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Enterprise Architect => Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools => Topic started by: MatthiasVDE on September 26, 2020, 04:12:33 am

Title: List Overrides
Post by: MatthiasVDE on September 26, 2020, 04:12:33 am
Can someone explain in clear words what the exact purpose is of List Overrides, and how they work?
I'm struggling for months with this functionality, and I still don't know what it exactly does...

Extra question: How can you change the color of your header numbering in the stylesheet? I can select some colors in the edit level options, but only a few, not the complete RGB pallet.
Title: Re: List Overrides
Post by: MatthiasVDE on September 26, 2020, 08:58:55 pm
Additional question 2: Do you need to define those lists on stylesheet level, or do they only work directly on the template?
Title: Re: List Overrides
Post by: PeteC on October 18, 2021, 07:49:54 pm
No one replied - did you solve you extra question of how to change the header number colour?

What I have noticed is that the supplied Numbered Heading style sheet starts with custom colours for the numbered headings. Once changed to a non-custom colour then Custom disappears. So custom colours do seem to be possible but how can they be done? I've tried exporting the style sheet, modifying in Word and re-importing it, but that had no effect.

I want to make output from EA match the corporate style, for which I need to define a specific font colour.
Title: Re: List Overrides
Post by: PeteC on October 18, 2021, 09:57:42 pm
So I have found a way to modify the list colours:
As an aside, if you re-export it from EA, there is only one definition of each colour and all the headings then refer to that one definition, so EA has removed the duplication in colour definitions.

I can't exactly answer your question 2, but once these have been defined in a stylesheet, when that is applied to a template at the time of documnent generation then the stylesheet defines the format of the headings. I don't know if you could do the same directly in a template (but given the hassle in defining them it feels better that it's done once in a stylesheet).