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Copying/Pasting Text into a Decision

There are times when you might want to refer to a report or other document that exists outside WFDSS. In such situations, you can copy/paste text from the reference document into your pending decision document. Once a decision has been published, however, it can no longer be modified.

To copy/paste text into a decision using the Default Decision Editor:

  1. Navigate to the Pending Decision on the Decisions tab and select the section to copy/paste text into by clicking the radio button next to the desired section. Select Edit.
  2. The Default Decision Editor opens. Note that depending on which section of the Decision you are editing different required and optional comment boxes are available for users to copy/paste text into. For example in the Course Of Action Vertical Tab users can opt to include a Strategy, using the provided comment box to copy/paste text into or create a required Action Item by clicking Create Action Item to copy/paste text into the provided comment box.

    To copy text from an existing document, select the desired text in an existing document with your cursor. With the desired text highlighted right click and select Copy from the menu that appears.

  3. Return to the Default Decision Editor to the location you wish to paste the copied text. Place your cursor in the desired comment box/location and right click. From the menu that appears select to Paste or Paste as Plain Text. It is best to paste the text as plain text or use an alternate method to clear formatting of text to avoid pasting unnecessary formatting which may inadvertently use up character space and reduce the amount of text users can paste into a section or comment box.

    Users can copy/paste text into a new section in the same manner by selecting Insert Section on the lower portion of the screen.

    Copy/Paste text using the same method to fill in the required Section Title field and optional Text Before and Text After fields. The Text Before field will display before an image if an image is selected and the Text After will display after an image if an image is selected. It is not necessary to select an image; users can copy/paste only text if that is desired. See To Add Images to a Decision using the Default Decision Editor if adding an image is desired.

  4. Click Save to include the text to the Decision Content.

    Users can insert another text section by clicking Insert Section or Insert Before depending on if it you want to add a new text section before or after an existing section.

    Click Edit to edit text in any of the added sections.

    Use the Move Up and Move Down arrows to change the order of the text sections.

    To delete a text section, select Delete.

Last updated on 12/23/2021 4:23:11 PM.

To copy/paste text into a decision using the Advanced Decision Editor:

  1. From within the WFDSS application, choose the Incident tab. The Incident List appears.
  2. Select the incident you want to edit, then click View Information. The Edit Incident page appears.
  3. Choose the Decisions tab > select Pending Decisions. The Decision Editor page appears.
  4. From the Decision Content Tree, select the Content you want to edit. The content appears in the text editor pane.
  5. Open the reference document that you want to copy from.
    1. Select text that you want to copy.
    2. Copy the text (Ctrl+C or select Edit > Copy).
  6. Switch back to WFDSS, and place your cursor where you want to paste the copied text.
  7. Paste the copied text (Ctrl+V, or use the appropriate Paste icon)
  8. The selected text appears in window.
  9. Click Save iconSave. (You want to save frequently, especially if you are adding a lot of text.)

When you are done editing the decision content, you can navigate back to the Decision tab to Check-In the Pending Decision. Format the text as needed.

Last updated on 12/23/2021 4:23:11 PM.

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To copy/paste text into a decision using the Default Decision Editor

To copy/paste text into the decision:

See Also

Creating a Pending Decision

Creating and Publishing a Decision

About the Text Editor

Editing a Decision

Copy a Published Decision

Creating Draft Decisions and Reports

Adding Text to a Decision

Adding an Image to a Decision

Adding Incident Content to a Decision Using the Advanced Decision Editor

Adding FMUs manually to Incident FMUs

Including Analysis Results in a Decision

Including WFDSS-generated M.A.P. Images in a Decision

Restoring Decision Content to a Previous Version

Viewing Decision Information

Downloading an Incident KMZ File for a Pending Decision

Downloading an Incident KMZ File for a Published Decision

Viewing KMZ Files

Beginning the Review/Approval Process for an Incident Decision

Publishing a Decision (for Incident Owners)


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors