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Inserting documents with variable names (Part 2)

Inserting documents with variable names (Part 2)

The original article regarding inserting documents with variable names was written way back in 2009.  Since then, as a result of further maturing of XpressDox, some really useful innovations have been added.  In particular, if there are data elements whose values are set very early in the process (in fact before step 1 in The […]


Define layout in a base template


The BaseTemplate Command

The BaseTemplate Command

Letterheads are of special interest because they are used as the basis for many documents. With XpressDox it is possible to create one letterhead template, and by referring to it with the BaseTemplate command, use that template as the basis for many other documents without having to specify the letterhead formatting in those documents.


Customizing and using base templates

Customizing and using base templates

Sometimes it would be useful to be able to customize a source template for more than just the letter body. For example, it may be that the Data Set contains data for more than one set of addressees and the source document needs to be able to indicate which of these addressees is to be included on the base template.


The ComeHereAfterRun Command

The ComeHereAfterRun Command

ComeHereAfterRun After a template is run and the document has been produced, the <<ComeHereAfterRun()>> command will cause the Word cursor to position itself at the point in the document where this command appears. Typically this would be used in a general letter which is based on a letterhead (perhaps a letter containing only the addressee […]


Create a letter head template


Source and destination formatting

Source and destination formatting

When including part (or all) of one document into another, which is the basis of the BaseTemplate, IncludeTemplate and InsertDocument commands, there is always an issue about what formatting (styles, fonts, etc.) should be applied in the resulting document. XpressDox provides three options for this.