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5. Template Editing to Format Output

Now we are at the final stages of data extraction. We have the data added up, now all that remains is to format the data.

Let’s take the rules created in Section 4.1:

Click on Rule 1: State , and make sure it is highlighted light grey. Click on Copy button. This will copy the rule output to the Output Data panel.

You will be brought to Output panel. Click on Convert Data tab to return to
the page of Rules.

Repeat the steps above on Rule 2, 3, and 6. That is, Raw HS, Raw Female and Add HS + Female

Now click on the Output Data panel. We have moved the data we want to the Output Panel and now we would like to start formating it.


Learning how to use the Output Data panel requires some experimentation to truly understand it.

The first thing you should remember is that every keystroke has an effect on the template, even if you can't see it. This is most important when you are dealing with newlines.

For example, let's say you had just one type of output to display, such as pictured below. There is actually an invisible newline you can't see, and this newline will affect your output.

To check how many invisible newlines there are, use the arrow key on your keyboard and keep pressing the down arrow to move your cursor downward. Press backspace or delete to get rid of newlines, and press enter to make a new one. Experiment with this and keep looking at how it changes the output.


When one invisible newline is there, your output will look like this:

Without any invisible newline, output looks like this:

So now that you have an idea of what affects output, play with the template a bit and see what you can create in output.

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