Placeholder Value

Learn more about how to put together «Placeholder Value» formulas that display the data the user has selected or entered using the officeatwork 365 «Wizard» add in or when using the simulation of that add in as part of the officeatwork 365 «Designer» add in.

Format

Designer Placeholder Content Properties

The format option defines in what format the Value will be sent to Word. So if you want Word to insert your Value as a picture you need to select one of the picture formats. If you want it to format is as HTML you need to pick the HTML version. If you want no formatting at all you just choose the Plain Text option.

Plain Text

Use the Plain Text format if you want to have your Placeholder to display the value entirely formatted in the way the Placeholder its self is formatted.

HTML

Use the HTML option if you want to add some formatting to the value your Placeholder will display. Typically, you would add things like bold or heading style markers to display HTML supported formatting in your Placeholder value. This could look as simple as this: ‘my <b>bold<b> text’ producing this outcome: ‘my </b></b>bold text’.

OOxml

Use the OOXML option if you want to add some complex formatting to the value your Placeholder will display. Please be aware that this is an advanced feature and should only be used by professionals that are fully aware of the OOXML format.

Picture from public URL

Logo Contoso Group

Use this option if you want to the value your Placeholder will display as picture. In this case you need to make sure that the value contains a sound URL pointing to an image reachable by an secured (HTTPS) URL.

Please note: The URL must be reachable via HTTPS and must be CORS enabled.

Picture from SharePoint online URL

Use this option if you want to the value your Placeholder will display as picture. In this case you need to make sure that the value contains a sound URL pointing to an image within your SharePoint online tenant as word will display a picture based on that URL. Typically, you would use the value of a hyperlink column in SharePoint to capture that URL. This could look as simple as this: ‘{{ field(‘Organization’, ‘From’).logoHeader }}’ where the value of the logoHeader column in SharePoint contains a URL to an image stored in one of your Document Libraries in your SharePoint Online tenant.

Tip: Learn more about how to insert a picture from SharePoint online here.

Note: Please do not use the BMP image format as images in that format tend to be large. This will then result in lengthy download times often decreasing the user experience substantially.

Value

Static values

To display static values just type the text you want to see into the value field.

Dynamic values (Functions)

To calculate Dynamic values, you can use officeatwork specific functions as listed on the Functions page.