Use HTML code in fields

Almost all fields in Manager accept Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) code. This allows you to control appearance of text content and show images on documents like invoices or quotes. Any online HTML syntax guide will provide guidance.

A description in a sales invoice line item such as:

<img src="" style="float: right">
- Species: Malus domestica
- Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin x Oldenburg
- Originates from: Germany
- Introduced: 1930
- Developed by: Kaiser Wilhelm Institute
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1147
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1972-026

will produce the following output:

To keep your data file size small, Manager does not store images directly. Note the reference to the image in the example above is a URL where the image is stored.

You may find that images will not display onscreen, but are replaced by a symbol indicating inability of the software to download them:

This happens when the image host restricts ability to hotlink images to local IP address In these situations, PDFs of a transaction or emails sent from the program generally display the images correctly. But the only reliable solution is using a different host to store images.

You can also use HTML for greater control over how custom fields are displayed.

You would like to show a box for a signature on a sales invoice. Enter the following code into a custom field named Signature:

<div style="border: 1px solid #000; width: 200px; height: 40px"></div>

On an invoice, this will be presented as:

Finally, you can also control the appearance of text.

You want to list your terms and conditions in unobtrusive fine print on sales invoices, but do not want the trouble of creating a custom theme. So you create a custom field for sales invoices, labeled Terms and Conditions. In it, you enter the following default text:

<span style="font-size: 8px; color: #999999">Payment is due upon presentation of invoice.</span>

The following appears near the bottom of all new sales invoices:

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