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Bookmarks

A bookmark is a visual cue to monitor or pay particular attention to an element; it is represented by a small red triangle (or red Del symbol ) that displays above the element in the diagram or Model Search.

A diagram object in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing a red triangle indicating that the element has been bookmarked.

You can attribute any meaning to the bookmark as is appropriate to your model.

You can bookmark:

  • Single elements manually, or
  • All elements in a Package automatically when they assume a defined status

Note that there is a separate bookmark facility to add an annotated bookmark (a red ellipse containing a number or short text string) to an element on a diagram. This is available through the element context menu on the diagram (see the Element Context Menu Operations Help topic).

Bookmark Options

Option

Action

See also

Bookmark a selected element in a diagram

Either:

  • Press Shift+Space, or
  • Select the 'Design > Element > Manage > Bookmark' ribbon option

Clear a bookmark on a selected element

Use either of the two options again.

Bookmark Multiple Elements in a Package

Browser window | Right-click on Package | Contents | Bookmarks

The 'Manage Bookmarks' dialog displays, which you can use to automatically bookmark any elements (and, if required, their children) in the Package that have:

  • New changes defined in the Maintenance window
  • New defects defined in the Maintenance window, and/or
  • Test scripts defined in the Testing window

This is useful to highlight elements that have additional project information.

Clear all elements of bookmarks

To clear all bookmarks:

  • Throughout the current Package, click on the Clear All button on the 'Manage Bookmarks' dialog
  • In the current diagram, select the bookmarked elements and then press Shift+Space

Notes

  • You should reload the project to update it with the new or cleared bookmarks
  • The Find in Project window provides the facility to search based on bookmarked elements

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