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Edit Linked Documents

To develop the contents of a Linked Document, you use either the Document Window or the Linked Document Editor. These provide a frame for working on the document, using a wide range of convenient features from the Document - Edit ribbon. The features help you in formatting and editing the document, and adding links from and references to the content of the document.

In the Linked Document Editor some editor features are duplicated in a right-click context menu for convenience.

The Document Window has additional facilities, as described in the Linked Documents in the Document Window Help topic.


Select an element in the Browser window, Diagram List, Package Browser, Specification Manager, Model Search or diagram, then use any of the methods outlined here to open the Linked Document.


Explore > Portals > Windows > Properties > Document

Start > All Windows > Design > Create > Document

Start > All Windows > Properties > General > Document

Design > Element > Properties > General > Document

Context Menu

Right-click | Properties | Linked Document

Keyboard Shortcuts



From the Notes window or from the 'Notes' field of the element 'Properties' dialog, click on the Linked document icon on the Notes toolbar.

Option Descriptions

The Linked Document Editor option descriptions 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 Display Options

Incorporating stylesheets, special texts and Tables of Contents

Styles, Special Text and Table of Contents

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

The Normal.rtf Style Template

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 Manage Page Breaks

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 Create Element From Document Insert Hyperlinks

Inserting images, OLE objects, frames and drawing objects

Insert Images, Objects and Frames

Printer set up and printing documents

File Control

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' ribbon or
             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'
             ribbon or context menu option

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