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RTF Templates

You use RTF report templates to generate reports on your model that present specific information in a particular format, and to generate those reports repeatedly and consistently. You can select from a range of system templates on the RTF Report Generator, to immediately generate reports from your model.

A template consists of:

'Sections' that identify the model components to report on
Fields that identify the type of information to extract on each component and
Styles and formatting instructions that define the layout of the report
RTF Template Fragments containing smaller sub-templates

You can design your own custom templates, which gives the additional advantages of being able to generate reports tailored to your own organization, and to update certain aspects of the report without having to re-define every other specification. The report generator helps you manage these custom templates; that is:

Review the custom RTF templates available to you for generating reports
Create additional custom RTF templates:
Edit custom templates
Import RTF templates that were saved to XML files, and
Delete any custom templates that are no longer required

Access    Project Browser package context menu | Documentation | Rich Text Format (RTF) Report (F8) > Templates

Manage your Custom Templates



See also

template list

Lists the custom templates available to you for generating RTF reports.




To create a new custom template, click on this button. The New Document Template dialog displays.

In the New Template field, type the template name.

In the Copy Template field, click on the drop down arrow and select either:

None, to create an empty template to develop from scratch, or
The name of an existing template to act as a base


In the Template Group field either:

Select an existing group
Enter the name for a new template group, or
Leave this field blank, to not place the template in a group.


The Template Group determines the organization of RTF Template in the Resources Window.

If the Template is to be a Template Fragment, enable the Mark Template as Fragment option.

The names at the top of the list, in parentheses, are the system-provided templates; copying these is a short cut in creating templates for specific purposes.

Click on the OK button; the template opens in the Document Template Designer.















RTF Template Fragments


Design Custom RTF Templates


To make changes to an existing template, click on the template name and then click on this button.

The template opens in the Document Template Designer.



Design Custom RTF Templates


Import From Reference File

To import custom RTF templates that were previously saved to batch XML files (that is, through the Export Reference Data option), click on this button. The Import Reference Data dialog displays.

Click on the Select File button and browse for and select the required source XML file.

In the Select Datasets to Import panel, click on the required datasets:

Templates - RTF Document
Templates - RTF Style Detail
Templates - RTF Tag & Language Options


Click on the Import button to import the templates. The names of the imported templates are added to the list on the Templates tab.

If the template you want to import is a single, external file (not in a batch file) you can instead open a template and use a different option to import the file into that template.


Export Reference Data

Import Reference Data






Import an RTF Template


To delete a custom template, click on the template name and click on the Delete button.

A prompt displays to confirm the deletion.

You can select multiple custom templates for deletion; press (Ctrl) or (Shift) as you click on each template name.




In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is switched on, you need Configure Resources access permission to create RTF templates

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