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Bugs and Issues / Re: Linking to Word Documents from EA diagrams
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:43:01 pm »
keep the headache pills handy, in my (limited) experience the RTF editor and document generation has a very high learning curve.

From what I have been able to achieve the only way to do what you want is to create all the associated text in EA (ie in the notes fields of the elements, diagrams, packages etc), and/or in linked RTF documents.

Then bind then all together using a master document and document templates.

Finally have a hissy fit getting styles, ToC, page headers and footers, and outline numbering working and looking the way you want. (you can, its just hard - and its not word or open office or close).

Bugs and Issues / Re: RTF Editor and page headers and footers
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:19:10 am »
NB: it appears that even if the documentation package RTFTemplate has no page header or footer, AND NO model document RTFTemplatehas a header or footer, the document artefact header and footer are ignored !

Bugs and Issues / RTF Editor and page headers and footers
« on: October 22, 2009, 06:49:03 am »
I have been struggling to determine where the page header and footer comes from.
That is

  • does it come from the Documentation package RTFTemplate
  • does it come from the first model document RTFTemplate
  • does it come from the current model document RTFTemplate?
  • does it come from the previous or current document artefact?

It seems that the page header and footer come from the Documentation package RTFTemplate.

If Documentation package RTFTemplate does not have a header or footer it seems that the header and footer comes from the first model document RTFTemplate that does have a header and footer (ignoring any document artefacts that are previously part of the document that have a header and footer.

My issue: this is neither clear or expected. Why are not document artefacts equivalent to model documents for participating in, and generating documents.
Neither does it seem documented clearly what the behaviour is or should be.

My request: document clearly the expected behaviour of header and footers.

Make all document parts equal.

Bugs and Issues / RTF Editor and fields
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:12:53 am »
I create a field { FILENAME } in an external document and import it so the file will correctly contain the file name after generation on printing.

After importing, saving, and generating the document I see {MERGEFIELD FIELNAME }.
This doesn't do the same thing at all.

My issue is: Why are things in the document changed under my feet.

My request:
  • Minimise the changes made to documents (eg fields, styles)
  • maximise the features of RTF supported (eg style options, table otpions)
  • enhance the round trip capability and of externally generated or modified RTF documents and document artefacts and documents templates
  • fix or improve the function of numbered styles across document artefacts and model documents (ie numbering does not continue)

Bugs and Issues / Enable upload of images directly to the Forums by
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:13:35 pm »
To make these forums more usable, and useful, please enable the upload of images.
If necessary this could perhaps be restricted to registered (paying) EA customers.

Please, anything to make describing problems and issues quicker and easier.

Bugs and Issues / Spell check then EA not responding
« on: September 23, 2009, 01:46:58 pm »
In recent 7.5 versions of EA is anyone else having an issue with the spell check (project or package) getting a long way into the check, then hanging (100% CPU on one core) and not responding to user input (eg Cancel), and having to be killed (I hate to think what this does to the repository)

Bugs and Issues / Re: Autosave - feature request
« on: September 11, 2009, 11:51:21 am »
My too hurried reading, thanks again. Set it now, lets hope I don't need it

Bugs and Issues / Re: Autosave - feature request
« on: September 11, 2009, 11:00:03 am »
I try to search the forum, and the website before I post messages
(even if, in this case I got it wrong).

It seems to me the website should always have the most up to date version of the help,
plus, through all the other resources available, I should have a better chance of hitting something that might help me.

To me the website should have the best information available,
and the best searching.

Given that the setting is for all diagrams should it not be set in
Tools | Options ?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Autosave - feature request
« on: September 11, 2009, 06:39:16 am »
Thanks for this

does this setting have to be made for every diagram,
or does it apply to every diagram?

PS I tried the search, but my term was "autosave", not "auto save" - I could have tried harder.

PPS will these changes also appear on the website ?

Bugs and Issues / Autosave - feature request
« on: September 10, 2009, 01:58:43 pm »
Well I got caught out today,
I left some changes unsaved in EA and came back from my meeting to find my PC had rebooted.

I checked the forum and the help,
and it appears that autosave does not exist.

Well I thought (duh) that in the 21st century this would just happen
a bit like hot water and sliced bread really.

OK, so how about it, a feature that preserves ALL changes made (up to the last key stroke) and offers to restore them after a failure.


Bugs and Issues / Search on website reverts to "Sparx systems"
« on: September 11, 2009, 06:46:05 am »
When using the website search (top right Search ... Go form) to search the EA user guide I find that the search always reverts to "Sparx Systems" on the subsequent pages.

It should be sticky, and stay set to "EA user guide" once I have selected it, until such time as I change it.

Bugs and Issues / Re: RTF documents - Hebrew and Arabic
« on: August 18, 2009, 09:59:39 am »
Could it be related to - Build 846 - notes crippled in RTF export

Bugs and Issues / Re: Changing Attribute colors (Data Modeling)
« on: August 10, 2009, 12:33:00 pm »
I support as much use of colour as possible in modelling.

Bugs and Issues / Re: RTF repoting engine problems
« on: August 07, 2009, 10:11:48 am »
I agree that the RTF engine doesn't come up to the standard of the rest of EA. In fact it lets the side down IMHO.

I don't think they need to rewrite it. In fact they shouldn't, the world doesn't need one more implementation of a word processor.
They should look at, or similar, and try to integrate that in as the RTF editor and document generator.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Misc. issues while working with RTF-generator
« on: July 31, 2009, 07:32:54 am »
The RTF editor is a third party addin - so there is limitations on the scope of change that can made this (like table formatting).
Regarding the undo facility for Sections - Sparx will post a Feature Request for this.

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