Notes Toolbar

Although it is not an independent toolbar that you can pin to the screen top or sides, or float in your work area, the Notes toolbar appears in many places across Enterprise Architect in the Notes, Description and History fields.




See also

Where the Toolbar Appears

Throughout Enterprise Architect on various tabs and pages of, for example, the:

  • Element and Connector Properties dialogs
  • Operations and Attributes Properties dialogs
  • Diagram Properties dialog
  • Hyperlink Details dialog
  • Testing window descriptions
  • Notes window
  • Glossary Detail dialog
  • Assigned Resources dialog
  • Project Management window
  • Scenarios & Requirements window



rich text notes toolbar

The options of this toolbar operate on selected text and any new text continuing from the formatting

The options (with some keyboard shortcuts) are, from left to right:

  • Make text bold ( Ctrl+B )
  • Make text italic ( Ctrl+I )
  • Underline text ( Ctrl+U )
  • Change the font color of the text
  • Insert list bullet points ( Ctrl+. )  (full stop)
  • Insert list numbering ( Ctrl+1 )
  • Make text superscript
  • Make text subscript
  • Insert a hyperlink - this displays the  Hyperlink Details dialog, on which you specify the type of hyperlink and type in or browse for the location of the target of the hyperlink; you can use full paths or local (path substitution) paths
  • Create a new linked document for the element, or edit an existing one; if the element does not have a linked document, the New Linked Document dialog displays


Linked Documents


  • If the toolbar is displayed but grayed out, the text field is read-only and cannot be edited; other long text fields in Enterprise Architect might not have the toolbar, in which case the Notes facility is not available for those fields
  • For any Notes text that is displayed on a diagram, you must select the Render Formatted Notes checkbox on the Feature Visibility dialog in order to reproduce the formatting
  • You can create a Project Glossary term and definition from text in any field that has the Notes toolbar

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