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Creating Components Using Text-to-Software

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You can use Text-to-Software to create:
• Fields
• Forms
• Activities; and
• Screens.

Creating Fields Using Text-to-Software

For information about fields and how they work in Text-to-Software applications, see Working With Fields.

Since fields must be in a form to appear in applications, you will most likely want to create your fields within a form. To create a field in a form using Text-to-software, you use the general format “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the form where you want the field to appear, [component] is field, and [Name2] is the name of the field.
For example, if you wanted to create a field named “Golf” in a form named “Foxtrot”, you would write “Foxtrot has a field named Golf”.
However, if you want to ignore my advice completely and create a field that isn’t contained in a form (it will not appear on any screen), you would write “SageTea has a field named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the field you are creating.

NOTE! The form must be already created in the Word doc, or already exist in the application.

TO CREATE A FIELD
Write one of the following:

• “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the form where you want the field to appear, [component] is field, and [Name2] is the name of the field.
• “SageTea has a field named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the field you are creating.

Creating Forms with Text-to-Software

For information about forms and how they work in Text-to-Software applications, see Working with Forms.
Since forms have to be contained in an activity to appear on a screen, you should probably create your forms within activities.
To create a form in an activity using Text-to-software, you use the general format “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the activity where you want the form to appear, [component] is field, and [Name2] is the name of the form.
For example, if you want to create a form named “Foxtrot” in an activity named “Echo”, you would write “Echo has a form named Foxtrot.”
But maybe you don’t want your activity to show up on a screen. You can do that, too. In that case, you would write “SageTea has an activity named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the activity you are creating.

NOTE! The activity must be already created in the Word doc, or already exist in the application.

TO CREATE A FORM
Write:

• “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the activity where you want the form to appear, [component] is form, and [Name2] is the name of the form.
• “SageTea has an activity named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the activity you are creating.

Creating Activities with Text-to-Software

For information about activities, see Working With Activities.

To create an activity using Text-to-software, you use the general format “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the screen where you want the activity to appear, [component] is activity, and [Name2] is the name of the activity.
Since activities have to be on a screen in order to appear on the User Interface, it’s best to create an activity in a screen. For example, if you want to create an activity named “Echo” to appear on an existing screen named “Delta,” you would write “Delta has an activity named Echo.”
However, if you want to ignore my advice completely and create an activity that isn’t contained in a screen (it will not appear on any screen), you would write “SageTea has an activity named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the activity you are creating.

NOTE! The screen must be already created in the Word doc, or already exist in the application.

TO CREATE AN ACTIVITY
In your Word document, write “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the screen where you want the activity to appear, [component] is an activity, and [Name2] is the name of the activity.”

Creating Screens with Text-to-Software

For information about screens and how they work in Text-to-Software applications, see Working With States.

The technical term for “screen” is “state,” so that’s what you have to write to create a screen.
The best way to create a screen using Text-to-software is to use the general format “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the name of the application, [component] states, and [Name2] is the name of the screen.
If you haven’t named your application, you can use the format “SageTea has a state named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the screen you are creating.
For example, to create a screen named “Delta” in an application named “Alpha”, write “Alpha has a state named Delta.” If you haven’t named your application, you would write “SageTea has a state named Alpha.”

TO CREATE A SCREEN
• Write one of the following:

• “[Name1] has a [component] named [Name2].” where [Name1] is the name of the application, [component] is state, and [Name2] is the name of the screen.
• “SageTea has a state named [Name].”, where [Name] is the name of the screen you are creating.

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