Editing Receipts

To edit a Receipt:

  1. Select Administration → Workstation → Print Templates.
  2. Choose the Receipt in the drop down list.
  3. If you are using Hatch, you can choose different printers for different types of receipts with the Force Content field. If not, leave that field blank. Printer Settings can be set at Administration → Workstation → Printer Settings.

    select checkout
  4. Make edits to the Receipt on the right hand side.

    receipt screen
  5. Click out of the section you are editing to see what your changes will look right on the Left hand side.
  6. Click Save Locally in the Upper right hand corner.

Formatting Receipts

Print templates use variables for various pieces of information coming from the Evergreen database. These variables deal with everything from the library name to the due date of an item. Information from the database is entered in the templates with curly brackets {{term}}.

Example: {{checkout.title}}

Some print templates have sections that are repeated for each item in a list. For example, the portion of the Checkout print template below repeats every item that is checked out in HTML list format by means of the ng-repeat in the li tag.

<li ng-repeat="checkout in circulations">
Barcode: {{checkout.copy.barcode}}<br/>
Due: {{checkout.circ.due_date | date:"short"}}<br/>

Text Formatting

General text formatting





Bold (HTML)




Bold (CSS)


<span style="font-weight:bold;">hello</span>




<span style="text-transform:capitalize;">circulation</span>




{{1 | currency}}


Date Formatting

If you do not format dates, they will appear in a system format which isn’t easily readable.




{{today | date:'short'}}

8/1/17 10:18 AM

{{today | date:'M/d/yyyy'}}


Currency Formatting

Add " | currency" after any dollar amount that you wish to display as currency.

Example: {{xact.summary.balance_owed | currency}} prints as $2.50

Conditional Formatting

You can use Angular JS to only print a line if the data matches. For example:

<div ng-if="hold.email_notify == 't'">Notify by email: {{patron.email}}</div>

This will only print the "Notify by email:" line if email notification is enabled for that hold.

Example for checkout print template that will only print the amount a patron owes if there is a balance:

<span ng-if="patron_money.balance_owed">You owe the library ${{patron_money.balance_owed}}</span>

See also: https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/directive/ngIf


To print just a sub-string of a variable, you can use a limitTo function. {{variable | limitTo:limit:begin}} where limit is the number of characters you are wanting, and begin (optional) is where you want to start printing those characters. To limit the variable to the first four characters, you can use {{variable | limitTo:4}} to get "vari". To limit to the last five characters you can use {{variable | limitTo:-5}} to get "iable". And {{variable | limitTo:3:3}} will produce "ria".




The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

{{checkout.title | limitTo:10}}

The Sisterhood of th


{{patron.card.barcode | limitTo:-5}}



{{patron.family_name | limitTo:3:3}}



You can use HTML and CSS to add an image to your print template if you have the image uploaded onto a publicly available web server. (It will currently only work with images on a secure (https) site.) For example:

<img src="https://evergreen-ils.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/copy-Evergreen_Logo_sm072.jpg" style="width:150px;padding:5px;">

Sort Order

You can sort the items in an ng-repeat block using orderBy. For example, the following will sort a list of holds by the shelving location first, then by the call number:

<tr ng-repeat="hold_data in holds | orderBy : ['copy.location.name','volume.label']">


You can use Angular JS to add information from each iteration of a loop together to create a subtotal. This involves setting an initial variable before the ng-repeat loop begins, adding an amount to that variable from within each loop, and then displaying the final amount at the end.

<div>You checked out the following items:</div>
<div ng-init="transactions.subtotal=0">                <!-- 1 -->
<div ng-repeat="checkout in circulations">
  <li ng-init="transactions.subtotal=transactions.subtotal -- checkout.copy.price"> <!-- 2 -->
     Barcode: {{checkout.copy.barcode}}<br/>
     Due: {{checkout.circ.due_date | date:"M/d/yyyy"}}
<div style="font-weight:bold;">Total Amount Owed: {{patron_money.balance_owed | currency}}</div>
<div style="font-weight:bold;border:1px dotted black; padding:5px;text-align:center;">
You Saved<br/>
{{transactions.subtotal | currency}}<br/>              <!-- 3 -->
by borrowing from the library!</div>


This line sets the variable.


This adds the list item’s price to the variable.


This prints the total of the variable.