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Construct a letterhead for your templates

Enterprises lose credibility and brand awareness when published documentation is out of date or inconsistent. XpressDox Docussembly™ document assembly makes it possible to ensure consistent use of branded documents throughout the enterprise.

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Configuring Helper Folders in XpressDox

In XpressDox Docussembly™ document assembly software any number of Helper Folders can be configured. A typical example of a folder for which this type of shortcut is defined would be one in which letterheads or other standard templates like fax headers, etc. are kept. In this way these standard templates can be kept separately to the templates that use them.

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WriteTimeStampToDataSet – XpressDox

If you have the command «WriteTimeStampToDataSet(Yes)» in the template, then when the document has been assembled, a data element containing the start and end times and elapsed time of the assembly operation will be written

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Create a letter head template

A letterhead is a template which is formatted with artefacts like a company logo and contact information, and all letters published by the company should be printed with this letterhead template as the background .

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Download the AdventureWorks database

Some of the sample templates which are delivered with XpressDox make use of one of the early instances of the Microsoft AdventureWorks SQL Server database.  This database can no longer be obtained from any Microsoft

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Delimiters: How to choose your own fillpoint delimiters

It is possible for field markers to be re-defined on any given installation of XpressDox. The decision to do this needs to be taken seriously because as soon as any significant number of templates have been authored using a particular choice of Merge Field markers, a change to the markers will require a change to all the templates authored up to that point.

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Standard data element configuration

These are data elements that appear as data elements on standard templates. A typical example is the user’s email address and telephone extension on a letterhead. In order to save a user typing their own details into the data capture UI every time they run a template, the Standard Data Elements feature allows them to enter these details into the configuration of a folder.

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Managing favorite templates

This tab is only available for the Home folder. It enables the user to specify a number of templates that they use frequently, and these templates are then presented in the Microsoft® Office Word UI in a menu, so that the user can have quick access to them.

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XpressDox Arrays

Using Arrays in your XpressDox templates Arrays are similar to variables, and have a very similar set of functions to manipulate them.  XpressDox arrays can be indexed using data of (almost) any type for the

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YearsBetween – XpressDox

«YearsBetween(EndDate,StartDate)» returns the approximate number of years between the two dates. The reason that it is approximate is that it is calculated as the number of days between the two dates divided by 365.25. Thus

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Configuring office settings

XpressDox Docussembly™ document assembly software allows you to configure your installation to centralize letterheads, clause libraries, data sources, and XpressDox Explorer. This is a powerful yet simple way to scale the benefits of XpressDox Docussembly™ across your organization.

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Merging configurations

Although other systems have concepts like ‘Private Folders’ and ‘Shared Folders’, these concepts are not necessary as such in XpressDox, as they can be provided for, and more flexibly, by the combination of the features of Merged Configuration and Helper Folders.

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Configuration for folder settings

Every folder where templates can be stored, and from which they are selected with the Run Template function, can have a configuration saved in it. When a folder is selected as the Configuration for folder, it means that the configuration settings entered on the screen will be saved in that folder.

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Notes on XpressDox syntax

XpressDox Docussembly™ document assembly syntax is fairly straightforward, and by paying attention to these few rules you can ensure your templates work first time, every time. This articles describes the syntax rules for data element names, command names, and functions, and describes when to use quote marks.

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Format a date in archaic form

Using standard XpressDox functions and commands, XpressDox renders a date in archaic form, i.e. 2009-09-02 becomes “the 2nd day of October in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Nine”.

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Correct Gender on your XpressDox templates

Suppose you have a document which you want to personalise as far as pronouns are concerned. In other words, instead of having “he/she” in many places, you want to have only “he” or “she” depending on the sex of the party concerned. Check how this is done using the ChooseUsingCheckbox command.

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