. The control panel should appear by default on the right hand side of any e-document template, but you can also make it appear or disappear by clicking on the "Document Controls" icon in the tool bar.

Arrow pointing at Document Controls icon 

 

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Input Questions

  1. Date: checks for a valid date (e.g., 12/1/2022)
  2. Number: checks for a valid integer 
  3. Text Area: multi-line text answer
  4. Textbox: single-line text answer

Select Questions

  1. Checkbox (Multiple Choice): multiple choice, all choices visible, multiple answers possible
  2. Dropdown (Single Choice): multiple choice, only one choice visible, only one answer possible (useful to place in-line with other text)
  3. List Box (Single Choice): multiple choice, all choices visible, only one answer possible
  4. Radio Buttons: multiple-choice, all choices visible, only one answer possible

Fields

  1. Host Name: placeholder to automatically insert the host's name
  2. Participant Name: placeholder to automatically insert the participant's name as entered into their contact record

Miscellaneous Questions

  1. Color: select a color from a color palette
  2. Month: select a month
  3. Time: select a time (hours and minutes)
  4. Week: select a day of the week

 

 

Input Questions: Date

An input question involves typing by the e-document assignee. The date field type will check for a valid date. There must be 4 digits for the year (but leading zeroes for the month and day can be omitted), and the system will also check that the date is valid (once the assignee attempts to submit).

1. Click on and hold the "Date" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Date field in the document control panel, and what it looks like when dragging the field

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Arrow pointing at pencil icon

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data. 
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Default Date: Select a date from the date picker (or enter a date) if you would like a default date to be selected.  

Example of date field editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can click on the date field, for a date picker to appear. 

Date field example

 

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Input Questions: Number

An input question involves typing by the e-document assignee. The number field checks for a valid integer.

 

1. Click on and hold the "Number" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Date field in the document control panel, and what it looks like when dragging the field

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Pencil icon

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Default Number: Enter a number here if you want a default value for this field. 
  • Enforce a minimum value for the number: Check this box if you want the number to have a minimum value, and enter that min value in the field below. (Negative values are allowed by default.)  
  • Enforce a maximum value for the number: Check this box if you want the number to have a maximum value, and enter that max value in the field below.

Number field editor

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can click on the number field, to use the arrow buttons on it to scroll up or down, or type a number into the field. 

Number field example 

 

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Input Questions: Text Area

An input question involves typing by the e-document assignee. A text area field will allow your participant to submit multi-line answers.

1. Click on and hold the "Text Area" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing to Text Area option and then its placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Pencil icon for text area

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it.
  • Height: The number of row pixels high.
  • Width: The number of column pixels wide.  

Text area field editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can type text into the field. They can also drag the lower right hand corner to change the shape of the box. 

Arrow pointing at box resizer

 

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Input Questions: Textbox

An input question involves typing by the e-document assignee. A textbox field will allow your participant to submit single-line answers.

1. Click on and hold the "Text Box" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing to Text Area option and then its placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.)

Pencil icon for text box

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Minimum Character Length: The minimum number of characters you want to allow.
  • Maximum Character Length: The maximum number of characters you want to allow.
    • For a phone number, you can set the minimum and maximum to "10", to force the entry of a 10 digit phone number (3 characters for the area code and 7 characters for the phone number). Depending on your use case, you may want a separate textbox for phone extensions, or non-US/Canadian phone numbers.  

Text box field editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can type text into the field. 

Example text box field

 

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Select Questions: Checkbox (Multiple Choice)

A select question involves the e-document assignee selecting choices already set in the template. A checkbox question will allow your participant to select one or multiple answers.

1. Click on and hold the "Checkbox (Multiple Choice)" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing out the Check Boxes question and its placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for checkboxes

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Orientation: What direction do you want the questions to be listed?
    • Horizontal. Display the radio buttons next to each other.
    • Vertical. Display the radio buttons underneath each other.
  • Answers
    • Use the "+Answer" button add additional choices for the checkboxes.
    • Replace the text in the placeholder fields to provide the choices you want the assignee to pick from. 
    • Use the trash can icon to the right of any placeholder field to delete that choice. 
    • Use the checkmark icon to the right of any placeholder field to make that choice checked by default.

Check box question editor

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can check any of the available boxes. 

Checkbox example

 

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Select Questions: Dropdown (Single Choice)

A select question involves the e-document assignee selecting choices already set in the template. A dropdown question will allow your participant to select only one answer, and the other choices are not visible.

1. Click on and hold the "Dropdown (Single Choice)" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing out the dropdown question and its placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for dropdown

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Answers
    • Use the "+Answer" button add additional choices for the checkboxes.
    • Replace the text in the placeholder fields to provide the choices you want the assignee to pick from. 
    • Use the trash can icon to the right of any placeholder field to delete that choice. 
    • Use the checkmark icon to the right of any placeholder field to make that choice checked by default.
      • If you do not have a default choice, then the default will be a blank answer. 

Check box question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can select one of the available choices. 

Example of a drop down question

 

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Select Questions: List Box (Single Choice)

A select question involves the e-document assignee selecting choices already set in the template. A list box question will allow your participant to select only one answer. Four choices will be visible, but additional choices can be seen by scrolling through the box.

1. Click on and hold the "List Box (Single Choice)" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing out the list box question and its placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for list box

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Visible Answers: Enter the number of answers that you want to be visible in the box. (If there are more answers than are immediately visible, the assignee can still scroll through the box to view other answers.) 
  • Answers
    • Use the "+Answer" button add additional choices for the checkboxes.
    • Replace the text in the placeholder fields to provide the choices you want the assignee to pick from. 
    • Use the trash can icon to the right of any placeholder field to delete that choice. 
    • Use the checkmark icon to the right of any placeholder field to make that choice checked by default.

List box question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can select one of the available choices, and scroll to view other choices in the box. 

Example of a list box question

 

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Select Questions: Radio Buttons (Single Choice)

A select question involves the e-document assignee selecting choices already set in the template. A radio buttons question will allow your participant to select only one answer.

1. Click on and hold the "Radio Buttons (Single Choice)" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing out the radio buttons question and its placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for radio buttons

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Orientation: What direction do you want the questions to be listed?
    • Horizontal. Display the radio buttons next to each other.
    • Vertical. Display the radio buttons underneath each other.
  • Answers
    • Use the "+Answer" button add additional choices for the checkboxes.
    • Replace the text in the placeholder fields to provide the choices you want the assignee to pick from. 
    • Use the trash can icon to the right of any placeholder field to delete that choice. 
    • Use the checkmark icon to the right of any placeholder field to make that choice checked by default.

List box question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can select one of the available choices, and scroll to view other choices in the box. 

Example of a radio buttons question

 

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Fields: Host Name

A placeholder field is automatically replaced with the applicable name. The "Host Name" placeholder field will be replaced with the name of the host of the session.

1. Click on and hold the "Host Name" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Host Name and its potential placement

 

2. This will add "HostName" in square brackets. 

 

3. When this document is shown to a participant, the bracket section will be replaced by the name of the host of the session. (When previewing the template, we use "Anne S. Host" as the example name.)

 

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Fields: Participant Name

A placeholder field is automatically replaced with the applicable name. The "Participant Name" placeholder field will be replaced with the name of the participant filling out the e-document.

1. Click on and hold the "Participant Name" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Participant Name and its potential placement

 

2. This will add "ParticipantName" in square brackets. 

 

3. When this document is shown to a participant, the bracket section will be replaced by the name of the participant assigned to fill out this e-document. (When previewing the template, we use "John Q. Participant" as the example name.)

 

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Miscellaneous Questions: Color

The color field allows a participant to use a color picker, or enter an RGB color value.

1. Click on and hold the "Color" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Color field and its potential placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for color question

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Default Color: This color picker lets you set a default color.

Color question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can use the color picker to select a color.

Example of a color question

 

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Miscellaneous Questions: Month

The month field allows a participant to select a month and year.

1. Click on and hold the "Month" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Month field and its potential placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for month question

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Default Month: Select a month/year if you want this field to be pre-populated (the participant can still select a different one).

Month question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can use the calendar to pick a month and year.

Example of a month/year question

 

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Miscellaneous Questions: Time

The time field allows a participant to select a time.

1. Click on and hold the "Time" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Time field and its potential placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for Time question

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Default Time: Select a time if you want this field to be pre-populated (the participant can still select a different one).

Time question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can use the buttons to pick a time, or type into the field. 

Example of a time question

 

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Miscellaneous Questions: Week

The week field allows a participant to select a week out of the year.

1. Click on and hold the "Week" field on the right hand side, drag it to where you would like the field to appear in the document.

Arrow pointing at the Week field and its potential placement

 

2. When you release the click, the field will appear. Click on it to make an editing panel appear next to it. The pencil icon is to edit the field, and the trash can icon is to delete it. Click on the pencil icon. (You can also click on the pencil or trash can icons that appear in the main toolbar.) 

Edit icon for Week question

 

3. The field editor allows you to customize this field. Click "Save" afterward to save your edits.

  • Element Name: All fields must have a unique name and cannot contain spaces or hyphens; only letters, numbers, and underscores are allowed in element names. This name is not shown to your participants. If you export this template's completed e-documents, this Element Name is what is used for the column that will have this field's data.
  • Is Required: Check this box if you want this field to be required to be filled out in order to submit the e-document. This will make a red dot appear next to it. 
  • Default Week: Select a week if you want this field to be pre-populated (the participant can still select a different one).

Week question editor

 

 

4. When the participant is filling out the document, they can use the field to select a week out of the year.

Example of a week question

 

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This article was last reviewed by our Support team on September 12, 2022.