Layout is a program supplied with RTG Bills. It can make more extensive changes to the bill formats than the choices available from within RTG Bills. More information about Layout is here.
This article provides step-by-step instructions for using Layout to add the fee amount to the Attorney Summary on the bill. Normally, the Attorney Summary shows the timekeeper name and initials, the number of hours, and the hourly rate. It does not show the amount (hours times rate). RTG Bills does calculate the amount for each timekeeper, so it can be added to the bill format.
After you change a bill format with Layout, some sections of the bill format will be locked so you cannot use the standard formatting features of RTG Bills to make further changes to those sections. So first make as many changes as possible in RTG Bills, then use Layout for the additional changes which only it can handle.
You must start with a bill format that includes the Attorney Summary. Use the standard bill formatter to edit the bill format you want to modify:
Setup > Bill Formats
On the Edit A Bill Format window, click Edit Sections. Click the Fees tab. In the Fee Totals frame, check the box for Show Attorney Summary.
At this point, you should make any other desired changes to the bill format, then save the bill format. View a sample bill to make sure that everything is correct. Return to the main window of RTG Bills and follow the instructions below to add the amount to the Attorney Summary.
File > Tools > Layout > OK
|229||" per hour"||Current||0|
|28||Transaction fee amount||7.20||Right||1|
Now that you have created the new bill format, you must edit the matter to tell it to use this bill format. That setting is on the Billing-1 tab of the Edit A Matter window.