This documentation shows how X-Author for Contracts (previously known as X-Author for Contracts 2.0) works with Conga CLM and Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce), and how you can manage your organization's and your customers' contracts. 

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What's Covered

This guide shows an entire contract lifecycle inside Microsoft Word while complying with approval workflows and using the latest terms and clauses from your clause library. It covers step-by-step instructions and use cases for the features provided by X-Author for Contracts.

Primary AudienceIndividuals working on any aspect of contracts: contract managers, contract creators, contract negotiators, and contract reviewers.
IT Environment

Refer to the latest XAC release notes for system requirements and supported platforms.


For a comprehensive list of updates to this guide for each release, see the What's New in X-Author for Contracts topic.

Other Resources

Refer to the Conga CLM documentation for detailed instructions for installing and setting up Conga CLM in your organization.

Prior to Winter '20 release, X-Author for Contracts was supported for Conga CLM. Using X-Author for Contracts, the Conga CLM users can manage the entire contract and template process. From Winter '20 release, X-Author for Contracts introduces support for Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce).  Using X-Author for Contracts, the Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce) users can manage the entire contract template process. 

This guide describes: 

  • Working with X-Author for Contracts for Conga CLM
    • Creating a template
    • Searching and opening a template
    • Cloning a template
    • Checking in a template
    • Using Clause Library for templates and agreements
    • Using clauses
    • Using fields
    • Using template versioning 
    • Creating offline agreements
    • Importing offline agreements
    • Marking clauses and fields
    • Using template expression builder
    • Updating fields from Conga CLM
    • Comparing and merging agreement documents
    • Sending an agreement document for parallel review
    • Using Intelligent Discovery
  • Working with X-Author for Contracts for Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce)
    • Creating a template
    • Searching and opening a template
    • Checking in a template
    • Using Clause Library for templates
    • Using fields
    • Using clauses
    • Setting segments in a template 
    • Using Template Locale 

Before using X-Author for Contracts, you must be familiar with:

  • Basic Salesforce administration

  • Microsoft Word

  • Conga terms and definitions

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