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thomasa

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I need help with receipts
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:31:08 PM »
Hi everyone!  I am new to this so please understand....also not the best with computers.  I would like to be able to print receipts with the TD but can't figure out how to change the template.  I have read the help section but still don't understand it.  If anyone can help me, and be as basic as possible with this I would appreciate it!  Thanks

Corey Cooper

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Re: I need help with receipts
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 12:15:10 PM »
The receipt templates are just basic HTML.  They're simple, but they do require a basic working knowledge of HTML.  There are HTML tutorials all over the web.  Just give it a google.

I'm happy to help with the templates, particularly with parts that are specific to the TD.  What is it you're trying to do?

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Re: I need help with receipts
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 10:10:10 AM »
I would like to add the name of the participant to the receipt format that is in TD.  Since our casino's name is listed I also want to get rid of the "Your Logo" part.  Can I modify what is already there or do I have to come up with my own HTML file?

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Re: I need help with receipts
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 03:44:23 PM »
You can modify what is already there.  Best thing to do, however, is to copy the default receipt template to a new file and modify that copy of the file.  Then, on the Preferences tab, select the Receipts section and change the receipts template to point to your copy.  That way the software is using your copy of the receipts template instead of the original file that comes with the software.  And since it's a copy of the original file you don't have to "start from scratch".  The reason you want to do this is if you change a file that is included with the software, your changes could be overwritten later if/when you upgrade the program to a newer version.  Any other files you create won't ever be touched by the software during an upgrade.

If you look in the user manual included with the software, in the "Exporting Data" section (section 35 in my manual, which is for version 3.3), you'll find a section for receipts.  You can include items like <firstname> and <lastname> in the receipt to include the participant's first and last name.  There are a bunch of other items you can include as well.