September 26, 2001
e-Z News is designed to help you maximize your use of the
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of the Week: How to store an illustration.
The file attachment feature in
CDS allows the user the flexibility
of attaching virtually any file to a policy, investment or contact record.
our example we are going to store an illustration for Joe Ackerman's Universal
Life policy. From the Basic Information tab of Joe's policy, click on
are now presented with an image log dialog box. The image dialog box
allows you to link virtually any file to the selected policy. The
illustration we want to attach is located in My Documents.
Attach File in order to browse for the file.
know the name of the file you can simply type it in the File Name
field. If not, click on File Name in order to browse for the file.
Click on File Name.
our example, the illustration we want is located in My Documents. Once you find
the file, highlight it and click Open.
file name and extension will appear under the file name. Let's name the
illustration and give it a keyword.
Object Type allows you to choose how to store the illustration. You can
either choose Embedded or Link when storing an illustration.
Embedded: Makes a copy of the file and
inserts it into CDS. Changing
the location or deleting
the original file does not affect the inserted illustration.
Link: Creates a
direct link to the saved file. This option does not make a copy of
the file in CDS. Therefore, any changes to the original file will be
reflected in the illustration. If the original file is deleted the user
will not be able to access that file in CDS.
our example we want to link the file. Choose Link and click
A dialog box automatically appears
explaining how to properly link a
file. Click Yes.
image log now contains our attached illustration. Highlight
the illustration and click on the green check mark.
are now brought back to the Basic Information tab. Use the drop down menu
on the Proposals field to select the appropriate Illustration. After
selecting the correct illustration, Click on Proposals.
will now see the proposal.
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