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Bugs and Issues / Re: 846 Legends in generated documents - bug repor
« on: June 01, 2010, 09:19:15 am »
Here is the bug report I propose to make. Feedback welcome


When a Legend is shown in a diagram in a RTF generated document the line colour and widths are not rendered at all, all that shows is a narrow grey line.

The setting of  Tools | Options | general | Clipboard option
or
Generate RTF documentation dialogue box, Advanced TAB, Diagram format option

should be irrelevant to the image created in the document.

See forum http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1275258238 for details.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: 846 Legends in generated documents
« on: June 01, 2010, 09:14:12 am »
Simon

Its clear that I don't understand what you are getting at.

Is there a means of setting at a global level the setting found in the Generate RTF documentation dialogue box, Advanced TAB, Diagram format option to bitmap?

How it this option set initially? Is it by default set to metafile?

What is the default for   Tools | Options | general | Clipboard option?

It seems to me that whether I copy an image to the clipboard, save the image to a folder, or generate an image as part of a diagram, the image should look the same, and the two options settings above should not impact on the visual appearance of the image.

The tecnhical format of the diagram (jpeg, enhanced metafile) should not have to matter to me for the simple usage I require.
I just want EA to work, rather than have to research and report bugs that impact the quality of work I produce to the business.
I should not have to alert EA developers to the way that tools put images on the clipboard, or copy them off. To me as a windows user I expect these things to "Just work"TM (in the way I am used to). I use many Windows applications, and most of them (eg MS Office, Open office), do just work.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: 846 Legends in generated documents
« on: May 31, 2010, 11:19:41 am »
Well that is interesting.
When I change the setting on the advanced TAB the image is correctly generated.

Its also interesting because the advanced document generation setting is independent from the Tools options etting.

I also notice that when I repeat the test the "Diagram Format" is not sticky, it reverts to Metafile.


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Bugs and Issues / Re: 846 Legends in generated documents
« on: May 31, 2010, 11:01:06 am »
I changed the clipboard option to "bitmap"
the document generated images are still incorrect.
Will report soon, see if there are any more comments from community first.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: 846 Legends in generated documents
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:35:47 am »
In fact if you use Diagram | Save Image which is how I generated the image from the model, it looks good.

If you use Diagram | Copy Image you get this - also wrong

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Bugs and Issues / 846 Legends in generated documents
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:23:57 am »
I have the following legend in a diagram.


When I generate my document this is the legend that is displayed.

has anyone else observed this problem?

I believe this may also be an issue in recent earlier versions of EA?

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Can't figure out how to put diagram in RTF doc
« on: June 01, 2010, 09:39:36 am »
It looks like you have done every thing right, and ticked (or unticked) all the boxes.

<gripe on>
There appears to be an aversion from Sparx to allowing registered user to upload pictures directly to the forum. The feature has been asked for before.
Despite a picture being worth a 1000 words, or that it would be a convenience for customers who are contributing the the Sparx community, it has not been enabled.
Instead you have to go to the trouble and inconvenience (and extra effort) or finding a free photo hoster, uploading your photo there,
and then placing a link to that image in your post.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: 856 COpy diagram image to clipboard.
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:58:19 am »
I can confirm that changing EA to bitmap allows the clipboard image created to be able to be pasted into Picture Manager, AND that the image is now the correct one.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: 856 COpy diagram image to clipboard.
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:15:27 am »
Thanks

My understanding is that most tools take the "best" version off the clipboard that they can use. Eg they might fall back from HTML to RTL to plain text, or from metafile image to bitmap.

This was the behaviour I expected to see when I was pasting an EA generated image from the clipboard. Its up to the receiving application to choose which of the multiple formats it prefers.

I will add a bug/feature request in due course, but as always I like to get your and the community feedback to make it as accurate and useful as possible.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: 856 Copy diagram image to clipboard.
« on: May 31, 2010, 09:17:13 am »
So it is. Thankyou.

It is possible however to place several formats of an object on the windoes clipboard at the same time.
Thus the pasting application can use the first format it recognises.
This is very standard windows application behaviour

Please ...

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Bugs and Issues / 856 COpy diagram image to clipboard.
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:39:24 am »
In windows has anyone noticed that Diagram | Copy image
does not produce an image on the clipboard that can be pasted to MS Picture Manager.

Yet the picture can be pasted to Word.

I'm wondering if EA is not correctly creating the clipboard data for the image.

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Bugs and Issues / Install deletes customised files
« on: May 28, 2010, 07:41:49 am »
Bug reported with subject
"Install deletes customised files"

1648
Bugs and Issues / 856 Install
« on: May 27, 2010, 02:59:55 pm »
I installed 856(v8.0) over 850 (v7.5) on WXP SP3.
As part of the install in automatically uninstalled (with my permission) 7.5.

Unfortunately what it did do was also uninstall my customised
  • normal.rtl
  • EABase.eap (Jet4)
I believe that it is unacceptable to delete customised user data such as these files on an upgrade.

This raises a larger issue for which there may be an answer, but I can't locate it.

There should be a means to specify a shared (network) location for normal.rtf and EABase.eap.
Wherever they are they should no longer be installed into the program files directory on Windows.

1649
Bugs and Issues / Re: Unicode support in EA
« on: May 28, 2010, 07:35:43 am »
I should have mentioned the underlying database is SQL Server 2005.


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Bugs and Issues / Re: Unicode support in EA - in V8.0
« on: May 27, 2010, 03:18:26 pm »
I have just retested this in 8.0.

The behaviour is worse than in 7.5.

It appears to have either had no fixes, or some fixes regressed,
and certainly no testing.

I try to insert the characters [ch257][ch275][ch299][ch333][ch363] in name and note fields

In a requirement note field I get "".
In a package name I get "aeiou".
In an RTF document I get "".

I am so disappointed.

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