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Document Order

The order in which information is compiled into a virtual document depends on:

  • The sequence of Model Document elements in a Report Package element
  • Whether you define a Model Search in a Model Document element (not for web reports)
  • Whether you define a Package list in a Model Document element, and how you order that list

You can review and, if necessary, amend the order in which information is to be compiled, before you generate the document or web page.

Document Sequences

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Model Document Sequence

When you generate a document from a Report Package element, the sequence in which the sections are created is determined by the order in which the child Model Document elements are listed in the Project Browser.

You can create elements anywhere in a diagram, therefore for sequencing information the document generator refers to the Project Browser.

If necessary, change the sequence using the green Up Arrow button and Down Arrow button in the Project Browser header bar to move a Model Document element up or down within the Package.

The Project Browser Project Browser Toolbar

Model Search

A Model Search operates on the database, and accesses records in the order in which they are stored; this order depends on many factors, and can change with database maintenance.

Therefore, the sequence of information provided by the search is unpredictable.

Package Order

When you create a Package list in a Model Document element, the sequence of information is determined by the order in which the Package attributes are listed within the element.

You can change the sequence using the 'Attributes' page of the 'Features' dialog and, if you prefer a Package to be in a different section of the document, you can move the attribute from one Model Document element to another.

Change sequence of Packages in a Model Document element

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1

In the Project Browser or diagram, right-click on the Model Document element and select the 'Attributes' option.

The 'Features' dialog displays at the 'Attributes' page.

2

In the Attributes list, right-click on the attribute to move and select 'Move Up' or 'Move Down' to change the order in which the corresponding Packages are included in the documentation.

3

Click on the Close button.

Move a Package attribute from one Model Document to another

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1

In the Project Browser, expand both Model Document elements so that they list their Package attributes.

2

Click-and-hold on the attribute to move, and drag it onto the name of the target Model Document element.

3

Release the mouse button.

The attribute is removed from the source element and added to the top of the list of attributes in the target element.

4

If necessary, move the attribute down the attribute list, as described in the Change sequence of Packages in a Model Document element section.

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