How zipForm made templates better

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11/20/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Templates are a great way to save time in zipForm by applying a group of forms to a transaction. And zipForm just updated its software to make templates even better.

When a form in one of your templates is revised that form will update automatically in your saved templates for all new transactions. There’s no need for you to do anything. Note: The older version of the form will remain in templates attached to existing transactions.

Don’t copy existing transactions to use as the basis for new transactions, because any templates won’t be up to date. That’s the common mistake agents make, and it can lead to transactions with outdated forms. Templates do not update for existing transactions—and the copied transaction is seen as “existing” by zipForm, even after you save it with a new name. Start a new transaction then attach your saved template to ensure all forms are current.

Visit or call 800-383-9805 for more information about using templates. 

Categories: Forms, Homeowners
Tags: zipform, templates, legal, forms


Betty Terrell on 11/26/2014

I too had quit using the old templates on zip forms years ago because I didn’t want to worry about manually having to correct the outdated templates. THANK YOU so very much for your valuable update. I will now be able to use the templates!

jc on 11/26/2014

Great addition, prevens agents from being possibly sued and fined by commission

Cathy Hamlin on 11/24/2014

As the new agent coach, I really encourage the use of templates when we’re teaching ZipForms, and now it doesn’t have to be followed with the proverbial “but be sure to update the revised documents…”  Thanks for a GREAT update!

Al Cannistra on 11/20/2014

Y’all made my day, my week, the year - GREAT UPDATE!  Templates auto-updated is a huge benefit.  A great update deserves a great big THANK YOU!

Dennis O'Hagan on 11/20/2014

OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!  The template fix will be appreciated by us all…

Patrick Kernan on 11/20/2014

Most excellent improvement. 

I had stopped using templates because the introduction of new forms made the templates obsolete.

Thank you.

Daniel Henn on 11/20/2014

This is a great update and appreciated by all of us using the Templates. Thanks!!!!

Randy Emery on 11/20/2014

Sweet. Thanks!!

Tim Sweeney on 11/20/2014

“ah so, grasshopper!”

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