Customize the look and feel of your HL7 Notepad in the program settings window.
Editor and Miscellaneous Program Settings
In addition to setting the HL7 syntax highlighting colors used in the editor window there are 4 other settings which can have an impact on the way your notepad looks and performs.
1.Message Viewer Font Size. Select the size of the font the WYSIWYG editor windows should use. You cannot change the font itself which is Courier New.
2.HL7 Message Max Load (0 = All). When you open an HL7 data file the system will only load up to <Message Max Load> messages into the message store. Enter a 0 here and the notepad will attempt to load every message in the file. The impact of this setting will vary from system to system and depends heavily on what SIZE HL7 message files you are trying to open. Even on older computers with less than 2 GB RAM the notepad should have no trouble loading files with 5, 10 or even 20,000 HL7 messages in just a few seconds. However, it's important to remember that the size of your message store is limited to available system resources. The "default" value for this setting is 1000. If you do need to view very large files with tens or hundreds of thousands of messages in them, we recommend that you experiment with this setting to come up with a reasonable upper limit which both your system (performance and memory wise) and yourself (patience wise) can tolerate.
3.Save 'BOM' and 'EOM'. This setting determines whether when Saving HL7 data files OR Exporting HL7 data to files or folders the system will include the HL7 message enveloping characters the 'BOM' and 'EOM'. These characters values are stored in the HL7 Version Definitions.
4.Show Expanded HL7. By default the WYSIWYG editor will show the HL7 in "Expanded" mode, meaning that ALL possible HL7 fields and components are shown whether they contain data or not. Turning this setting off will cause the WYSIWYG editor to display the HL7 in "truncated" mode showing only the fields and components which contain data. See the examples below.
Example with 'Show Expanded HL7' turned on
Same example with 'Show Expanded HL7' turned off