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When an answer choice must be specific, you can add valid terms to the answer choice so that the template forces the user to specify one of those terms.

  1. In the Template Components panel, right-click an answer choice and select Add Valid Terms or select Add Valid Term button in the toolbar.
    The Lexicon Search page appears.
  2. Select a valid term from a lexicon you have created as follows.
    1. From the list on the far left of the page, select at least one lexicon where you believe the term you are searching for is located. Click and hold the Shift or Ctrl key to select multiple lexicons.
    2. In the list to the right, enter the term you want to search for. Options include the following:
      Click Whole word if you are entering the whole word and want to restrict your search to it.
      Enter only part of the term, such as "Tum" for "Tumor".
      Do not enter any terms to retrieve all terms in the selected lexicon(s).
    3. Click Search term button. All lexicon entries matching your search criteria appear in the search results.
    4. Select a term in the search results.
    5. Click Add allowed term to characteristic button.
      The valid term appears in the Answer Choices list in the right panel, as shown below. Relevant steps in the selection of this valid term are highlighted in red.
      Lexicon Search dialog box showing interface elements described in this procedure.

      Slide panel borders

      Adjust your view of the information in multiple panels by clicking and dragging the border between them.
    6. Click Save.
      The valid term appears in the Template Components panel under the answer choice you originally selected.

  3. Repeat this procedure until you have added all of the valid terms for the answer choice. You can also add valid terms to other valid terms.
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