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Messages - Ian Mitchell

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IMHO if your notes are so important that people are searching for them, then maybe they are not just notes: they are more important. Perhaps create a stereotype of some element type, and put the 'note' content into them.
Diagram notes are a 2nd class 'thing' in EA, which is fine by me.

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Information flow
« on: March 17, 2015, 06:48:25 pm »
Does @Geerts's EA Navigator pick up these kinds of hidden links?

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eaDocX does what is probably a very naughty thing, as saves a bunch of repository-level settings in t_xref. Seems that EA uses it for all kinds of random stuff, so it seemed an appropriate place.
We save it as XML in the Description field, and index it with our product name in the XRefID field.
@Sparx - this would be a really useful facility to offer in native EA, so that this kind of data could then be exported/imported like other ref data ?

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Worth buying EA-Matic just for this! It's been a missing feature of EA since....forever!

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Also have a look what Adrian's been writing at ExploringEA.com

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We'd like to be able to do this as well. We've reached the same conclusion as Geert, which is to close the window and open it with a new title.
@Sparxians: any chance of a new API ??

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I think it's in the StyleEx attribute, as ExcludeRTF=1. At least, that's what eaDocX looks for.

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Have you looked at Geert's excellent tutorial? http://bellekens.com/2011/01/29/tutorial-create-your-first-c-enterprise-architect-addin-in-10-minutes/
I think he talks about this.

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The one time we tried this, I seem to remember that, because there are so many HTML files produced by the HTML generator, SharePoint didn't like it, so we had to ZIP the file structure and save that. Not ideal.

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Yes :-)
..but you need to be a detective to do it :-(
eaDocX reads the Profile for the matrix reports, but its in an un-documented name/value pair format. It's fairly obvious what it means, but its a lot of work to un-pack it.
Any chance that Sparx might make this into part of the API ??

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Basing the v11 mechanism on RTF documents seems much more sensible, as these kinds of help files need rich content.
Where is the script which you mention, which will do the conversion, or is that one of the 'in progress' bits?
I'm really keen on the idea of delivering training material about EA using EA itself, so I'm happy to have a go with anything that's available.

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Ah Ha! - I am using v11 Beta, so I'll wait for the full documentation.
It would still be really good if you could include a little example.
Thanks

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I've only just discovered that we're allowed to create content for the Learning Center, which would mean I can write training material which the user can view at the same time they are using EA: should be great!
But the instructions are quite brief, and I've spent a while not making much progress.
Does anyone have an example - even a simple  'hello world' one - which shows how I can create a bunch of pages, have them link to each other, and have some diagrams etc. this would help me see what I'm aiming at. Or perhaps Sparx might make a little bit of the actual Learning Center content available, as a ready-made example?

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MS Word Import tool ?
« on: October 17, 2013, 07:17:30 pm »
Thanks @SimonM - that's the direction I was thinking of, but I thought that the quickest way to get there was to see if someone had already done it.
I'm surprised nobody has, as it's a scenario which I come across quite a lot in the UK.
Ho Hum - back to the maze of twisty passages...

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MS Word Import tool ?
« on: October 16, 2013, 07:57:37 pm »
Thanks for the tips chaps, but.....DOORS?? Seriously??
This is the tool I spend my life trying to get people AWAY from!
Any suggestions which don't involve selling competitive (and expensive) products to my customer ?

They just want a 1-time migration from Word documents to EA. I'm sure SOMEONE must have done this before.

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