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Instructions Overview

An instruction is a HotDocs script command that instructs HotDocs to perform a task, such as asking a dialog at a specific place in an interview or adding a specific piece of text to the final assembled document if a certain condition is met.


Using instructions in your templates enables you control a wider range of features and automate much more complex documents. There are many instructions you can include in a HotDocs script, whether in a computation or dialog script. However, there are only four kinds of instructions you can include in a HotDocs field within a template.

Common Tasks

Among others, an instruction enables you to perform the following common tasks:


Common Reference Topics

Among others, the following reference topics may relate to this conceptual area: