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Explore the New HotDocs Academy

Master the essentials of HotDocs template authoring
and realize the power of document automation.



Welcome to HotDocs Academy. Whether you’re brand new to HotDocs or a seasoned template author, the HotDocs Academy can provide you with the skills you need to get the most out of HotDocs.

If you are new to HotDocs, HotDocs Academy is the perfect place to learn the essentials of template authoring at your own pace. If you are already an experienced template author, then HotDocs Academy is ideal for discovering best practices and refreshing your skills on many different topics.

Learn from the best

The HotDocs Academy videos demonstrate best practices for creating and managing your HotDocs templates using HotDocs Developer. You can choose from more than 115 instructional videos that cover everything from how to get started, to advanced template authoring and management.

These videos were created by our own consultants who have a collective 40 years’ experience in template authoring. The HotDocs’ consulting team has worked with clients of all sizes in a variety of industries including legal, financial services, insurance, corporate and federal and state governments.

The information contained in these videos will help you gain a solid understanding of the essentials of template authoring. As a result, you will be able to deploy HotDocs at any level to ensure compliance, mitigate risk and increase operational efficiencies. 


Topics include:

  • Starting HotDocs
  • HotDocs Basics
  • Template Development
  • Options & Settings
  • Library
  • Template Manager
  • Component Naming Conventions
  • Component Manager
  • Dialogs
  • Variables
  • Computations
  • Repeats
  • Expressions
  • Assembling Text and PDF Documents
  • Document Packages
  • Command Line Options


Access to HotDocs Academy is now included with all Maintenance & Support plans

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To learn more about M&S or to sign up, please give us a call at 800-500-3627 or submit this form and we can help you get started.

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