Formatting your contract

Make your document stand out with custom formatting incl. text & headings options, numbering & list sequences, page breaks, tables and more.

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Written by Jimmy Mooring
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Introduction πŸ‘‹

With Juro's formatting bar, it's easy to create a striking-looking document that reflects your company's branding and style.

The formatting bar 🎨

Juro's formatting bar gives you complete control over your documents. From here, you can:

  • format text and headings

  • choose font type, size, colour and style

  • add text highlighting

  • select your line spacing, indents and alignments

  • set up lists & number sequences

  • add comments

  • undo/redo changes

  • apply conditional logic ('Rules')

  • reset existing formatting

Formatting text πŸ”€ & headings πŸ’‡

From Juro's formatting bar, you can set:

πŸ”‘ Text formats

There are 6 of these to choose from:
​normal text, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, and Heading 5.

πŸ’… Text size & style

Plain, bold, italicised, underlined, strikethrough, superscript and subscript.

This can also be applied to your headings.

🌈 Text colour and highlight

Apply colour and highlighting to your text to make it stand out.

πŸ‘Ύ Line spacing

As well as having defined spacing options, you can set custom spacing.

πŸ‘― Text Alignment

As well as left, right, centred and justified alignment, you can set right to left text direction by clicking the icon in the formatting bar

Setting text font, type, size and style πŸ”‘ πŸ’…

To change your text type, size or style:

Highlight the text on the editor and select the relevant action from the formatting bar

The strikethrough, subscript and superscript fonts are available by clicking the 3 dots in the above screenshot.

Adding text colour and highlighting 🌈

To change your text colour or add highlighting:

1. Highlight your text and select the relevant option from the formatting bar.

2. Choose your colour from the palette that appears.

3. OPTIONAL: To add a colour to the palette, select the relevant formatting option, click + Add a colour and enter either the Hex code or RGB colour numbers.

Setting spacing & alignment πŸ‘Ύ

To set spacing and alignment for your document text:

1. Select the relevant option from the formatting bar.

2. For spacing, you can highlight your text and select from one of the pre-defined spacing options or input your own by clicking the Custom field.

3. To align your text, you can select from the right-aligned, centrer-aligned, left-aligned and justified options

Numbering & list sequences 1️⃣ 2️⃣ πŸ” 

You can start a bulleted or numbered list (both indented and non-indented) by clicking the relevant icon from the formatting bar. There are several formatting types to choose from when creating a numbered list.

You can also convert text into a list at any time by:

1. Highlighting the text and selecting either the Bulleted List or Numbered List option.

2. You can also:

  • start a new line in your list by pressing Enter

  • create a subclause or sub-bullet by pressing TAB

  • reverse the number sequence by pressing SHIFT + TAB together.

3. To change the format of your numbering sequence, click on any of the numbers/bullets in the sequence and select the new format.

4. If your list is separated by something like an image or a table, you can activate our continuous numbering function by typing 1., clicking on it and selecting Continue or Restart Numbering.

5. To remove the formatting from text, you can highlight it and select the Clear formatting icon from the formatting bar.

Indenting paragraphs ➑️

You can also indent text outside of numbered lists from the formatting bar.

Cross-referencing πŸ–‡οΈ

With Juro's cross-reference function, references to a particular clause will automatically update if that clause's position in a list changes.

To get started:

1. Create a list on your contract.

2. Click the crossreference icon in the formatting bar and select the relevant clause from the dropdown menu or search for it in the search bar.

3. Incomplete crossreferences, which occur if the linked clause is deleted outright, will be underlined in gold for ease of reference.

Tables πŸ“

Tables can be used in Juro to:

  • display information, such as pricing, or;

  • add branding to your document

Presenting information using a table πŸ—ΊοΈ

For storing information, tables are very straightforward.

To add a table:

  1. Click on the contract editor where you'd like your table to be

  2. Click the table icon in the formatting bar or the one that appears on the editor itself

  3. A table with 2x rows and 3x columns will appear: you can add columns or rows to the table by clicking the + symbol for the relevant row/column.

    To remove a column, click the bin icon for the relevant row/column. See the above image for further guidance.

Adding images using a table πŸ’„

To add images to your contract, you can place an image inside a table with transparent borders.

Once you have placed the image within the table by dragging and dropping it from your desktop, you can make the borders of your table transparent. To do this:

  1. Select your table

  2. Click on the Toggle Borders icon (this will appear when you hover your mouse pointer over the table itself

Merging cells and setting background colour πŸ—œοΈ

You can merge and split cells in Juro by highlighting the relevant columns and clicking the Merge cells icon. From the same menu, you can select a background colour for the selected cells.

Tables with merged cells will retain their formatting when the document they're in is uploaded into Juro.

Adding page breaks πŸ“ƒ

You can manually add page breaks on the editor to give you better visibility of your document's final layout.

Page breaks will also appear automatically on your document to give you an idea of where these will fall when the document is downloaded as a PDF file.

To add a page break:

1. Click on the section of the editor where you'd like to place the page break.

2. Click the Add page break icon in the formatting bar or where it appears on the editor itself.

Exported PDF documents will retain page breaks to give you more formatting options and better control over the structure of the presentation of your contract.

πŸ’‘ NOTE: Because of slight differences in width between most browsers and the PDF format, some page breaks may appear as if they are falling in the middle of a sentence on the editor. Rest assured, this is not how it will appear to the counterparty or in the final export.

If you close all Juro side tabs and maximise the browser window, the page breaks should display as normal. Smaller screens may also require you to zoom out to achieve this.

Adding comments using the formatting bar πŸ’¬

To add a comment from the formatting bar:

1. Click the Add comment icon.

2. Type your comment into the field, select INTERNAL or EXTERNAL depending on who you would like the comment to be visible to* and press Comment or Enter to save.

* INTERNAL comments are visible to members of your workspace only. EXTERNAL comments are visible to any users that access the contract using an external link such as the signing or reviewers links.

Adding rules using the formatting bar πŸ“

You can add the conditional logic that you've already set up directly from the formatting bar. To do this:

1. Highlight the portion of text you'd like to apply the rule to and select the Add rule icon from the formatting bar.

This will open the RULES sidebar. Select + Add new rule to set this up. Read more about setting up Rules here.

If you've already set up your rules, select the relevant rule from the list of options.

Changing Fonts πŸ’…

🚧 under construction 🚧

Keyboard Shortcuts ⌨️

You can undo and redo changes straight from the formatting bar. But here are a few additional keyboard shortcuts to help you save time when formatting your document:

To undo typing on the Juro editor:

β†ͺ️ Select CTRL + Z (Windows) or CMD + Z (Mac) immediately after typing

To copy text on the Juro editor:

β†ͺ️ Highlight the text you need and select CTRL + C (Windows) or CMD + C (Mac)

To paste text on the Juro editor:

β†ͺ️ Click where you'd like to paste the text on the editor and select CTRL + V (Windows) or CMD + V (Mac)

To embolden text on the Juro editor:

β†ͺ️ Highlight the text you need and select CTRL + B (Windows) or CMD + B (Mac)

To italicise text on the Juro editor:

β†ͺ️ Highlight the text you need and select CTRL + I (Windows) or CMD + I (Mac)

To underline text on the Juro editor:

β†ͺ️ Highlight the text you need and select CTRL + U (Windows) or CMD + U (Mac)

πŸ’β€β™€οΈ As always, our Support Team is happy to help you with anything further if needed. Start a chat with us right here by clicking the Intercom button in the bottom-right-hand corner of this page.

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