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Data Sheets

In XpressDox, a Data Sheet is a document that contains a table with a list of data elements and values.   Why a data sheet? A data sheet is useful in the case where, for

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The Command Editor – XpressDox

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.

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Define Folder Shortcuts

Suppose you have defined a set of folders to contain clauses for insertion using the My Clauses or Shared Clauses features in the XpressDox ribbon.  Normally you would group clauses together into folders containing clauses

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Select templates using a master template

Selection of multiple templates to be run can be done by the user using the XpressDox explorer, but the template author can also control the selection of templates using a master template with document-selection logic built into it.

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Letterheads on your templates

Letterheads: BaseTemplate is an option, but does not give you much control: When it comes to inserting letterheads on your templates, there are different techniques you could employ. Should you have a very simple letterhead,

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Use Chr to make an apostrophe

Suppose you want to set up a variable (called ‘Party’)  to contain either Defendant or Plaintiff, depending on PartyType and then a variable containing the possessive case of that  – i.e. the value should be

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Build a bi-lingual interview – XpressDox

It would be really useful for XpressDox to be able to present an interview in French if the user is a French speaker, and in English for English users, where the document itself is in English. For the same template. And vice versa. XpressDox can indeed do that, as long as the template author marks up the template accordingly.

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Upgrading to Version 4

Version 4 of XpressDox (XDv4) represents a major change from Version 3. The principle change is that the format of an XpressDox template is no longer Word 2003 XML, but Office Open XML. Office Open

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The Command Assistant

The Command Assistant (or Command Editor) empowers the template author by presenting a list of all the XpressDox commands, with functionality which provides wizards for completion of the command as well as supplying examples of

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Understanding XpressDox Artefacts

XpressDox Artefacts When a template runs, XpressDox creates a number of internal structures.  The most important of these is an XSLT Stylesheet.  The stylesheet contains the definition of how the data from an XML data

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Working with strings

XpressDox has numerous string handling functions.  The number of different applications is vast, and this article tries to provide a number of situations all in one place. Extract the last few characters of a string

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