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  • Dee Marx-Kelly

    I agree. There are times that emphasis is important in communication. 

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  • Barbara Wilhelm

    I agree as well. This would be a great option for reviewing treatment plans. I would love to just "load previous" and show progress/updates in bold

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  • Amanda Graves, MSW, LSW

    Ditto

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  • Judith Browne

    I too would love this feature as it would help our forms look more professional.

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  • Jeana Buchanan

    Ditto!

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  • Clare Isaacson

    I agree!  Trying to create a custom assessment form.  It would be great to be able to emphasize certain words, either by bolding or italicizing.  I can do it here, in comments, but not in forms...

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  • Debbie A. Lane-olson

    the amount of wasted space on the forms, not being able to edit the font/layout, is positively ridiculous!

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  • Deborah Kaplan

    I agree.  SimplePractice is expensive (recently even more so!).  There is no reason that we should not be able to create more professional looking forms.  And to Clare's point, why are we able to alter the font here on this page, but not when creating a template.  Very disappointing.

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  • Deborah Kaplan

    Also, I'm a little disturbed to notice that this discussion originally started 10 months ago.  I don't see a response from SimplePractice and this issue clearly has not been improved upon.

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  • Kirsty Cordell

    Hoping this message will continue to help this thread gain traction and eventually have this issue addressed. Being able to bold, underline, and drop to a new line when completing assessments would be EXTREMELY helpful and add so much more clarity to the diagnostic criteria section, and the goals section.

     

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  • Tori Corbett

    I've used SP for years, and at this point am REALLY frustrated this has not been addressed.  NO changes have been made re: our ability to: bold, underline (It's just plain weird that we can't underline) italicized or (unless I'm missing something) we cannot -  center - the head of documents.  My forms do NOT look professional.  

    At his point, I need to use online signatures and having my name, address etc to the far left of every document looks ridiculous.  It's embarrassing.

    I hope I'm wrong, and there is a way to center the top of docs.  

    • Victoria Corbett, LCSW
      1234 Absurd Street
      Everything to the left is not professional
      If anyone can tell me how to center the heads of my documents, I would appreciate it greatly.

     

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  • Virginia A. Ballantyne

    Yep, I'm the original poster of this question and looks like I brought this up over one year ago... IMO this is the ONLY thing that stinks about Simple Practice! Everything else is pretty good, but for the price we pay, you'd think we'd have BASIC features such as bold, italics, underlines, and centering... maybe even some bullet features!?! How can we collectively draw more attention to this with Simple Practice? Ideas?

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  • Deborah Kaplan

    Maybe we should all contact support and let them know our frustration with this significant limitation.  If enough people complain, I would think  they would need to address it.

     

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  • Stephen Brewer

    I've enjoyed SP for years, and this is an issue that needs to be resolved. There is an urgent need for SP to allow providers to change font size, color, and type on forms, so we can ensure our forms are in compliance with legal requirements.

    Some states require providers to use specific font sizes and colors in paperwork. For example, Releases of Information in California must use at least 14-size font. Arbitration Agreements in California need certain parts written in red and bold.

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  • Tori Corbett

    I did contact SP 3x thought the years - received a thanks for your input tho it's been awhile (thinking back, it's Years ago at this point.)  There must be more than a handful of providers frustrated (ok, at this point, I'm at pissed)  about this.  It's just so basic.  All email the same day? Telephone support is by appointment only, (weird) - make appointments to stress the importance of this? 

    I'm so frustrated with this. 

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  • Tori Corbett

    There's  a thread about this on SP FB page - and it seems current.  I'm not able to read through the comments right now... 

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  • Tara Sorenson

    I would like my forms, letters, messages through SP to look professional as well as match my branding (font, color, etc). It's frustrating when I spend so much time on developing my brand to represent my company and services to clients. Many other marketing platforms that are more flexible in font choices, color choices, etc. in formatting options and matching a business's brand (color, font, etc.).

    This may not be as urgent of a priority to SP to address as other issues. The messages, letters, emails, documents, font choice/size, formatting, etc. are marketing tools that represent us as professionals. It also represents too many others what Simple Practice is 1) lacking the ability to empower paying customers to format messages as necessary 2) lacking the ability to listen to paying customers desires and needs and 3) lacking the understanding of marketing strategies we can utilize to communicate with others through the EHR.

    Our brand, letters, font, formatting of letters, emails, messages represents our personality as a therapist, not only our professionalism. If our personality is not allowed to be expressed via messages, emails, letters, etc, it limits how are able to represent ourselves to clients and professionals. 

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  • Deborah Kaplan

    Because it seems that SP isn't really paying attention to this forum, I sent a support request with the following slightly frustrated message:

    I've been a subscriber for 2 years and during that time, despite other subscribers' and my own complaints, there has been no change in the ability to customize forms/intake questionnaires/consent forms, etc.  There is no ability to change font size,  formatting, font or style and the result is that we are presenting forms to our clients and prospective clients that are not professional looking.  I've included a URL so you can read the subscribers' frustrated conversation about this shortcoming on SimplePractice's part.  We pay a substantial monthly fee, which has recently increased significantly, and yet this issue has not been remediated.  A discussion about this was started a year ago and while many subscribers, including myself, have commented about their frustration with this issue, there has been no SimplePractice response at all.  Please let me know how this issue is going to be fixed to your subscribers' satisfaction.  
    Sincerely,
    Deborah Kaplan, Psy.D.

    I'll be interested to see what their response is.

     

     

     

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  • Deborah Kaplan

    This is the response that I received:

    Hello Dr. Kaplan,
     
    I hope you are doing well today. I can completely understand how this would be a valuable feature for your practice.
     
    I also understand that this has been posted on the Ideas & Suggestions board and has had upvotes and numerous comments. I would like to link a post I found concerning your request: Add text formatting options. I recommend voting on this post and adding a comment as it will help increase its visibility.
     
    I do want to address that our team takes our customers’ feature requests seriously, and our customers are at the heart of every new feature created.
     
    While it’s not possible for us to provide exact due dates on our features, having your direct feedback in this forum helps our team understand what features are most important for your practice, and how you would like to see this feature implemented.
     
    Thank you for being part of the SimplePractice community and I would be happy to assist you further.
     
    Best,


    Maxwell
    Support Specialist

     

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  • Virginia A. Ballantyne

    Thank you for sharing, Deborah!  I clicked on the link in your message above and added my VOTE and an additional comment.  I truly hope Simple Practice will make this change ASAP as so many of us seem to be requesting it and it can make a huge difference for client attention to extra important areas to focus on our forms.  I encourage everyone to send a message, vote, and leave a comment.  POWER IN NUMBERS!!!  We are paying a pretty penny for Simple Practice and this is quite a basic feature that should be provided in the Year 2022.

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