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Import RTF Template

Enterprise Architect provides a number of RTF document templates, and enables you to create others. However, you might already have corporate formats and templates in use in your organization, so Enterprise Architect also enables you to import existing templates into the RTF Generator.

To import an external template, follow the steps below:

  1. Save the external template as an RTF document.
  2. In Enterprise Architect, create a new blank template. Name the template but do not specify an existing template to copy from.
  3. When the template is listed on the Templates tab of the Generate RTF Documentation dialog, click on the name and click on the Edit button. The RTF Document Template Editor dialog displays.
  4. Select the File | Import menu option. The Microsoft Word file Open dialog displays.
  5. Locate your template RTF file, and click on the Open button. The Open dialog closes, returning you to the Document Template Editor dialog. This now contains your imported template.
  6. Select the File | Save menu option. If necessary, make any changes to the template and select File | Save again before selecting File | Close to exit the dialog.


Standard graphical images (such as a logo in the header, main text or footer) are imported. However, any Word-based meta-file graphics are not imported.

You can select the new template to use in generating an RTF document, either on the Generate RTF Documentation dialog or in a Master Document or Model Document element.