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The Command Editor

The Command Editor

The Command Editor empowers the template author by presenting an alphabetic list of all the XpressDox commands, with functionality which provides wizards for completion of the command as well as supplying examples of commands. The Command Editor also provides functionality for easily selecting the correct data element from a list of existing data elements. The […]


The GT and LT functions

The GT and LT functions

Sometimes it is syntactically impractical to use the characters < and > in a particular context. For example, you might want to use a Dynamic Caption which is something like this (to use the word “names” or “name” in the caption depending on the number of children): «Caption(DependantNames,Enter the <IIf(count(Child) > 1,’names’,’name’)||[Names]>)» The problem with […]


Using Scripts in PDF Form fields


Save the Dataset into a Database Column

Save the Dataset into a Database Column

There are any number of reasons that you might want to save the dataset for a template into a single column in as database.  One of these would be to report on the data set, as described here. The first step is to write the dataset into a column.  This is described in the GetDataset article. […]


Document per Repeated Item


Use a SQL SELECT as a data source


Dynamic Captions – changing captions on the fly


What to Expect of the Conversion from HotDocs

What to Expect of the Conversion from HotDocs

Overview The HotDocs® (HD) converter released with Version 11 of XpressDox will attempt as far as possible to prepare a set of XpressDox templates which, ideally, the user will be able to run as-is after the conversion is complete. Firstly, there are quite a few terminological and usage differences. Here are some of them: A […]


How to Convert HotDocs Templates to XpressDox Templates

How to Convert HotDocs Templates to XpressDox Templates

Whether you are simply looking for a better–priced alternative to HotDocs, or maybe you want to run your Desktop templates on the Web, XpressDox is a smart choice. Join the growing number of firms who are looking for better value for money! XpressDox is as powerful as HotDocs with over 300 commands Substantially more affordable, […]


Show the result of Date arithmetic in the interview

Show the result of Date arithmetic in the interview

When entering dates for a contract, it is important to get them right during the interview. It might be possible to control this via the Rule command, but often it is very useful to reflect this to the user as they are typing into the interview. For the purposes of this example, we start off […]