Customize Bid Sheets
Bid sheets can be customized in a number of different ways to suit your auction needs.
To customize bid sheets, select the Options tab.
Each section on the Options tab can be edited by clicking the Edit icon (blue pencil).
To save changes, click the Save icon (check mark). To undo changes, click the Undo icon (arrow).
Bid Sheet Style Options
The Style options control the overall appearance of your Bid Sheets.
There are a number of styles available:
- A single column of bids with space for either bidder names, Bidder#s, or email addresses
- Two columns of bids using Bidder#
- Three columns of bids using Bidder#
You can also customize the headings and widths of the columns using the display options explained below.
Example of a Single Column Layout
Example of a Two Column Layout
Example of a Three Column Layout
The Content section allows you to customize how the information is presented. Most of the options refer to the fields with the same name.
Max bids to pre-populate option
This option will cause the rows on the bid sheet to be pre-populated based on the starting bid and bid increments for each item. 0= fill all. See the example below. If an item does not have a starting bid, then the values will not be shown.If you are using a Buy-It-Now price for an item, then the rows will only be populated up to that price. This option works in conjunction with the Include bid values option. It only has an effect when that option is turned on and it limits the number of rows that will have the bid amounts pre-populated.
If you make changes to the wording in the Display section, be sure to leave the $word intact as shown in the highlighted image below. These are reference codes used to automatically display a variable.
If you mistakenly change the $word, click the Undo icon (arrow).
Don't display cents option
This option suppresses any monetary change/cents amounts on item values and bid amounts, so instead of $99.00 you would just see $99. This can help save some space on your bid sheets.
Example of Bid Sheet without cents
Column headers option
This option allows you to customize the text that appears at the top of each bid sheet column.
Enter the headers you wish to use separated by commas.
Some column headers are treated specially:
- Bid# is used to identify a column that will be pre-populated with the bid number on each row.
- Amount appearing anywhere when a column title is used to identify the column displaying the bid amount.
For more advanced use, you can set the relative widths of the columns by specifying a number in square brackets after the text. Overall the columns will always be fully stretched across the page, but this option lets you control the size of each column within the page.
In the below example, the Bid# column will occupy 10% of the page width, the Name and Address column are at 40%, and the $$$ column is set to 10%.
"Buy-It-Now" wording option
If you are using the Buy-It-Now box with pre-determined, set-price silent auction items, you can customize the wording that appears on the Bid Sheet using this option.
The "$amt" will be replaced with the Buy-It-Now price for the item.
If your item has a Buy-It-Now price offered, then a Buy-It-Now box will be shown on the Bid Sheet.
Bid Sheet Summary Page Options
The Bid Sheet Summary page is an extra page generated for each item, which includes a space to record the winning bidder information and the bid amount.
This Bid Sheet is often used to record the winning bid information at the end of the auction for data entry while allowing the Bid Sheets to remain available at the table for bidders to see the result on.
Example of a Bid Sheet Summary Page