Getting Started

The XpressDox Ecosystem

What to install, and when: When first implementing XpressDox, it may be confusing to know what to install first and what is needed to move your installation along. High level we have:   XpressDox Desktop

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Most Often Used Commands

Learning XpressDox is a bit like learning a new language. It takes a little practice (and patience) to become fluent. Although there are many commands at your fingertips, this article addresses some of the most common ones. Start here and you will be well on your well to authoring great templates!

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Keyboard shortcuts to XpressDox functions

Learn how to assign keyboard shortcuts to your most frequently used XpressDox buttons using Microsoft’s customizable Quick Access Toolbar. This Quick Access Toolbar is always visible regardless of which ribbon is currently displayed, making it easier to access your favorite buttons.

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Decide on data element naming conventions

Putting some thought into how you name your data elements has a huge pay off later on. The re-use of data is a big advantage in document automation but this can only be done if the data element names are the same. Consistency is key.

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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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Moving around in XpressDox: The Explorer

“If I were going to Limerick, I wouldn’t be starting here”, an Irishman told a tourist. Yet it can be like that with the Microsoft file and folder explorers, which often enough open far away from where you want to be. The XpressDox Explorer solves this problem for you.

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