From HotDocs Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

What is HotDocs?

HotDocs is an award-winning software application that significantly reduces the time spent generating customized documents, such as contracts, sales proposals, government and court forms, legal documents, loan applications, and medical forms.

Using HotDocs, you can transform any PDF document or word processor file into an interactive template by marking changeable text with HotDocs variables. Then, the next time you want to generate a completed form or text document, just assemble the interactive template you've created. As you do this, you will be prompted for the information needed in the document and that information will be merged into the document.

When using HotDocs, you can perfect a template, minimizing the "human error" factor that repetitive typing introduces. Additionally, you can automate your templates so that verb tenses, gender references, dates, numbers, calculations, and more are updated automatically as users enter information. Custom interview questions and help resources guide you or your users through the interview.

Virtually any document in your workflow can be converted to a HotDocs template, including lengthy and complex documents. HotDocs templates then become your gold standard—experienced colleagues can share their knowledge, and new colleagues come up to speed faster. Using HotDocs, you can compile an invaluable repository of special language, unique clauses or terms, correspondence, and more.

File Types Supported by HotDocs

File Name Extension Description
.ANS HotDocs Answer File
.ANX HotDocs XML Answer File
.DOC Microsoft Word Document
.RTF RTF Document
.WPD WordPerfect Document
.HFD HotDocs Form Document
.HPD* HotDocs PDF Document
.PDF* Portable Document Format
*for HotDocs 2009 and earlier, applies only to installations
where HotDocs PDF Advantage is included. HotDocs 10 and later
always includes PDF support.