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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Find and delete orphanded items
« on: November 17, 2016, 02:26:23 pm »
It is also not a good idea to delete everything on the Find Orphans report without knowing exactly why it is an orphan. As several of you have pointed out many times, diagrams are just a human-support mechanism to help you visualize an aspect of your model, and you could - if you felt so inclined - develop part or all of your model without using diagrams at all.

@hfrmobile - what documentation are you referring to? As far as I can see, the release 13 Help is up to date; where did you find the not-updated material?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Publish to Joomla! failed
« on: November 15, 2016, 09:50:45 am »

General Board / Re: Format Toolbar missing
« on: October 28, 2016, 04:40:37 pm »
Yeah, the Format Toolbar has been merged into the Layout Ribbon, which provides a few more facilities than the Toolbar did.
You can also still get a mini-toolbar on an element or connector:
     -  Elements, select one or more elements on the diagram and click on the 'paintbrush' icon beside the element
        (and, for multiple selected elements, the threedot icon)
     -  Connectors, right-click on the connector; the toolbar appears above the context menu
I have removed references to the Format Toolbar from the Help; the changes will be apparent in the next build of the Help, probably for the next release of EA.

General Board / Re: Format Toolbar missing
« on: October 26, 2016, 10:15:43 am »
The facilities of the Format Toolbar are provided by the Layout ribbon, in the Style, Alignment, Tools and Filter segments. I don't believe that the Format toolbar should be there any more, but I will follow this up.
I think what Geert is referring to is the Diagram Toolbar.

General Board / Re: Breaking long element names
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:26:19 pm »
German allows to assemble substantives almost at will. The captain is build from five different ones and you could easily add more.
In my youth, I visited Hamburg with a group of friends. We wanted to inspect and possibly rent a couple of rooms in a small hotel, but the hotelier took a dislike to us for any number of reasons - we were a group of boys and girls, some of us were English, some American, most of us spoke bad German or no German at all, some of us were not especially keen on the hotel in the first place... - and he thought he could get away with insulting us in German. However, one of our party was a Bavarian, who did not make his presence felt until the Hamburg Hotelier was well under way. The rest of us then got a fascinating lesson in 'assembling substantives' as the two of them swapped insults, taking deeper and deeper breaths in order to shout an ever increasing string of words at each other.

We didn't get to look at the rooms.

General Board / Re: Visualizing the overall process tree
« on: October 03, 2016, 12:15:45 pm »
Perhaps you could generate a Diagrams Only report on the whole model, or the appropriate chunk of it? You won't get all the business process flow on one diagram, but you will have all the diagrams printed in one place without having - as you say - to go and open each diagram separately. You will have to make sure that your labeling and cross referencing are clear, so that you can easily follow the direct flow and the expansion into detail from diagram to diagram.

Personally, I can find loads of arguments against the validity of 'a picture is worth a thousand words', but change 'picture' to 'diagram' and I can at least (unlike Paolo) concede that complex diagrams are more self-explanatory than simple ones.

General Board / Re: Model Transfer from Cloud server
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:23:14 am »
I assume that Geert submitted a feature request or support email directly to Sparx Systems, but did Polymorph do likewise? The Feature Request option can be found in the Support column at the foot of this page.

General Board / Re: Writing Reports with Tables
« on: September 12, 2016, 03:45:51 pm »

Bugs and Issues / Re: Glossary Tool Tip
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:21:19 pm »
In Vino Veritas.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Glossary Tool Tip
« on: September 08, 2016, 12:13:05 pm »
Sigh. it's awfully dark sitting here in Paolo's Book of Grudges. But I suppose that is what a black mark does for you.

To shed some light, I suspect that Paolo was operating under Windows, whilst I work in Linux. Why that should make a difference I do not know, but all the Linux users I have canvassed here also have the 'Show Tips in Status Bar' option in the Application Look dialog selected and greyed (or grayed) out. The Windows users have it available. So... the Windows users can have Tooltips displaying and multiplying in-text, whilst we Linux users stare fixedly at the Status Bar.

Indeed, not 'Paolo's quirk', though quirk it appears to be.  For now.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Co-Exist EA 13 and 12.1?
« on: September 06, 2016, 04:50:45 pm »
Sssshhhh! Don't mention Glassboy's errors. I mentioned them once, but I think I got away with it...

Bugs and Issues / Re: Co-Exist EA 13 and 12.1?
« on: September 06, 2016, 09:56:16 am »
I stand corrected (gee, this is contagious!).
And Glassboy has one less less thing to get upset about - HIS Long White Cloud isn't the smoke from one of our famous raging bush fires.
I knew about the Australian Sociable Huntsman spider getting established in Auckland after the producers of some version of 'Arachnophobia' saw fit to throw most of the cast members out into the street, but the Redbacks are news to me. OK, you have now earned the right to run in circles with your tee-shirt over your head, screaming loudly. Go ahead.

General Board / Re: Receptions in SysML, Receive Signal in UML by a class
« on: September 06, 2016, 09:34:42 am »
Glassboy wrote: "Helmut seems to be a decent guy, and I'd had to think he ended up in a situation where someone laughed at him because none of us had the courtesy to point out his phonetic spelling is actually a different word."

OK, OK - let's even the score. Glassboy made a mistake too. He was going to write 'hate' but he wrote 'had' instead. Corrected, OK?

Now, Helmut, did the combined might of the forum help you solve your original problem?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Glossary Tool Tip
« on: September 05, 2016, 04:13:23 pm »
I can't replicate Paolo's quirk. I'll validate Neil's comment, and say that I have tracked down one instance in the Help where we say that the meaning displays as a Tooltip. Phil, would you mind telling us where you read that information, in case it isn't the bit I have corrected?  Thanks.

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