Attaching text to a form

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Occasionally, you may want to print additional text on a form. For example, you may want to note the IRS regulations on which you based your decisions or calculations. If there are commonly used attached text, add the text to the attached text library and select it when necessary.

  1. To attach text, you must be either in the Non Calculating folder or in form view. From any input screen, press CTRL+F and navigate to the desired form.
  2. From the Edit menu, select Attached Text and then either select a previously saved Attached Text item from the list or select Attached Text Library to add, edit or delete an attached text item.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • If you selected an attached text item from the list, move the mouse until the text is positioned properly on the form then click the left mouse button.
    • If you selected Attached Text Library continue to step 4.
  4. In the Attached Text Library dialog, click the Add button, enter the desired text, and click Enter to save the text. Note that you can change the typeface, size, and attributes of the text if you wish. To edit or delete any previously saved items, select an item in the attached text item list and click the Edit or Delete button.
  5. Click the Attach button to save the item to the library. The text you entered displays in red on the form. Move the mouse until the text is positioned properly on the form, then click the left mouse button.

    Note: If you want to save the attached text item to the library but do not want to attached it to the form, click the Close button in the Attached Text Library dialog.


  • To move the text after you have attached it, click it and drag it to the desired location.
  • To edit the attached text later, double-click the text.
  • To delete the attached text, double-click the text then click the Delete button.
  • Attached text always appears in red on the screen.
  • Attached text is not included in the electronic file.

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