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Bugs and Issues / Re: Sorting issue in maintenance
« on: October 17, 2016, 11:06:51 pm »
The best workaround I can offer is to prepend a number to the name.
That's the first thing I tried. We've had this problem in the past (I have been working with EA since 2006 despite my 'novice' status) and prefixing a number to the name worked just fine in the past. It also has the added bonus that in the Changes entry screen you can immediately see if the changes are ordered correctly, as only the name and priority are shown in the list. I would expect that numbering 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 etc for each version of the document would work, as it always did, but we suddenly get cases where version numbers above 1.0 give problems and do not order correctly

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Bugs and Issues / Sorting issue in maintenance
« on: October 13, 2016, 09:06:48 pm »
One of our users has reported an issue with the sorting of our changes. Sometimes a newly added change is not added to the bottom of the list in the Maintenance / Changes screen, but gets on top of the list or is inserted mid way. The 'Sort' function helps only in this screen, re-establishing the correct sorting, but when generating a document the faulty old sorting shows in the document, and when opening the Maintenance / Changes the next time the list is in the faulty sort order yet again.

I've searched the forum and found one earlier post dating back to version 7.5 in 2009: http://sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php?topic=8512.0. It remained unanswered at the time.

Is there any way to get the sorting right again without having to manually adjust the list in the resulting document?

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I've started at a new customer which is quite sceptical about the possibilities of document generation from EA. Having worked with document templates since 2006 I took it upon me to generate a document as close as possible to their Word-templates. I thought I had nailed it, with the document preview after generation looking 98% like the Word version (just some minor known issues like the Activity Diagram being too large and having to be resized). I was quite surprised to find the saved file was nothing like that: suddenly the headings were all indented in stead of aligned to the left, and there were dozens of false page breaks not shown in either the template or the preview. One of the briefs was that manual editing of the document should be as limited as possible. Resizing the diagrams just about fits that, having to manually reset all the headers in the entire document and removing dozens of page breaks clearly does not. In ten years time this is a first for me. Any clues what causes these catastrophic differences between the preview and the document?
It looks as if the mystery has nothing to do with EA per se, but rather with the configuration of MS Word on the customer's network. The document template is OK, the generated preview is OK, but the translation to docx changes the document make up. For now a work-around is to generate not to docx but to rtf, which leaves the document unchanged. The saved rtf-file can be opened with MS Word and then saved as a docx (so completely outside EA), and then the very same problem occurs. We'll have to solve that, but it has nothing to do with EA, it seems.

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I've started at a new customer which is quite sceptical about the possibilities of document generation from EA. Having worked with document templates since 2006 I took it upon me to generate a document as close as possible to their Word-templates. I thought I had nailed it, with the document preview after generation looking 98% like the Word version (just some minor known issues like the Activity Diagram being too large and having to be resized). I was quite surprised to find the saved file was nothing like that: suddenly the headings were all indented in stead of aligned to the left, and there were dozens of false page breaks not shown in either the template or the preview. One of the briefs was that manual editing of the document should be as limited as possible. Resizing the diagrams just about fits that, having to manually reset all the headers in the entire document and removing dozens of page breaks clearly does not. In ten years time this is a first for me. Any clues what causes these catastrophic differences between the preview and the document?

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General Board / Re: Using foreign heading styles in an rtf templat
« on: July 28, 2011, 01:44:34 am »
I've had the same problem and it took me a while to solve. Apparently you can also tweek the rtf.dot-file to get this working, but what worked for me was not to create new heading styles, but to modify the existing pre-defined ones (heading1 etc) to the style I wanted. This had the added bonus of them showing up in the index, which self-defined headers did not.
If generating through a master document-model document structure make sure the style of the headers in all the model documents is exactly the same, otherwise the problem will occur as well

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General Board / Re: Page Mode
« on: July 04, 2011, 11:00:56 pm »
Very bad mondaymorning feeling, indeed! Upon reaching the office I managed to log on to a version 8.0 and the penny dropped:

- in 8.0 the edit screen for RTF-templates opens as a pop-up screen with its own menu bar. That has a "View" option which allows you to set the Page Mode on or off.
- in 9.0 the editting of the RTF-templates opens in the full screen, as a result the menu above the template (which includes a "View" option) is the general EA-menu, not the template-editting menu. That's why I could not find the option: it's in the right-mouse menu, not the menu bar!  :-[


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General Board / Page Mode
« on: July 04, 2011, 06:16:05 pm »
Call me stupid,

but I just started using 9.0 and I can't seem to be able to edit headers and footers in RTF-templates imported from a package made in 8.0.

I checked the User Guide and found what I needed to do:

In the page "Headers and Footers"
"In Page Mode, select the Edit | Edit Page Header/Footer menu option"

That sounded familiar. However, in the Edit-menu there was no "Edit Page Header/Footer menu option". So I must not be in Page Mode. So I searched for that in the User Guide:

In the page "View Options"
"Turn Page Mode on (the equivalent of Print View in Word) or off (the equivalent of Normal View in Word)."

That sounded familiar too, but unlike in my print preview in Word I cannot find any buttons or menu options to set Page Mode on or off! What does the page "View Options"  refer to? A menu, it seems, but which one? Not the obvious "View"  menu, as the option "Page Mode"  does not show in it.. The odd thing is, the RTF-generator opens in what looks to me like a Page Mode, the same I had in 8.0 (showing one page at the time), when the menu option "Edit Page Header/Footer menu option" never gave me a headache.

I must be having an off-day, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here. Don't tell me something simple as this is not part of the Desktop Edition...



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