Creating your first agreement
This page explains the basics of how to create a Ricardian Contract and deploy it on Ipfs.
After logging into the application, there is a sidebar. Find the button to open the contract editor.
Click this button
Your ricardian contract's terms are entered in the text field, where the placeholder shows "Type your legal contract".
The text field comes with a built in formatter. After you have typed something, highlight it to format it:
You are able to format the text to bold, italic, underline, add a link, quote, add preformatted text, create lists, indent, outdent, align to left, right, center and create headings.
There is support for adding an external template. You can import it by clicking on the "Import template" button.
Clicking on the button will trigger the following popup:
You simply drag an drop a .docx file here and it will populate the text area. As the popup explains, it will override it. Ricardian Fabric converts docx formatted files to html.
You need to add a smart contract. Click on the button Configure to move to the configuration page.
After accepting the terms you can click on the Create button. The current version requires metamask to sign agreements.
Sign the hash to continue
The signed value is the hash of the Ricardian contract. It's the value that is always recalculated when the terms are accepted.
If you have signed the contract and deployed it! You have successfully deployed a Ricardian Contract to Ipfs. The link has been copied to your clipboard and you are ready to share it with the world.
Learn how to permapin your contract on Ipfs so it persisits, in the permaweb guide.