Styling overview

Discusses the styling philosophy of ClauseBase.

Bold, italic and underline

It is not encouraged to force bold, italic or underline formatting, because this hampers reusability. But when necessary, you can include special codes in ClauseBase that achieve just that.

Deviating table styling

How to insert custom-styling for tables

Custom styling

Documents, binders and clauses can have custom styling, i.e. styling deviating from the default styling settings.

Styling pane

A document can have custom styling that deviates from the default styling settings, which is configured in the styling pane.

Base styling

Overview of the base settings — alignment, spacing, font, borders, background ... — of each paragraph in the document.

Headings, body paragraphs and numbering

Discusses the general structure of a clause in ClauseBase, and compares it to how you draft clauses in Microsoft Word.

Definitions styling

Discusses the styling options that apply to defined terms, definitions and definition lists.

Enumerations styling

Overview of the styling for item lists ("enumerations"), either when those items are on separate lines, or when they are stacked together in a single paragraph.

Locale styling

An overview of the different type of locale style settings.

References styling Wording for cross-references word to use for a 'clause' — Allows you to choose which word ClauseBase uses to refer to other clauses in cross-references.referring to another document in a binder — Allows you to configure how ClauseBase refers to...

Page styling

Overview of the layout-settings relating to a page: page size, orientation, title font and paragraph settings, headers & footers, and PDF files to merge with.

Styling of a Binder versus subdocuments

Describes how the styling settings are applied to a Binder and its subdocuments.

Styling: tips and tricks

Custom styling: where to implement? When drafting a clause, one of the main points of attention is making sure a clause can be re-used in different contexts. Styling is an important part of this. Your colleagues may not want a certain paragraph to show in italics or it may not be suitable in cer...

Advanced styling topics

Left-indentation within tables Within a table cell, ClauseBase will calculate the left-indentation of paragraphs in such way that the upper paragraph gets flushed to the left, to avoid that table cells contain unnecessary spacing at the left side. For example, with the default styling, headin...

Copying headers and footers from an MS Word file

ClauseBase allows you to create headers and footers with variable content. However, sometimes this is not enough — e.g., because you want to insert tables or graphics into a header or footer. In such situations it can be useful to copy headers and footers from an existing MS Word (.DOCX) file. ...