Autom dynamic documents vs standard templates

What is the difference between the standard and dynamic templates? Does it make sense to use Autom? Read this tutorial and learn more!

How does Autom work?

See how you can improve your work with text files.

1. Open a random MS Word file.

2. Fill it with data.

3. Add variables.

a) move the cursor over the part that you want to add variables to.

b) right-click the selected area.

c) select “Autom – New variable”, as marked in the screengrab below.

d) define the new variable, in the blue form shown on the right.

Fields and their meaning

  • name – the name by which you can find the certain variable in the library
  • value – exact content of the variable (e.g. address, date, sum of money, etc.)
  • variable type – value or dropdown list (single value or a dropdown list of values).

e) click “OK” or “Apply”.

4. Saving a variable:

  • in the document
  • in the cloud (more on that in future parts of the tutorial)
  • in the library

Inserting variables into a new file

1. Open a new file.

2. Click the “Autom tab”.

3. Enter the design mode.

4. Hit the Autom task pane button.

5. Enter the library.

6. Select the file that you want to add (for this tutorial, we chose the Warszawa file).

7. Click the arrow marked in the screengrab below. The sub-document gets published in the file.

The big deal about Autom

Remember the good old way you created new text files? Well, Autom is supposed to save lots of your time and effort in this respect. Just see how much work you’d have to do, having to fill out the documents the regular way.

1. Open a new file.

2. Fill it out with content.

3. Keep on doing it…

Why get Autom?

Imagine that you have to create new documents over and over again. Using the good old way of creating new files may take lots of time. Copying data manually, error checking…Just think how much time you’d be wasting on these.

This is why we created Autom. The first software that lets you create new documents in seconds!