Manual for Admin UI page

May 14, 2021|Nataliia Berdychevska


The Admin UI Page is a system that contains various functions to manage configuration of the SMASHDOCs system, documents, users and templates. With the help of functions on Admin UI Page you can perform such actions as:

enable/disable features that are available in a particular SMASHDOCs system;

apply particular default settings for SMASHDOCs system, such as language, conversation type, style etc.;

manage documents by uploading/deleting them from the system;

create and manage templates for different formats;

create and manage inline styles, special characters, section tags;

manage users by inviting, confirming, editing, deactivating or deleting them, as well as setting and resetting passwords for the users.

To open the Admin page you should add sign 'slash' and word "admin" in the link after the indicated domain of your SMASHDOCs system. So the finite link to the admin page looks like this: Such a modal window appears when you enter the link:

Modal window after inserting link of the Admin page highlighted

To move to the Admin page you need to insert required provisioning key in the line "Key". This key you should request and receive at our SMASHDOCs administration. After you insert the provisioning key, you will move to the Admin page, that looks like this:

The window with organisations highlighted

To pass to the list of features of the Admin page, where you will be able to find all available functionalities, click "DETAILS" (see Image 2).

On the left side of the page you can find a toolbar with all available settings that you can apply to your SMASHDOCs system through the Admin page.

Toolbar with available settings on Admin page highlighted

In the list of tabs in the leftwing menu there is a special button which users can click to move this list up and down.

Button to move the list of tabs up and down

Now we are going to get more detailed information, how to work with each feature in the Admin UI page.

2Quick Format Buttons

With the help of Quick Format Buttons functionality, you can fixate your most-used formatting styles in the toolbar in the SMASHDOCs editor and reach them in seconds.

In Quick Format Buttons settings in the Admin page you can add new style to find it then in the toolbar while working with a document in SMASHDOCs editor. For that pass to Quick Format Buttons settings and click the green button "Add style" or the blue button 'Upload' to upload a .json file with required Quick Format buttons.

Quick Format Buttons

If you choose to create a new Quick Format button through the clicking 'Add style', you should enter all required information about it.

Metadata of a new Quick Start menu

The information that you have to insert is a name of a new Quick Format button, samples - here you add templates where created Quick Format will be applied, PD group, icon and you should also tick 'Show everywhere' apply new Quick Format to indicated templates in the row 'Samples'.

The added Quick Format Button you can find in SMASHDOCs editor in the toolbar above the page.

Added Quick Start Menu

Furthermore, Quick Format Button can be shown everywhere in the editor, meaning both when writing a document from scratch, importing a Word file, or using the available sample by document creation. For this, the option "Show everywhere" should be activated for the desired Quick Format Button (see Image 6).

To have a thorough view of existing Quick Format buttons, download a .json file with a required list by clicking 'Download' (see Image 5).

3Section Tags

Section tags give an opportunity to mark sections for the selective highlighting of information. Thus, tagged sections create the guidelines for searching specific data in the document later on. Section tags can define the status of a section or a document, priority, category of a document.

In sections tags settings in the admin page it is possible to add a new section tag by clicking a corresponding button, delete section tags, upload a .json file with new section tags and download a .json file with already existing tags.

Section Tags settings

Section tags can be added manually or a JSON file containing needed section tag configuration can be uploaded on the section tags page.

If you would like to do it manually, click "Add tag". You need to fill in all required information about created tag:

tag key - must include words and low line, if needed, only;

section types - which section this tag will be applicable for (text, table, image);

display key - is set automatically after the tag key is inserted;

allowed paragraph decorators;

text and filling colors;

name in all supported languages.

Details of a new section tag

Also, you have to decide, whether a new section tag is unique. The newly created section tag will be shown in the editor during the choosing which section tag should be added.

Newly created section tag highlighted

After that you have to work on a field of a tag. You have to insert field key in all supported languages and choose a field type and decide whether it is required.

Field key of a section tag

Field types highlighted

Field will be displayed then in the editor on the right side of the document.

Section tag field highlighted

The last thing to set before the section tag is ready is options. In the system there can be section tags which include different states. The part 'Options' is responsible for creating and naming those states. For example, a section tag 'Priority' has been created. There are different states of priority - 1, 2, 3. Therefore, these states should be added to 'Options'.

Options highlighted

If we provide another example with a section tag 'Status', there are also different statuses and all of them are set in 'Options'.

Options for a section tag 'Status'

In the options you have to insert value (can consist of numbers, words and low lines only) and name in English and German or other supported languages. Also you can edit or delete an option. To create a new one, click 'Plus' at the end of the line 'Options' (see Image 14).

Once the section tags are created or uploaded on the specific system, they can be find in SMASHDOCs editor, when you add a section tag to any sections.

A new section tag highlighted

In text section you can see the name of section tag, filling color (blue, as in settings) and text color (white, as in settings).

4Special Characters

In Special Characters settings you can also create a new special character, edit and delete it.

Special Characters settings

You also have an opportunity to upload a file with section tags to the Admin page in .json format to add them to your system and download a .json file with already existing special characters in the Admin page to have a clear overlook of codes, names and key names in all supported languages within a single document.

If you need to create new special characters, press the button "Add new". You are able to create special characters menu, where you have to insert key and name of it in all supported languages. Special characters menu allows a user to create several characters related to one group (e.g. Arrows - means, that codes of all special characters that refer to 'arrows' in the Admin page will be displayed in a single special characters menu).

Create special characters menu

Scroll down and you will find an option to create a special character by adding code and a name. Press "+New" and you will create one more character in this group.

Codes and names of special characters

Button "+New" highlighted

After you click "Save" above the dialog window, the new special characters menu will be added to the list. In SMASHDOCs editor the new set of special characters from the created menu will be displayed under the sign "Special characters".

Newly added special characters highlighted

All arrow-signs, that are called downwards, upwards, global rise and global fall appear in the SMASHDOCs editor after adding their codes in the Admin page and are available to use.

You can also find groups of particular special characters by clicking "All special characters".

All special characters highlighted

Then you will see the list of groups of special characters. Choose one that you need to find.

Required group of special characters highlighted

Click on the group and it will be separated for you to find appropriate character more quickly.

Separated group of special characters highlighted

5Inline Styles

In the Admin page it is possible to add, edit and delete an inline style. Click the related icon in the left toolbar and you can create a new inline style that will be added then to your SMASHDOCs system and will be available to be applied in a document.

Inline Styles settings

After clicking the button "Add style", the dialog appears, where you should insert such metadata as style key in English and its name in all supported languages. Font: color, size, family, style - optionally; text shadow, background color - optionally.

Create a new inline style

Then click "Save" and a new inline style will be available for usage in your system. To check a new inline style in the system, open a document in your SMASHDOCs account and click on the list of inline styles above the page.

An added inline style highlighted

6Paragraph Decorators

After Export templates settings on the toolbar goes Paragraph decorators page.

Paragraph Decorators page

Such options are available on this page:

Add new - add new paragraph decorator

Reset - delete all decorators, inlines, Xref and QuickStart Menus

Select - select all or a few items to be able to proceed with further actions such as deletion or download of them all/those few.

Delete - delete button gets activated once at least one item has been selected.

Upload/download with decorators groups - including decorators group is now optional and you can turn it off any time.

To bulk edit - quick viewing of specified properties for a decorators group.

Bulk edit window

There you can get thorough information about each decorators group, including name, key, section type, list key, item order, numbered list pattern, numbered list format etc. However, you cannot edit styles there.

Apart from highlighted options in the paragraph decorators page, there are two more possible ones, with the help of which you can show hidden or default paragraph decorators (see Image 28). You can turn on/off these options. Moreover, you have also an opportunity to duplicate, edit, delete certain decorator and turn on/off the active status of each decorator.

Applicable options to paragraph decorators highlighted

6.1How to create a new style

To create a new style in the Admin page click "Add new" in the section "Paragraph decorators" (see Image 30). A new modal window with different tabs will be displayed, starting with "Decorators name".

(a)Decorator's name

In the 'Decorator's name' tab you have to insert such details as a key for a decorator, a proper section type, a group, the name of a decorator in all supported languages and decide whether the newly created decorator is active in the system. Key must be inserted in English only and can consist of words and low lines, no other symbols and spaces must be inserted in this line. Section types line describes which section this new decorator will be applied to - text, table or image.

Key, name of the style in English and option "active" highlighted

After filling out the data in the first tab, move to the next one - tab "Positioning".


Indentational level highlighted

Indentational level - level where your text starts at the grid in the document.

Activated fixed indentation highlighted

Fixed indentation - if active, the text is not moving after pressing TAB / Shift+TAB (TAB and Shift+TAB movings must not be set in this case).


Options for backspace at the beginning of a section with content highlighted

At the beginning of a section with content:

Merge (after pressing Backspace at the beginning of a section, it will be merged with a previous section)

Apply other PD (after pressing Backspace at the beginning of a section, other PD will be applied)

Remove PD (after pressing Backspace at the beginning of a section, current PD will be removed)

Nothing (after pressing Backspace at the beginning of a section, nothing will happen)


Options for the style of next section on Return highlighted

Style of next section

Nothing (after pressing Return at the end of a section, section with standard "Text 1" will be applied)

Global Fallback Style (after pressing Return at the end of a section, set Global Fallback Style will be applied)

Any other style available in the system (after pressing Return at the end of a section, style chosen from the list of available styles will be applied)

Options for PD for current section on return if empty highlighted

PD for current section on return if empty

Nothing (after pressing Return at the end of a section, the style of a new empty section will be "Text 1")

Global Fallback Style (after pressing Return at the end of a section, the style of a new empty section will be Global Fallback Style)

Any other style available in the system (after pressing Return at the end of a section, the style of a new empty section will be the chosen style from the list of available styles)

Options for PD for new section on return if empty highlighted

PD for a new section on return if empty

Nothing (after pressing Return at the end of a section, the style of a new empty section will be "Text 1")

Global Fallback Style (after pressing Return at the end of a section, the style of a new empty section will be Global Fallback Style)

Any other style available in the system (after pressing Return at the end of a section, the style of a new empty section will be the chosen style from the list of available styles)


Options for changes of current style on TAB highlighted

TAB - change current style to

Nothing (after pressing TAB at the beginning of a section, the current style will not be changed)

Any other style available in the system (after pressing TAB at the beginning of a section, the current style will be changed to the chosen style from the styles available in the system)

Options for changes of current style on SHIFT + TAB highlighted

SHIFT + TAB - change current style to

Nothing (after pressing SHIFT + TAB at the beginning of a section, the current style will not be changed)

Any other style available in the system (after pressing SHIFT + TAB at the beginning of a section, the current style will be changed to the chosen style from the styles available in the system)


If you do not want to create a style as a list, leave the field 'List' empty.

Tab "List" highlighted

If you need to set the list, tick this field and you will get such a window:

Setting the list in a new paragraph decorator

Details about type of the list you can see in the line 'Type of list' (Image 41) and decide whether you would like your list to be ordered or unordered.

(i)Unordered type

Firstly, we are going to find out how to set the unordered type of list.

If you set your list as unordered, that means, that the list will be displayed with special list items, instead of numbers. An appropriate list item you can also choose in settings.

The choice of list items highlighted

After that set the suffix distance - the distance between the list item and text within a list line, and tick 'Magic tabs', if you want to set a distinct indent between the numbering and text in adjacent sections.

(ii)Ordered type

Now we are going to find out how to set the ordered list.

Creating ordered list

For this type of list you have to insert list name.

Note, that for certain lists to be connected into a single group, the same list name must be inserted for each list of this group.

The same list name for each list of one group highlighted

The ordered list is always the list with numbers. For this type you can set the order level (see Image 45) and ordered list pattern (this function appears as soon as you switch on the advanced list pattern settings, see Image 51).

Order level shows the level where the decorator is situated in a subparagraph.

Ordered list pattern is responsible for the outlook of the numbering of subparagraphs.

In case order level is switched on, you have to fill in ordered list pattern obligatory. If you set the order level as '1', in ordered list pattern line you have to insert '0' and '1' with placeholders in a dot. Then in the editor you will receive the appropiate numbering of subheadings.

Order level '1' with filled ordered list pattern line highlighted

The next step is to choose appropriate numbering style.

The choice of numbering styles highlighted

Here you have to choose the outlook of numbering style, decide whether you need to continue numbering after interruption and allow restart numbering - start numbering from the beginning after interruption.

You can also decide, if you want to show numbering of a subparagraph from another level. This means that in case you set the order level '2', but you need it to be shown not with the numbering you set in the field 'Numbering style', you should insert the required level in the field 'Show numbering from level'.

Show numbering from level highlighted

In the editor the third paragraph will be numbered not with "(i)" as in the preview, but with the indicated level "(v)".

As soon as you start setting ordered list, the advanced list pattern settings are switched of. Then you see such settings as prefix and suffix.

Prefix is a symbol that is displayed before the numbering, suffix - after the numbering.

Prefix and suffix highlighted

Xref list pattern function indicates the levels of cross-references. For example, if you have three subparagraphs and you want to make a cross-reference to the third one, in the line 'Xrefs list pattern' you can set such an outlook of your cross-reference, where the numbering of previous subparagraphs will be displayed, too.

Xref list pattern highlighted

To set the described outlook of cross-references, you have to insert three levels with placeholders in a dot in the line 'Xrefs list pattern' (see Image 49). After that in the editor your cross-reference will look like this:

The outlook of xrefs in the editor highlighted

Here the cross-reference has been made to the third highlighted subparagraph, but the outlook of it is with two previous subparagraphs.

If you want to create prefixes and translate it to all supported languages, you need to activate advanced list pattern. Once you switch on advanced list pattern settings, the dialog window will transform like this:

Advanced list pattern settings switched on

Ordered list pattern settings appear, where you have to insert a placeholder that will indicate a prefix. However, before that it is necessary to add a numbering placeholder and translate it to required languages. To do that click a button 'Plus' in the line 'Numbering placeholders'.

Adding numbering placeholders highlighted

Then you will see fields where you have to insert a key (in English obligatory) and translate this key to other languages.

Translating a numbering placeholder

Click 'Create' and then you will be able to work with ordered list pattern settings. Into the 'Ordered list pattern' line you should insert the key that you have added before (see Image 53) and placeholder obligatory.

Inserting a placeholder of a prefix in the line 'Ordered list pattern' highlighted

Then decide whether you need to apply the function 'Soft return' in numbering. Also you can decide whether you want to convert the numbering into side number.

Side number settings highlighted

Once you tick 'Side number' you will see extra settings. There you will be able to choose font, alignment, font size, color, filling color, width, line height, radius and stylings of the side number. On the right side you will have a quick view of how your side numbers will look like in the editor.


Reference group - applying styles from the reference group to a text section, allows creating a cross-reference to such a section in the document

Tab "Referencing" and reference groups highlighted

none - current style will not be in any reference group, thus cannot be used as a cross-reference

one from the list of groups if there is any - your style will be assigned to the chosen group and may be chosen as a cross-reference

new one - create a new referencing group and your style will be assigned to it

Group key of a new reference group highlighted

Newly created reference group "For testing" highlighted


Font - choose amongst available font families.

Font and available font families highlighted

Through the 'Custom' any font can be set.

Alignment - align your text left / center / right / justify

Alignment options highlighted

Font size - we use pt (points) as a measurement e.g. 11 inches in Word = 11 pt. in SMASHDOCs

Font size, color, styling, read only option and a preview window highlighted

Font color - choose font color from the color pallet or insert a color code

Read only - the style will not be editable and have a "Read only" status if activated

Stylings - style your text bold / italic / underlined / stroke

Preview - in the preview window made changes are displayed immediately


Tab "Distances" highlighted

Merge sections - if active, sections will not be separated

Margin top - distance between the lines in different styles from the top in pt

Margin bottom - distance between the lines in different styles from the bottom in pt

1st-row indent - indent of a first row in a section in cm

Other rows indent - indent of others rows in a section in cm

Line spacing - the distance between the lines within one particular style

Word spacing - the distance between the words

Then we go to the tab "Frames".


Frame settings and preview highlighted

Top/bottom/left/right - adding a frame to one, some or all sides

Frame color - choose a color from the color pallet or insert a color code

Frame thickness - define frame thickness in pt

Type of frame - define if the frame is a fine line, a dotted line, etc.

Merge sections - sections with frames will not be separated


Filling color highlighted

Filling color - choose a background color from the color pallet or insert a color code

Merge sections - sections with defined filling color will not be separated


Tab "ToC" - define the indentation level of your style in table of contents = directory

ToC indentation highlighted

Finally, we move to the tab "Short Cuts".

(j)Short Cuts

You can define shortcuts both for Mac and Windows users. But please keep in mind that SMASHDOCs has some basic shortcuts - see them here Please choose a different shortcut for your custom style.

Set shortcuts for the style highlighted

After filling out the desired data and settings for your new style, PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO PRESS ON "CREATE" BUTTON.

And here are our newly created group and style "For testing" in the global list of styles.

Group and style "For testing" highlighted in the list of styles in Admin UI

7XRef Groups

Cross-reference groups, in other words XRef groups, give a user the opportunity to search a target of cross-reference quickly during the process of adding XRef. Such groups of search can be easily created in the Admin page.

To create a new XRef group you should open XRef Group settings by clicking a corresponding icon in the left toolbar and click the green button "Add new".

XRef Groups settings

After that fill in group key and name of the XRef group in all supported languages.

Xref groups creation

Click "Save" and the new group will be added to the list. Open your document in SMASHDOCs account and choose the function 'Add cross-reference'. Then you will receive a dialog, in which different groups of possible targets of cross-references will be displayed.

Groups of Xrefs in editor highlighted

Note: in order to have XRef-groups displayed, appropriate styles should be obligatory applied in the text of document.

You can also upload a .json file with XRef-groups by clicking a button 'Upload' (see Image 68) for these groups to be displayed in the list of the Admin page and be available to the usage in the editor, and download a .json file with the list of existing XRef-groups.

8Import Settings

Import Settings is a section of the Admin page in which you can decide how styles of an imported document will look like in SMASHDOCs editor. In SMASHDOCs during the import of Word-document there is a function to avoid manual mapping styles, which means that styles will be mapped by the system automatically. For the system to perform this mapping according to your needs, you have to set convertible styles in the Admin page.

For this, move to import settings by clicking an appropriate sign and you can find the details of Word-document importing.

Import Settings

In the first column there is information about styles in Word-document that will be imported to SMASHDOCs, in the second column you can see styles, to which the styles from Word-document will be transformed after importing to SMASHDOCs system.

When you press a blue circle "Plus", you can add a new document for import with particular styles and then select styles that you would like to apply for this document in SMASHDOCs editor.

Add new document for import and select styles

Also, if there is such a necessity, you can add the level of these styles. You can set levels on the right side of each style (see Image 72).

After that click "Save" and new styles for importing a document will be added. Styles in SMASHDOCs account will be applied to the text in document during the importing Word-document to SMASHDOCs. For that leave the field "Manual mapping" empty.

Import Word-document without manual mapping highlighted

Then the text will be opened with the same outlook as it has been created in MS Word.

Note Blue style after importing Word document to SMASHDOCs

Drafting Note style after importing Word document to SMASHDOCs

Bullet 2 after importing Word-document to SMASHDOCs

Text 2 after importing Word document to SMASHDOCs

You also have an opportunity to upload a .json file with import settings and download a .json file with the list of existing import settings by clicking corresponding buttons (see Image 71).

9Sample Documents settings

In these settings there is a list of initial documents and you can edit, delete and download the document from this list.

Sample Documents settings

To create an initial document, click "Add new", then you will see a dialog, where you have to upload a document in .sdox format by dragging and dropping or by selecting it from your device and insert the name of the document.

Creating new initial document

After you inserted all required details, click "Create" and your new initial document will be successfully added to the list. The created initial document will possess a proper template that you can use to create documents in SMASHDOCs editor. As soon as you log into your SMASHSDOCs account it will be the first document existing in the list of documents in your system.

10SDOX Templates

In SDOX templates settings you are able to create a new SDOX template, edit it, download the template in .sdox format to proceed with it in SMASHDOCs editor and delete needless templates. To pass to SDOX-templates settings you should click a corresponding icon in the left toolbar. To add a new template click a blue button 'Plus' above the page.

Icon for SDOX Templates settings is highlighted

After clicking a blue button "Plus" you will get a modal window where you have to upload SDOX files with required SDOX templates and insert details about a new template, which include name, description (optionally), paragraph decorator subset and default paragraph decorator. PD Subset and Default PD are the set of applicable styles to the text that is created in SMASHDOCs account. All styles that were added to a particular SDOX template will be available in the editor.

Editing Sdox template

Click "Save" and the template will be added to the existing list of SDOX templates. To proceed working with this template download it by clicking a correspondent sign.

Newly added sdox template and a downloading sign highlighted

After downloading the template go to your SMASHDOCs account and upload SDOX file with the template. As soon as you do this, you will be able to notice all default styles that were previously added to this SDOX template as Default PD and PD Subset in the Admin page.

The result of newly added sdox template - Heading - Directory (No ToC)

The result of newly added sdox template - Text 1

After you checked all default styles in your SDOX template you are able to insert text in a document you need to work with and all titles, subtitles, lists and text will have an outlook of default patterns of this particular template.

11SmartDocuments templates

If you need to work with contracts, SmartDocuments templates allow you to fill in the required information inside a document simultaneously by answering questions in the form of interview in SmartDocuments templates without having a need to find the gaps where such a piece of information is needed.

The important thing here, however, is that SmartDocuments Interview is a separate functionality, which is not included in a standard set of procedures of document creation. To add this functionality to your system, you should contact our SMASHDOCs administration and after we enable it on your SMASHDOCs system, you will be able to set it in the Admin page and work with it in your account after switching on this function in features settings in a section 'Projects'.

Switching on SmartDocuments function in Features settings

As soon as you have received SmartDocument Interview functionality, on the Admin page you will see a corresponding icon that indicates SmartDocument templates settings. Here you can create a new template, edit or delete it.


To create a template click a green button "Add new" and the modal window will appear, where you have to add proper information about the template - name and SD name, as well as to decide, whether you would like to add this in review mode.

Information about a new SmartDocuments template

Apart from that, you can upload a .json file with added SmartDocuments templates by clicking the button 'Upload' (see Image 86).

Uploading a file with SmartDocuments templates

After creation or uploading new templates will be added to the list. In the Admin page you may use the option "Search style or template" (see Image 86) to find a required template quickly. You can also download a .json file with the list of all exisiting SmartDocuments templates by clicking a button 'Download' (see Image 86).

In your SMASHDOCs account the set of created templates will be displayed after you click "Create document" in this way:

SmartDocuments Interview templates in editor highlighted

Then you choose the desired template and proceed with it.

12Export Templates

In the tab 'Export Templates' you can set different templates for exporting documents in such formats: InDesign, PDF, ePUB.

Export Templates tab highlighted

First of all, it's worth mentioning that in order to add templates to the system you can download needed templates from the AdminUI page of the other system in .json-format by clicking a button 'Download' and upload them to your system by clicking 'Upload' (see Image 90). After uploading .json file with templates, the list of these templates will appear on your AdminUI page. You can download all templates or several of them.

Selecting several templates

To create a new export template click 'Add new' and the dialog window appears, where you have to insert required information concerning the template you add.

Inserting details about a new export template

Here you should insert such credentials, as name of the template, its type (PDF, ePUB or InDesign), pipeline name of the template, host, login and password. Field for version of your SMASHDOCs system is optional. You have to insert this information only if the version of your system is old and it works only with outdated templates.

Creating new export template

After you have inserted everything, click 'Save' and the template will appear in the list of templates.

New export template highlighted

In the editor you will find all created export templates during the exporting a document in a corresponding format.

Created InDesign export templates displayed in the editor

Choose one and your exported document will have an outlook of a selected template.

You can also edit or delete previously added templates, switch off any of three available templates, in case you do not need them to be shown in the list of templates.

Switch on/off, edit and delete export templates

13Word Templates

By clicking the corresponding icon on the left toolbar you will open word templates settings, where you can create new word templates, in which you will be able to export your documents into MS Word format. Also, there you can edit already existing templates, duplicate, download and delete them.

Icon for Word Templates settings is highlighted

In each Word-template you must set styles which correspond to particular styles in the SMASHDOCs system. Apart from that, ten placeholders must be obligatory added to the .docx file with a template for SMASHDOCs system to accept all styles from the template. The required templates look like this:

Ten placeholders to be added into Word template

After you created the .docx file with a template, proceed with new Word template creation in the Admin page by clicking a blue button 'Plus' in the right corner above the page (see Image 97). You will receive a modal window, where you have to upload your file in .docx format with an appropriate template by dragging and dropping or selecting a file from your device. Then insert template name and optionally, description.

New Word template creation and template name is highlighted

Then click "Next" and you will receive a dialog, where you have to select paragraph decorators styles (an option that allows to choose styles for the document in this template - text, headings, numbered list, bullet list etc.).

The option "Select headers" is highlighted

After that click "Save" and a new template will be added to the list in the Admin page. To check whether the new template has been added to the SMASHDOCs system, go to your SMASHDOCs account on this system, open a document and choose the function "Export" in MS Word format. Then you will get a dialog where you can choose required template and there will be the newly created template.

The added template is highlighted

14ParsX Mapping

The ability to export documents as Pars XML file is a separate component, which is not included in the standard set of exporting procedures. To get this function you should contact our SMASHDOCs administration and after we enable it on your SMASHDOCs system, you will be able to upload ParsX mapping file in .xml format only to the Admin page.

ParsX Mapping settings

After you upload the file, go to features settings, find a section "Export" and switch on the fuction "Export XML Pagina". After that you will be able to export documents from SMASHDOCs as Pars XML files with determinate mapping.

The function "Export XML Pagina" in features settings is highlighted

You can also download uploaded files with set mapping in .xml format and delete mapping with the button 'Reset' (see Image 102). To add new mapping, you should upload an .xml file to the Admin page again.


All features are combined into thematically logical groups, so it is quite simple to turn on or off the needed functionality for the particular system. The feature-groups include:

Login page

Deselect basic options

Set limits



Editor components

Inline objects



Features combined into thematic groups

15.1Search feature by name

If you happen to know the feature or at least the function's purpose, for instance, export, you can search it by its name.

Search feature by name highlighted


With a set of bulk-options you can:

disable all features on the system

upload a JSON file with features to the current system, if you want to add new features

download the list of features as a JSON file from the current system to get entire information, which features are enabled and disabled.

Bulk-options for disabling, uploading and download of features set highlighted

In the next chapters there will be necessary information, how to manage documents and all other features on your SMASHDOCs system.

16CleanUp Routines

In the tab "CleanUp Routines" in the AdminUI page you can set all necessary cleanup routines for the system.

CleanUp Routines tab

There you are able to upload a .json-file with cleanup routines that should be activated in the system, download the list of available cleanup routines in .json-format, delete all routines, including default routines. It is possible to upload or download new routines one by one or all routines together in a single file. If there are already routines in the Admin page and you upload new routines under other keys, the old routines will be also saved. In case you want to upload new routines under the same keys, the old routines will be replaced by new ones. All set or uploaded cleanup routines in the AdminUI page will then function both in the editor and during the import.

Note: if you delete all routines in AdminUI page, no option "Cleanup routines" will be shown in the editor and there will be no permission for cleanup routines during inviting a new user.

There is also a toggle "Code edit mode". If you activate this, it will be possible to edit and upload cleanup routines in text-format.

Code edit mode activated

If you click the button "Reset", all routines will be deleted and reset to default four routines:

Remove all blank lines

Delete unnecessary spaces

Remove landscape

Remove portrait

17Default Settings

In the list of default settings there are such points, as default paragraph decorator, conversation type, scope and field, user language, style, empty line. As soon as you decide which default settings are going to be applied in your system, they will be automatically available in the system, when you start working with a document in your SMASHDOCs account. Apart from that, you can upload a .json file with necessary default settings for them to be automatically applied on the system.

The list of default settings

Default PD means a style of text in a document that is set as standard. So, if you choose the variant 'Text 1' in Default PD (as in the Image 109), when you start creating your document, the whole text will be inserted in this particular style automatically.

Default PD - Text 1 - in editor highlighted

Conversation type is a form in which a comment added in a Word-document will be displayed after importing it to SMASHDOCs. In SMASHDOCs the most suitable and frequently used type is comment. So when you choose this type, all your feedback left in Word will look like a comment in SMASHDOCs.

Adding a comment in a Word document

Outlook of the comment after importing Word document into SMASHDOCs

Conversation field is a place where the main message is transmitted. When you set a particular conversation field as a default one, all your messages will be imported in chosen field. The most widespread type of conversation field is main comment.

The message of the comment after importing Word document into SMASHDOCs

By setting default conversation scope you will decide who is allowed to see comments in the document. You can decide upon all invited users in the document or only you if you are administrator. After importing a Word document into SMASHDOCs in the editor you can find this note here:

Default conversation scope - visible for all

Default user language can be chosen among all supported languages in SMASHDOCs (see Image 126). This language is displayed during creating a new user (see Image 127).

Default style can be set for sections that do not possess any paragraph decorators. You can leave this field empty and there will be no default styles for sections without paragraph decorators, or you can select one on the right side, copy this editor style and insert into the line 'Default style'. You can also insert your own style in this line.

Choosing a default style highlighted

The list of styles to be chosen as a default style highlighted

Empty line setting shows background colors for empty sections without text, numbers or bullets. If you leave this field empty, such lines in your text will be white and not visible. If you insert there a code of any color, these lines acquire then indicated color.

Inserting a code of color highlighted

Empty line filled with the code of color White Smoke

18Identity settings

In the list of identity settings logos for various aspects of SMASHDOCs system are available, as well as a set of bulk-options, that are applicable to them. You can set logos for e-mails, first page of your system, branding logo and favicon by uploading a corresponding image to the Admin page.

Logos for SMASHDOCs system

You can also download and/or delete these icons.

Also, there are different points of page editing, such as text for login page, color schema, system colors.

Editing the look of login page

System colors are applied to the account in the SMASHDOCs system. Primary color shows standard actions during the working process with a document.

Primary blue color highlighted

On the picture it is clear that primary color #457AFB (see Image 120) is displayed in the function 'Share all'.

Success color appears, if action has been performed and you can proceed with the work in the document. Error color appears, if the action has gone wrong and it needs to be corrected. Such functions as 'Accept all' and 'Reject all' can be provided as an example of success and error colors.

Success and error colors highlighted

18.1Adding new language for the login page

If you want to display the text on your login page in several languages (the supported ones are English, German, Russian, French FR, French CA, Spanish, French BE, Dutch BE), you can follow the next steps.

1.First, go to the Admin section and click on the “Identity” tab:

"Identity" tab highlighted

2.Then scroll to the “Text for login page” and click on the “Edit”. Here you can insert your own version for every supported language.

"Edit" icon highlighted

3.Change the text in title and/or subtitle.

After you inserted text for login page title and clicked "Save", go to the login page and check the text. It should be displayed on the login default picture during registration. You can change the language on the registration page below and the language of the text will be changed too.

Edited text for login page title highlighted

4.To set the default language for the login page, go to the “Default Settings” tab and choose the desired option.

"Default Settings" and "Default user language" highlighted

As a result, you have your default language login page.

Default language highlighted

When a user switches the language to set up a new account, the login page text also changes.

Language change highlighted

19URLs settings

On the page with URLs settings you can add links to any points you need by uploading a .json file with URLs.

URLs settings

In the SMASHDOCs account these links will be available in the right corner above the page.

Available links in the SMASHDOCs account

Click any of highlighted points and you will be switched to the required web-page.

If there is a representative link that one should be able to go to right out of view mode of the opened document, you can simply add it to the branding logo at the top of a page in your AdminIU.

Adding URL to the logo

Branding logo with the supposed URL highlighted

Note: works only for partner mode.

You can clear, edit URLs, search them by names in the Admin page and download a .json file with the list of all URLs from the admin page.

20The list of created documents

In the page where the list of created documents is displayed there is such information about documents that exist in SMASHDOCs system as the name of a document, creator, last update of a document and in case it was deleted, details of this deletion (date and who this document was deleted by).

The list of created documents

If you need to find out information of a particular document, fill in the name of this document or creator in the line 'Search by document name or creator', and then you will be able to see the time when the document was updated the last time, or in case it has been already deleted, the date of final deletion and who it was deleted by.

If you would like to delete this document directly from the Admin page, find the column 'Other', click the three-dots sign and you will find the option 'Delete completely'. After you press it, the information in columns 'Final deletion on' and 'Deleted by' appears automatically.

21Users settings

As you move to users settings, you will firstly find options for setting user limitations.

Users settings

With this option it is possible to set limits on the number of users in the system. This means that no more than the indicated number of users have permission to be registered in your system. If the option 'Internal/external users limits' is switched off, you can set all users limit (see Image 134). In case you need to set different limits for internal and external users, switch on this option and two separate fields for internal and external users limits will appear, where you have to indicate the exact number of users in your system.

Internal/external users limits highlighted

In case you need to set limitation on number of users per document or on the amount of documents per system, open the tab 'Features' and find there part 'Set limits'.

Setting limits on users per document and documents per system

Here you can indicate the limited number of documents that can be created in your system and also the number of users that can be invited to a document.

In the list of users that is shown in the tab 'Users' you will find first and last name of each user, their emails, companies, statuses that each user may have, registration date, whether a user is external, internal or system admin and other options that can be applied to users in the system.

Users with the status "Invited" can be manually confirmed on our internal user management page.

Button to confirm a user manually highlighted

This is extremely helpful in case when the invited user can not find his confirmation email. Once the user is manually confirmed, the temporary password should be set.

You can also re-send the invitation to the user, edit and delete user.

There are special groups for following users with different statuses.

Groups for different user statuses

Click any group you would like to check and you will see the list of users with required status only. You can also search users or company through the search field (see Image 138).

SMASHDOCs automatically generates random sign combinations that can also be switched until a suitable or easier combination has been found.

Generation of temporary password highlighted

Once the user successfully logs in to the system with the generated password, he can immediately change it to the desired one.

For already confirmed users a new password can also be set. This option helps out if the user tried to log in with the wrong password too many times and failed to reset the password as specified in the instructions afterward. If the login was unsuccessful too many times in the row, the system does not let such a user through, until the password is set manually for him, and he logs in to the system with its help.

Button to set users password manually highlighted

You can reset password, deactivate or delete user as well.

Once the eSign-function is activated in your system, only internal users have access to eSign process and can be authorized to it automatically. Internal users are identified by Internal User Domains.

Internal User Domains highlighted

If the field 'Internal User Domains' is empty, this means that all users are external. To become an internal user, the address of your domain must be added to the field 'Internal User Domain'. To do this, insert the required address in the line.

Also, you can set all users in the system as internal by inserting a symbol '*' into Internal User Domains line.

The symbol * to set all users internal highlighted

Also, there is an opportunity for several users to work and make changes simultaneously in such tabs as Special Characters, Quick Format Buttons, Inline-Styles or the Paragraph Decorators. Be sure that all data are saved in this case.

21.1Admin Console management for system admins

The user management page enables the system admin to display, update and insert users in an organization. Button "User management" can be found in the menu under the avatar.

User management button displayed in the menu under users avatar

Once you land on the user management, in the Admin page two tabs will be available - users settings and the list of created documents.

The outlook of Admin page for system admins

In the tab "Users" except for setting limitations and dividing users to external and internal, you are able to apply all functions to the users, that are described in the paragraph "User management settings" (see 21).

In the tab "Documents" all functions are available for system administrators, that are described in the paragraph "The list of created documents" (see 20).