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Editing Documents and Templates

Within Enterprise Architect you can create various documents from templates, and you can create customized templates to help tailor the documents to the needs and standards of your organization. You can create Linked Documents, Linked Document Templates and Document (Report) Templates, amongst others. In each case, selecting to create or edit the document opens the Document-Edit ribbon, which provides a wide range of editing and formatting facilities that you can use to develop your documentation. This section explains how to perform various editing tasks using the ribbon.

Each type of document can also have its own context menu of additional options, and the editing window might also have an option toolbar. These facilities are described in the topics specific to the type of document.



Create or edit a document or template file; the Document - Edit ribbon displays automatically

Option Descriptions

The descriptions of the Document - Edit ribbon options are grouped according to the actions you are performing.


See also

Creating and importing documents

File Control

Configuring the editor page display and formatting tools shown

Editor Tool Display Options

Moving through, searching and selecting text

Scroll, Search and Select Text

Formatting characters and text strings

Format Text

Formatting paragraphs and text blocks

Format Paragraphs

Inserting tab points

Set Tabs

Inserting sections, columns and page breaks, and repaginating

Define Document Sections Define Document Sections

Incorporating stylesheets, special texts and Tables of Contents

Managing the base styles in the Normal.rtf style template file

The Normal.rtf Style Template Styles, Special Texts & Table of Contents

Inserting and editing page headers and footers, and footnotes and endnotes

Insert Headers, Footers, Footnotes and Endnotes

Inserting tables

Create Tables

Inserting hyperlinks

Hyperlink From Linked Document Insert Reference Links Create Element From Document

Inserting images, OLE objects, frames and drawing objects

Insert Images, Objects and Frames

Printer setup and printing documents

Print Report Documents

Checking spelling and use of words

Checking Text

Tracking, accepting and rejecting changes to text

Track Changes

Protecting document text from accidental change

Protect Document Contents

Create and refer to definitions of Glossary terms in the Project Glossary (using the 'Create | Glossary Definition' menu option)

Project Glossary View


  • Throughout your document editing:
         -  To undo one or more immediately previous edits, press Ctrl+Z, or select the 'Undo' context menu option; you can still undo a change
            even after you have saved the change
         -  To redo one or more immediately previous undone edits, press Ctrl+Y, or select the 'Redo' context menu option