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Create a Message

You can use the 'Model Message' dialog to compose messages to project team members within the project, under your Author ID, and to:

  • Reply to messages from other team members
  • Forward messages to other team members
  • Link model components to the message, or add hyperlinks to files or other objects of relevance

Access

Context Menu

Right-click on an object (or select several objects) | Collaborate | Send Message

Ribbon

Start > Collaborate > Mail

Create a message to another project team member as a new message, a reply to a message, or a forwarded message

Step

Action

See also

1

If you have selected the context menu 'Send Message' option on one or more objects in the Project Browser, the 'Model Message' dialog immediately displays with links to each selected object. The recipient of the message will be able to press Ctrl and click on each link to open the 'Properties' dialog for the corresponding object.

2

Otherwise, the Model Mail view displays at the 'Mail Inbox' tab. Select the appropriate toolbar icon or context menu option to create or open and reply to or forward a message.

The 'Model Message' dialog displays.

Model Mail

3

If you are creating or forwarding a message, or you want to send a reply to a wider audience, for each person you intend to send the message to:

  • Click on the To: button
    A list of project team member and group IDs displays
  • Scroll to the required name and double-click on it
    The name is added to the 'To:' field

4

In the 'Subject' field, type or edit the subject of the message as necessary.

5

In the 'Flag' field click on the drop-down arrow and on the appropriate flag color or option for your message.

6

In the text panel, write the text of your message.

You can format the text using the facilities of the 'Notes' toolbar at the top of the field.

Notes Toolbar

7

If you intend to link a (further) diagram or model object to this message, place the cursor at the appropriate position in your message text, click on the object in the Project Browser, and click on the Insert Quick Link button.

A short menu displays, listing the name of the object  you have selected or 'Other' to search for and select another object. To link to the object you selected, click on its name; a hyperlink to that object is inserted in the message text.

8

If you intend to link to some other object, or you want to link to another target such as a file, Model Search or Team Library message, click on either:

  • The 'Hyperlink' icon in the toolbar or
  • The Insert Quick Link button and select the 'Other' option

The 'Hyperlink Details' dialog displays; create the required link.

9

Click on the Send button to send the message to the recipients.

Notes

  • This facility is available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, with User Security enabled (Security provides the user names to address your mail message to)