Creating Templates

By creating eSigning templates, you can save your existing placement of signature placeholders and other fillable fields on a document and reuse them in the future.

That way, you can save yourself time and work by using an existing template when signing a particular document repeatedly instead of starting from scratch, or even when signing a different document but want to set the same definitions and responsibilities for signatories.

To create a template, go to the Templates section in the menu and select New Template. You can also right click on any existing template to Duplicate it.

To create a new Template from scratch, start with either uploading a new document from your desktop or selecting an existing document stored in Circularo. 

Alternatively, you can also browse your documents stored externally in GDrive, Dropbox, or OneDrive and upload them as a Template directly to Circularo.

In the next step, you need to decide whether you want to just save the new Template as-is or if you would like to define the eSigning process including the signature fields and other placeholders.  

A template can be updated at any time after you have created and saved it, including the definition of the signatories and other workflow participants, signatures, and other placeholders. To learn how, see Managing Templates.

Creating PDF eSigning templates

By clicking on the Continue button, the document will be converted to PDF and you will be able to start defining the signatories and signing fields as you would during the standard eSigning process

  1. Select signatories and other workflow participants.
  2. Set the signing order, add rights (Can View/Needs to Sign) and names/titles to all the recipients, and add specific users if you know that they will be signing the document repeatedly by adding their email addresses.
  3. Place the signing/fillable fields for signatories on the template document and set their properties and restrictions.
    Once the template is ready, it can be either saved or saved and immediately used.
  4. After saving the template, Circularo will redirect you to the Template preview, where you can perform any important action (Edit, Rename, Delete, etc.)

Creating MS Word templates

Availability: Business and Enterprise

Upon uploading or selecting an existing MS Word document stored in Circularo, you can rename it and save it as a template.

You will be notified that a new template has been created and you will be able to set its category to keep yourself organized. 

Optionally, you can choose existing or create a new template category.

Creating MS Word dynamic eSigning templates

Circularo supports MS Word dynamic eSigning templates using simple JSON notation embedded in standard MS Word shapes tools. The advantage of this approach is that there are many options for how your Circularo signature and other fields can look like and behave, as you can change the style, size, colour, shape, alignment and many other standard shape object properties in MS Word.

Detailed information on how this template setting works can be found on the Dynamic MS Word eSigning template page.

Creating a template during the eSigning process

During the eSigning process, you have the option to turn your newly prepared document into a template for repeated use with the Save as template button.