Use Microsoft Word

When generating reports with the 'legacy' Report Generator, you can use Microsoft Word TM to easily incorporate additional features in the reports. You can:

  • Create a custom master document combining separate reports, to add a common table of contents, table of figures, headers and footers
  • Create documents with sustainable links to generated 'pieces' of Enterprise Architect output, pre-divided using bookmarks, and updated automatically when the document is opened
  • Open a report in Word
  • Change linked images to embedded images


  • With the more recent, 'enhanced' Document Report Generator, many of the facilities provided by Word have been incorporated into the Generator or otherwise rendered unnecessary; it is therefore likely that you would have no need to use Word in generating your reports - you can use Virtual Documents, for example, instead of Word master documents and Bookmarks
  • These topics on the use of Word are therefore included only to support users who are still working with the 'Legacy' Report Generator, or who are using Word for personal preference
  • When you develop a report using Word with Enterprise Architect, leave definition of the section styles in the Editor to the final stages just prior to report generation; Word truncates the section bookmarks, as it uses a smaller field length for sections
  • In Word, you can review and edit reports generated by Enterprise Architect, but you cannot import them back into Enterprise Architect without damaging the section style definition

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