Test template with your data

You can test the document template to see an example of the resulting file from the Editor and Settings substeps of the Configure template step.

Testing from the editor

The first option – testing from the Editor substep – will help to see how your modifications to the template affect the result.

Test template from editor step

Testing from the settings

The second option – testing from the Settings substep – will show you how the finalized document looks after you’ve customized all the settings.

Test template from settings step

What to do after you clicked on the Test template?

After that, you will see a panel with dropdown. There are three options for testing the template - Auto-generated form, Web forms and JSON.

Test template panel

Auto-generated form

The process automatically creates a testing form based on tokens from the template. You just complete it and press Test & Download button to download the result or Test & Preview to open the result in a new browser tab.

default form fields

It’s possible to adjust the testing form by changing token types.


Nesting tokens referring to the single object, not the collection of items, won’t work in the testing form. Thus, if you have some nesting tokens like {{company.name}}, {{company.address}}, get rid of a dot operator and change them to simple tokens like {{companyName}} and {{companyAddress}}. Alternatively, you can keep them and submit JSON for testing the template.

Web forms

If you want to design your own form for the testing select the gear button in the dropdown menu.

Web forms

It opens the Start process page where you can bind an existing form or create a new one clicking on the New form button with Plumsail Forms application.


Please find additional information on creating custom Plumsail forms in the article.

Bind new form


Insert the JSON object representing the data for the document template and click on the Test & Download button. This type of testing may be useful if your document template is complex or you already have JSON output from third systems.



Once you tested the template you can configure how to deliver the result document (email, OneDrive, etc). Just click the Save & Next button in the Configure template step.