Code Expander/Macro

A macro can be very helpful when inserting strings of unstructured text that you type on a regular basis. By creating an expander code, you can quickly insert this text without having to type the entire string of text.

Open SMARText Items

Open SMARText Items

Go to Docutainers > SMARText Items.

Add an Item

Add an Item

Click on the Create button.

Choose Item Type

Choose Item Type

1. Choose Unstructured Text

2. Click Create

Create the Item

Create the Item

1. Type in a Shortcut  (this will be what you want to type in for the text to expand)

2. Type in a Description (how you will identify your code).

3. Type in Keywords - single words separated by comma's and a space (these are used to search for the item)

4. Click in the large white text box until you see green brackets.

5. Type the text that you want to display within the green brackets.

6. Click Save.

Inserting the Macro

Inserting the Macro

Now, you can type your shortcut into your SOAPnote or Summary and hit the space bar, the code will expand to display your text. This is often quite useful for creating a signature to enter at the bottom of documentation; denoting who created the documentation and for paragraphs of patient teaching.

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