dialog boxes using the keyboard. Additionally, HotDocs is now more compatible with
HotDocs Automator and Filler
End-user option of splitting an overflowing answer between the form and the
addendum: Form users can now decide whether multi-line answers should be split
between an answer field and the addendum.
New and Enhanced Features of HotDocs 2006
Allow users to edit assembled document text while viewing the Document Preview
tab: Sometimes users may need to edit the text of a document once it has been
assembled. As the developer, you can control editing by marking sections of a template
using a SPAN instruction. This allows users to edit that section of text at the Document
Preview tab of the assembly window. Changes made during assembly can be saved to
the answer file so that users can reassemble the same document later and have their
Improved implementation for adding additional items to a dialog: HotDocs now
provides a new Dialog Element component that lets you more easily add additional text,
hyperlinks, buttons, graphics, lines, and spacing to dialogs. This implementation includes
greater control over how these items appear, including control over whether they appear
in desktop interviews, HotDocs Server interviews, or both. (In previous versions of
HotDocs, many of these elements were added to a dialog using the @ command. This
new feature replaces the need to use this command.)
Remove hidden data from assembled Microsoft Word templates and documents:
Often, when working in Microsoft Word templates and documents, hidden data is saved to
the file that may compromise the security of the document or increase the document's file
size. You can choose which of these properties should be removed from a template.
Additionally, you can have this data removed from a document after it is assembled.
Use HotDocs dot codes: HotDocs 2006 includes a new feature called dot codes, which
allow you to 1) format text results derived from computation scripts, 2) insert special
characters in plain text and template text, 3) format variable prompts and additional text,
and 4) punctuate non-repeated lists of answers.
View an outline of scripting in a Word template: Using the HotDocs Outliner, you can
generate an outline of scripting in the template. This outline can include just a list of
instructions used in the template, or it can include variables as well. This gives you a more
condensed view of instructions used in the template.
New schemes added for coloring fields in a template: Two new color schemes were
added to help you better identify instructions in a template. They are Nested and
Sequential. Nested marks each level of IF and REPEAT instructions using a custom
color. (For example, all first-level IF instructions will use a specific color, while all second-
level instructions will use a different color, and so on.) Sequential marks each IF and
REPEAT instruction field using a custom color. (For example, the first instruction in a
template will be marked using one color, while the next instruction will be marked using a
different color, and so on.)