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Red letter "A" in package diagram
« on: June 12, 2015, 01:57:11 am »
I have discovered a letter "A" in red font inside a package on a package diagram.

Can anyone explain its significance?

Numerous searches in the online help (and this forum) for "red", "letter" and "a" have failed to produce the answer.

Thank you for enlightening me!

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 03:03:19 am »
The element has a linked document.

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 02:00:49 am »
I am not sure that Geert's sales pitch quite answered my question.

Does anyone else have an answer to offer?

Many thanks,

GC.

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 02:07:47 am »
It does answer your question, though (and not just for pushing my own sales).

Maybe you can post a picture?

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 03:09:01 am »
From TFM
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In diagrams, any element that has a linked document is marked with an A symbol in the bottom right corner.

Actually typing in "red letter A" in the helpfile index will get you to the same page.

Geert

But you probably won't believe me and my "sales pitch" I guess :(

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 02:50:36 pm »
Seriously.

Just searching for "red" works...

It returns:
Border
Exclamation Mark
Letter A
Letter T
Object Outline
Package Icon Corner
Triangle
Triangle, In Model Search Results
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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 11:06:20 am »
To be fair AndyJ, you were using the EA help itself,
in which case searching for "letter" also works.

But if our friend was using the website search, then, and I am going to use a technical term here, the website search sucks.

A search of the website EA user manual (which is hard because the website really wants you to search "Sparx Systems") returns the following (it seems the website people do not understand what a token is).
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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 11:36:21 am »
That is pretty funny.

 :D
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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 04:06:56 pm »
designed to make the difference between structured, structugreen and structublue ;D
« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 04:07:13 pm by Geert.Bellekens »

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2015, 09:38:38 pm »
Our kiwi friend is on the money.  I used the website to search for my answer.  I agree with his analysis.

However, I have now used the index of the built-in application help function and can find the answer, as pointed out by AndyJ.  The morale of this story would appear to use the application help, which is a pain because the same contents could be available on the website and I wouldn't need to occupy a floating license just to educate myself.

Apologies to Geert if I misunderstood his offer of assistance.  I read "The element has a linked document" and understood that this was posted by the forum editor to indicate that he had posted a link to EA-Matic.  Doh!  He was giving me the answer!  Far too succinct and subtle for me, Geert.  Do you forgive my ignorance?

Thanks to all for your assistance and I'm glad if the post has brought a few more smiles to the world.  There should be more smiling!

 :)

GC

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2015, 09:58:05 pm »
No hard feelings here  :)

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 10:07:14 am »
I thought I'd try the search above out on the all new 12.1 user guide.


Apparently the search is not 'all new'.

I quote from the 12.1 beta notes
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The Enterprise Architect User Guide or Help has been redesigned to make it [highlight]easier to search[/highlight] and navigate. By default, it will be accessed via the Internet.

Access to the Help and the ability to search the Help, is now seamlessly embedded into the Enterprise Architect 12.1 menu system
The format of the Enterprise Architect User Guide is now web based, ensuring that you always have access to the most up to date and relevant Help content at all times
« Last Edit: September 18, 2015, 10:08:41 am by skiwi »
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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2015, 08:01:13 pm »
fail

q.

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 03:10:21 am »
Oh no!  What a c***-up.  Or perhaps I'm being unfair, may be it'll get fixed before the official release of 12.1

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Re: Red letter "A" in package diagram
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 01:54:04 pm »
And now 12.1 has been officially released ...
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