Creating Snippets is Impossible

  • What happens: The New button at the bottom of the Snippets view is always disabled (highlighted in gray), even when text in your document is selected.

  • What this means: Contract Tools saves snippets in a Word template (DOTX) file in a folder from which Word loads building blocks (to learn how snippets in Contract Tools relate to building blocks in Word, see Snippets and Building Blocks). When Contract Tools starts for the first time, it attempts to create this file. Either Contract Tools couldn’t create this file, or the file was moved or deleted. It’s also possible that the file is saved in a folder from which Word does not load building blocks.

  • What you should do: Choose or create a Word template file for snippets in a folder from which Word loads building blocks.

To choose or create a Word template file for snippets:
  1. Choose Preferences from the pop‑up menu at the top of the Contract Tools pane to show the Preferences view.

  2. Click Snippets Template File, click Choose to choose a Word template file for snippets or New to create a new one, and then reopen Word.

The file must be saved in a folder from which Word loads building blocks. Generally, this folder is %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\[Locale Identifier]\[Word Version].

To learn more about snippets, see Working with Snippets.