The majority of the contents in this guide apply to both StudioPlus Spectra AND myStratus Desktop.
In most cases, instructions referring to "Spectra" also apply to myStratus Desktop.


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SMS Reference

NOTE: This feature is available in the Standard, Professional, and Enterprise versions of both Spectra and myStratus Desktop.

The following tools are available on the SMS ribbon.

Note: Depending on how the text message was created, some of the ribbon tools may not appear. For example, when you open a text message that was previously saved, there are a number of buttons that are not available on the ribbon and there will be no option group.

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 Icon Name Description

Send Send the current text message. See also: Sending SMS Texts
  Paste, Cut, Copy Paste text from your clipboard into the message or cut/copy text from this message to use elsewhere. 
  Form Letter Create a text message using a previously designed form letter. See also: Creating SMS Text Templates
Mark Unread Mark the text message as unread.

Link Link the text message to a client, as well as to a specific session or task. Also use this option to change the linkage of the text message. 
  Client Open the client associated with this text message. If the text is also linked to a specific session or task, you will be able to view them as well.
  Parent Task Create a new parent task and link this text message to it.


SMS Text Details

 A SMS text record holds information for a text message that has been sent (or will be sent) to a client through Spectra/myStratus.


Column Description
Send To Type in or select the phone number this text message should be sent to. 
User Automatically filled in with the user currently logged in to the software. Use the drop-down list to choose another user.
Message Shows the main content of the text message. When using a predesigned form letter, you can view the merged client and/or session information or even make some quick edits before sending the message. You can also copy and paste information from another program into the body of the text message. See also: Creating an SMS Template
History Section Shows a complete history of text messages with this client, both sent and received.

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