Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Use Microsoft Word

When generating RTF reports with the 'legacy' RTF Report Generator, you can use Microsoft WordTM to easily incorporate additional features in the reports. You can:

Create a custom master document combining separate RTF reports, to add a common table of contents, table of figures, headers and footers
Create documents with sustainable links to generated 'pieces' of Enterprise Architect output, pre-divided using bookmarks, and updated automatically when the document is opened
Open a report in Word
Change linked images to embedded images


With the more recent, 'enhanced' RTF Report Generator, many of the facilities provided by Word have been incorporated into the Generator or otherwise rendered unnecessary; it is therefore likely that you would have no need to use Word in generating your RTF reports - you can use Virtual Documents, for example, instead of Word master documents and RTF Bookmarks
These topics on the use of Word are therefore included only to support users who are still working with the 'Legacy' RTF Report Generator, or who are using Word for personal preference
When you develop a report using Word with Enterprise Architect, leave definition of the section styles in the RTF Editor to the final stages just prior to report generation; Word truncates the section bookmarks, as it uses a smaller field length for sections
In Word, you can review and edit reports generated by Enterprise Architect, but you cannot import them back into Enterprise Architect without damaging the section style definition

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