How to Use the Document Editor
For users who have the Boss mode plan, you have access to one of the best tools within the Jasper world: Documents. Documents provide an endless playground of possibilities when creating content.
Let’s walk through the different functions when interacting with a document.
When you click the Compose button (or CMD + J on Mac, CTRL + J on PC), Jasper reads the text you have written before your cursor and does his best to continue writing. Think of it like telling a human writing assistant to keep working while you enjoy a refreshing beverage.
When you do this, Jasper will look for patterns, instructions, and clues based on your previous text to decide what to write next.
To better understand how Jasper decides what to write, reference the "How Jasper Thinks" section in Bootcamp. You can always go back and visit it for a quick refresher.
Before you hit compose, you need to provide Jasper with relevant details and instructions to guide his outputs. There are two ways to influence Jasper's writing.
The first is adding information in the input fields on the left-hand side.
First is the title section. Jasper will look at this title for context when writing, so name it appropriately.
If you don't want Jasper to reference this title when writing, click the toggle to hide it from Jasper's view. You can toggle it on and off as you write to add or remove extra context for Jasper.
Let's say we're writing a blog post about how to care for your lawn.
In the title section, I would write the actual title of the blog post - 8 Tips For a Greener Lawn.
Content description / brief
The brief is where you will input simple instructions about what you want Jasper to write. Think of it once again as if you were writing simple instructions to another human writer.
Continuing this example, I might write the following for the Content brief:
Write a blog post titled "8 Tips For a Greener Lawn". It should include tips for homeowners in the United States. Write about St. Augustinegrass and Zoysia grass.
Tone of Voice
Now you can move on to the tone of voice. Here you can be as creative as you want for a blog post about lawn care. You could use Scientific or Professional, but a more fun tone of voice might be Bob Villa. That should do nicely! You can always play around with this till you get the exact tone and feeling out of Jasper that you want.
Finally, let’s discuss the keywords input field.
Adding keywords makes it more likely that Jasper will include your keywords the next time he generates any content. However, this does not guarantee they will be included. Jasper is an expert writing assistant, and he does an excellent job of not overloading a keyword when it isn't relevant.
Use lawncare keyword
Briefly show Output for the introduction paragraph.
Changing Title, Content brief, and Keywords as you go
It is very important to know that the text inside the Title, Content brief, Tone of Voice, and Keywords input fields influence the output every single time Jasper writes text inside a Document. You'll notice that as you write longer content, Jasper will keep referencing what's in those sections and start to repeat himself throughout a document if it isn't updated or adjusted. Of course, this isn't ideal.
There are 2 solutions to this:
- The quick and fast solution is to toggle on/off each of the sidebar inputs as you write, to allow/prevent Jasper from seeing and using them anymore. Click the toggle button off next to the field you want Jasper to no longer see and consider in his output.
- The second option which we highly recommend is to continually update the sidebar inputs as you work through a document. This will help give Jasper a fresh perspective on the section he is writing at that moment for you.
Let's go back to the 8 Tips For a Greener Lawn blog post.
After my introduction paragraph, the first tip I'll write about is Water your lawn regularly. I'll make this the heading, and I want Jasper to write a paragraph underneath it.
Once again you can update the inputs in a variety of ways, but to get Jasper to focus exclusively on this first Tip when he writes, I would do this.
Delete the content in the Title, Content brief, and Keywords and update them to guide Jasper.
The title can now be the 1st Tip we want Jasper to write about: Water your lawn regularly
The content description/brief could be updated to
Write a paragraph about the importance of watering St. Augustine and Zoysia grass. Talk about how many inches of water each one should get and how frequently to water.
And the keyword I want to use in this section is: inches
Now, when I hit Compose, Jasper will pull in that updated information and use it to guide what he writes next. Remember, you don't have to update the sidebar inputs as you go, but try doing that if you're not getting the results that you want from Jasper.
A few final elements left to discuss include the output length and saving a document.
In the sidebar, you'll see options for changing the number of words Jasper writes when you hit Compose. S, M, and L, these stand for:
Shorter: ~20 - 25 words
Medium: ~50 - 55 words
Longer: ~110 - 115 words
Try generating content using the different Output lengths to see the difference. Most customers use either M or L when composing a document.
Keep in mind, you will find sometimes when using the longer output length, that Jasper can lose focus at the end of a generation and start to write lower quality or off-topic content.
Also as you write you can always see how many words you have written right here...
Saving a Document and Document History
And finally, your document is automatically saved as you write. To organize it better name the document and you will see it in the documents section.
That document will also automatically save what you write.
You can view and restore past versions of any document going back 7 days.
Here is how to open and restore previously a saved version:
- In the top right of a document, click the checkmark ✓ or click the •• icon and select Document history