Browsing Folders

Maarten Truyens Updated by Maarten Truyens

Instead of searching through keywords, you can also search through your clauses by browsing through your folders and subfolders. 

For example, if you are looking for a typical interpretation boilerplate clause, the keyword interpretation will itself probably not be a very good candidate, as it will lead to many noise search results with clauses that also happen to contain the word interpretation. In such case, it is probably much faster to browse to Clauses > Boilerplate > Interpretation and take a clause there. 

Searching through folders is very straightforward: you simply select a folder, and you are presented with a list of all the clauses in that folder, or any of its subfolders. If you want to further narrow down your search results, you can then click on a subfolder, or start filtering your results

When to use

For legal professionals, browsing through folders is actually the most natural way to search. After all, when you are thinking about a certain clause, you are probably (at least implicitly) thinking primarily about a kind of clause — e.g., "I want to insert an entire agreement clause" or "I need an applicable law clause". 

If your library has a reasonably decent structure (taxonomy), you can therefore very quickly find a relevant clause, without having to come up with smart combinations of keywords. 

Folder searches will not work well in chaotic clause libraries and "residual" folders where difficult-to-categorise clauses are thrown together. In such scenarios, keywords may be a better fit. 

How did we do?

Searching by keyword

Searching clauses by similarity