Styles, Special Text, Table of Contents

The editor supports Character and Paragraph-type stylesheet style items:

  • The Character stylesheet style constitutes a set of character formatting attributes and is applied to a character string
  • The Paragraph stylesheet style constitutes both a set of character formatting attributes and a set of paragraph formatting attributes, and is applied to one or more paragraphs

You can also include special, structured text in the document, such as page number, date and time and text input fields.

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Use double-byte characters

Select the Edit | Inline Ime menu option

This enables you to enter double-byte characters without using an external IME application

 

Create and edit styles

Select the Edit | Edit Style menu option

The Edit Stylesheet dialog displays

Select the appropriate radio button to define a character style or a paragraph style

Either select an existing style to modify from the list box, or type in a name for a new style; click on the OK button to begin recording the style properties

You can use the ruler, toolbar or menu selections to modify the style items; these also reflect the currently-selected properties for the stylesheet item - please note that the paragraph properties are enabled only for the paragraph stylesheet items

After you have defined the required style, either select the Edit | Edit Style menu option again or click anywhere in the document:

  • If you modified an existing stylesheet item, the document automatically reflects the updated style
  • If you created a new stylesheet item, you can apply the style to highlighted text by selecting the Font | Style or Paragraph | Style menu options

 

Apply character styles

Select the Font | Style menu option to apply a stylesheet style to a highlighted character string

 

Apply paragraph styles

Select the Paragraph | Style menu option to apply a stylesheet style to a highlighted paragraph or range of paragraphs

 

Insert a table of contents

Create and apply the required heading styles using the Edit | Edit Style menu option, as above

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the table of contents and select the Insert | Table of Contents menu option

The table of contents is automatically updated whenever repagination occurs

Repagination

Insert date and time fields

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the current date and time, and select the Insert | Date and Time menu option

The Insert Current Date/Time dialog displays, from which you select the required date and time format

The date and time are automatically updated whenever the page text is refreshed

 

Insert your own data fields

Not Supported In The Enterprise Architect RTF Generator

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the data field and select the Insert | Data Field menu option

The Data Field Parameters dialog displays, in which you enter the field name and data value

 

Insert your own text entry field

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the text entry field and select the Insert | Text Input Field menu option

The Input Field Parameters dialog displays, in which you enter:

  • The field name
  • The initial value to display as a default
  • The maximum length of the field
  • The text font in which to display the text

You also specify whether or not the field has a border

For example: Hello {insert name field}

 

Insert a selectable checkbox

Move the cursor to the point at which to insert the checkbox and select the Insert | Checkbox Field menu option

The Checkbox Field Parameters dialog displays, in which you enter:

  • The field name
  • Whether it defaults to selected
  • The size of the box surrounding the check

 

Define level numbering in generated document

Select the Edit | List and Overrides menu option

Set up the numbering list and the list overrides

Apply the numbering list to the headings set for packages and elements, using paragraph numbering

User defined list numbering