Import a Document Template

Many organizations have established corporate formats and templates, or might design templates outside Enterprise Architect. If you want to use such 'external' templates from your business to apply formats and standards to your document reports, you can import them into your document template library.

Access File | Import

Import a template from an external directory



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Save the external template as a document.


In Enterprise Architect, create a new blank template; name the template but do not specify an existing template to copy from.

Custom Document Templates


When the template is listed on the 'Templates' tab of the 'Generate Documentation' dialog, click on the name and click on the Edit button.

The Document Template Designer displays.

Design Custom Document Templates


Right-click in the 'Content' panel and select the 'File | Import' option.

The 'File Open' dialog displays.


Locate your template file, and click on the Open button.

The 'Open' dialog closes, returning you to the Document Template Designer; this now contains your imported template.


Right-click and select the 'File | Save' option.

If necessary, make any changes to the template and select 'File | Save' again before selecting 'File | Close' to exit the dialog.

Custom Template Design Options


  • Standard graphical images (such as a logo in the header, main text or footer) are imported; however, any meta-file graphics are not imported
  • You can select the new template to use in generating a document report, either on the 'Generate Documentation' dialog or in a Model Document element

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Learning Center topics

  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Reporting | RTF Template | Importing a Company Template