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Using the Help Panel

The 'Help' panel provides access to the powerful Help system and to a wide range of on-line facilities to support your use of the tool, including the management of Licence Keys. The Help system contains both overviews of functional areas of the application and detailed topics on how to use specific tools, helping you to be highly productive. The Help is normally accessed as an on-line, web-based system, but you can select to download the file-based Help to provide a local Help system. You can also open the Learning Center, which provides user-focused guidance for common tasks.

Available Facilities

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Help

The Help icon opens a menu containing a wealth of options for opening and exploring the Help, obtaining information from a number of other sources, and requesting support from Sparks Systems.

  • Open Help System - opens the Help as a set of pages in HTML format, either on the web or local to your system, beginning with the Introduction to Enterprise Architect page
  • Search Help - opens the 'Find in Files' search facility, which you use to specify and search for a text string in the Help
  • Go to Help Topic - opens a specific Help topic that you identify by name, if you already know the topic you want to display
  • Open Keyboard Accelerator Map - displays the 'Help Keyboard' dialog, which identifies which keyboard keys have been mapped to Enterprise Architect commands; you can customize these mappings if necessary
  • Configure Google Translate - displays a short dialog in which you specify the language into which you want to translate the online Help when you display a page; the requested page is passed to the Google Translate site and displayed in the specified language (this option does not operate on the downloaded local Help)
  • Explore Online Resources - opens a submenu of options for accessing resources on the Sparx Systems web site:
         -  Install Help Locally - displays a prompt to download the EA User
            Guide installer file (EAUserGuide.msi), which you use to install
            the Help files locally
         -  User Forum and News - opens the Sparx Systems User Forum,
            which you can read as a guest or as a logged-in user
         -  Request a Feature - opens the standard form for submitting a request
            for a feature you would like to see in Enterprise Architect
         -  Bug Report Page - opens the standard form for reporting the details
            of a bug you have found in Enterprise Architect (also prompts you
            for your registered user ID and password)
         -  Automation Interface - opens the Sparx Systems web page on the
            Automation Interface, providing a number of examples of its use
         -  Introducing UML - accesses the Sparx Systems online UML
            tutorials
         -  Pricing and Purchase Options - displays details on purchasing or
            upgrading Enterprise Architect over the internet
  • Open the Example Model - opens the EAExample model within the current instance of Enterprise Architect
  • Register and Manage Your License Key(s) - configure and manage the license keys used to register Enterprise Architect and its Add-Ins
  • Check for Updates - displays the Sparx Systems web page on the latest build and its release notes
  • View the License Agreement - displays the Enterprise Architect End User License Agreement
  • Ordering Information - displays information on how to purchase Enterprise Architect.
  • Read Me - displays the Readme.txt file, which details the changes and enhancements in Enterprise Architect, build by build
  • About EA - displays a window showing your installation details, including the program version, your registration key, your repository connection, the Enterprise Architect edition, and your user id
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Home Page

Click on this option to open the Home page of the Sparx Systems web site.

Help and Support

Libraries

Click on the drop-down arrow to display these commands;

  • Learning Center - displays the Learning Center as a view in the central workspace area.
  • Download Library - download the Learning Center library from the Sparx Reusable Asset Service Registry.
  • Manage Libraries - install, enable and disable Library files
Learning Center

Register

Click on this option to register a new Enterprise Architect license key.

Adding License Keys

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