How to prepare a document for automation

35 min.
Learn how to transform a static document into an automation-ready template. This tutorial will introduce you to the concept of variables and conditional logic.


This tutorial is for total beginners (people who have never used Afterpattern nor have ever built a document automation before). Everything you'll learn in this tutorial will eventually become an automatic part of your development process. What you learn is a new way of looking at your documents. You will learn how to:

  • Identify variables
  • Categorize variables according to how they are defined
  • Write conditional logic that determines when certain variables should be inserted onto your template

Tutorial outline

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