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Text Computations

Num Title (click) Description
Tut. 01 Data Types A primer on the four types of information (data) in HotDocs: Text, Number, Date, and True/False.
Tut. 02 The Computation Variable An introduction to the four types of computation variables: text, number, date and true/false.
0005 Place a List in a Variable Creates a list from the items in a repeated variable, and places the list in a single text variable so that it can be inserted anywhere in your document.
0006 Bold, Italic, or Underlined Text A work-around that allows you to use simple text formatting (bold, italics, underline) in a computation variable. For word processor-based documents only.
0008 Using Number/Date Values in a Text Computation How to include a numeric/date value in a text computation.
0012 Returns in Text Strings How to place a Return (Line Feed, New Line, Carriage Return) in a text string or create multi-line output.
0013 Clear a Variable How to clear a variable's answer.
0014 Split Up a Name Parses a full name into its component names.
0020 Remove Spaces Remove spaces from a string or text variable.
0021 Selective Period (".") Determines whether or not a period needs to be placed at the end of a sentence.
0032 Using Quotation Marks in a String How to place quotation marks in a text string or variable.
0034 Full Name Combine various name elements into a full name.
0044 ANSWERED( Variable[x] ) How to test for an ANSWERED variable at a specific counter level.
0046 Convert a Text String to a Date Value Converts a string containing a date to a HotDocs date value.
0047 Convert Text to Pig-Latin Translates a string of text or a text variable into Pig-Latin.
0049 Possessive Form of a Word Places a possessive ending on a word, 's (Bill's) or ' (Bus').
0050 Plural Form of a Word Places the proper plural ending on a word, -s -es or -ives.
0053 Smart Salutation -- Married Couples Generates a multi-party salutation that will selectively format for either married couples (Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones) or for non-married parties (Dear Mr. Jones and Ms. Johnson).
0056 Reverse Text Inverts a string of text or a text variable (reverses it).
0057 Convert Number/Date Values to Text Values How to convert a numeric or date value into a text value.
0059 Tabs in Text Strings How to place a tab in a text string.
0068 Strip Punctuation Strips all punctuation from a string or text variable, returning only letters, numbers and spaces.
0069 Alternatives to IF ANSWERED Other ways to test whether a variable has an answer.
0070 Avoid ***Computation*** How to keep computations from returning ***Computation*** by providing a fall-back answer.
0075 State, Commonwealth, or D.C Places "The State of ...", "The Commonwealth of ...", etc. before a state name as appropriate.
0078 Complete Address Format a complete multi-line or single-line address.
0081 Last Word Extracts the last word from a text string or variable.
0089 "a" or "an" Automatically chooses "a" or "an" to place before a text variable, as appropriate.
0090 Determine Lettercase How to determine if a string is upper or lowercase.
0091 CONTAINS v. "=" The difference between CONTAINS and "=", and when to use CONTAINS. (Updated 7/4/2002).
0093 Variable Arguments Use and placement of variable arguments (padding, unanswered text, format example, merge text, and repeat level).
0094 Amicus Attorney Addresses How to import and use addresses from Amicus Attorney.
0095 Amicus Attorney File Parties How to import and use party information from an Amicus Attorney file.
0096 Single-line Address from a Multi-line Address How to reformat a multi-line address as a single-line address.
0111 Multiple Choice Variable as a Text Value How to use a multiple choice variable as a text value.
0130 Multi-line To Single-line Converts multi-line text to single-line text by replacing all returns with a comma and a space.
0135 State Abbreviation to State Name Converts a two-letter state abbreviation into the name of the state.
0136 State Name to State Abbreviation Converts a state name into the two-letter state abbreviation.
0138 Paragraph Punctuator Automatically determines end-of-paragraph punctuation for a series of conditional paragraphs.
0139 Signature Block: Parallel Columns How to create a repeated signature block with two parallel columns.
0140 Send Only Overflow Text to Addendum Demonstrates how to use as many lines as available in an Automator field, sending only the overflow text to the addendum.