Overview of General Settings
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General Settings control various functionality and will need to be set before being able to use some features within the CommunityForce Site. General settings are preset, according to the needs of your organization, but can be changed if you decide to use a specific functionality on the site. This article explains the following fields: Title, Signature, Currency Symbol, Date Format, Select Time Zone, Logout URL, and Enable Formatting of Excel Files.
General Settings Field Descriptions
Title: Title of the page tab at the top of the page in your browser that will display as CommunityForce – (title).
Signature: Default signature that is used in the email templates when you select the Signature Merge Field. However, this signature can be overwritten if an email signature is entered in the Funding Source Setup section of the system. The funding source’s Email Signature will then take priority over this signature in email templates directly tied to funding sources.
Currency Symbol: When a required value is a numeric currency value it is suggested that you use the Currency question type to format the value in the applicable currency format. Only one type of currency can be defined, (i.e., $ for U.S. dollar or € for the euro.)
Date Format: The format of the date that you want the system to use, (i.e., mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy, etc.) This will be the date format value used for all date fields you define in your application.
Select Time Zone: This allows for time-specific items to be set according to the time zone in which you are located, (i.e., deadline time.) Select your appropriate time zone.
Logout URL: This is the system default URL that redirects the user when they log out. If you set a Logout URL in the General Information section of a specific application, when the applicant is in the application form and logs out, the URL in the General Information section will override this URL.
If you do not set a URL in the General Information section of an application, this will be the default logout URL for that application form. Also, if the applicant logs in but do not access an application form, when they log out, this is the URL where they will land.
Enable Formatting of Excel Files: When exporting a report to Excel, items that are numbers and date fields will export with left alignment. However, if you select Yes to enable this option, numeric and date fields will be formatted with the right alignment at the time of export.