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Example legal agreement
Except to the extent expressly provided otherwise, in
- "Agreement" meansthis agreementincluding anySchedules, and any amendments tothis Agreementfrom time to time;
- "Defined" means whatever you want it to mean; and
- "Schedule" means anyscheduleattached tothe main body of this Agreement.
Docular has two editing modes: standard mode and power mode.
About power mode
When using power mode, you'll have access to extra tools to help with editing. We suggest that you only turn on power mode once you're familiar with the standard tools: see below for more information about the power mode tools.
Ways of including provisions
Example mandatory inclusion
Some of the text in our documents cannot be removed or edited (in standard editing mode).
Example optional inclusion
This provision is optional: it may be removed from the document by clicking on the blue toggle. Click on the toggle again to reinstate the provision.
Example alternative inclusion
This provision is one of two alternatives. Click here if you want to select this provision.
Example alternative inclusion
This is the other alternative. Click here to select this alternative.
Examples of text editing
Example edit types: introduction
Docular lets you edit your documents in an efficient and flexible, yet controlled, manner.
Pink highlighting of sections of italic text in a document are used to prompt for information. For example, you might be prompted to provide a
address. After you have edited the text, it will turn green.
Example editable text
Editable text (
such as this text) works in a similar way to a text prompt, but the highlighting is yellow before editing.
Example optional text
Docular also allows you to remove optional text
(such as this)from within a provision, whilst retaining the surrounding text.
Examples of lists
Example single level list
Documents may include lists, and where lists items are optional the lists will be automatically renumbered and punctuated as list items are removed and added. For instance, three of the items in this list are optional, and additional list items can be added by the user:
- first item;
- second item;
- third item;
- fourth item; and
- fifth item.
Example nested list
Lists can also be nested within other lists, as this example shows:
- first item;
- second item:
- first nested item;
- second nested item; and
- third nested item; and
- third item.
Example references: introduction
Docular automates numbering and cross-references within a document, so you don't have to think about how your editing may affect numbering or cross-references.
Each provision "knows" where it is in a document. For example:
this Section 6.2. Remove the preceding provision to see this in action.
Example cross-reference target
This provision is referenced in the following provision. If this provision is renumbered, the cross-reference below will update. If this provision is deleted, the cross-reference will fail.
This cross-reference points to the preceding provision:
Example all documentation list
In addition to basic cross-references, documents may also include automated lists of all the parts of a document. This is a list of all the parts of this document:
the main body of this Agreement and the Schedules. As parts are added and removed, the lists will update automatically. Try removing the schedules below to see this in action.
Examples of repeaters
Example editable repeater
In some cases, where text within a document can be edited, those edits will be reflected elsewhere in the same provision. For example, if you
edit this, then automatically you will also
edit this Agreement text.
Power mode tools
List of power mode tools
Turn on power mode now using the toggle in the sidebar. In addition to the standard tools, you'll have access to the following functions in power mode:
- custom sections, subsections and definitions;
- all sections and subsections are moveable and removable;
- free edit mode on all subsections and definitions; and
- optionally surviving provisions.
Example custom sections and subsections
When in power mode, you can add custom sections and subsections using the plus symbol in the tool bar. The new section or subsection will appear last within its containing part or section.
Example moveable sections and subsections
In addition, power mode allows you to move sections and subsections up and down within the document. As you move them through the document, numbering and cross-references will be automatically updated.
Example fully editable text
If the editing options within a provision are not sufficiently flexible, you can change the provision into a fully editable state by clicking the cog button at the top-right corner of the provision, and selecting "Free edit". You can revert to guided editing by clicking "Assisted edit". Similarly, definitions can be set to free edit mode.
Example survivor list
In addition, some contractual documents will include an automated list of the provisions which are intended to survive termination. Here is the list for this document:
Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6.4, 6.5, 7 and 8. All of the provisions in the main body of this document are listed, but the preceding provisions of
this Section 8have been designated as optionally surviving. You can remove them from the surviving provisions list by clicking on the zombie icon.
Schedule 1 (Example schedule)
Example defined terms
Example using This Defined Term
This is a defined term:
Defined. This is the only place in the document it is used. If you remove this provision (using the top-right toggle) and click "Save", the corresponding definition in the first section of the document will automatically be removed. Reinstate this provision and save again in order to reinstate the definition.