Author Topic: How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?  (Read 118 times)

kjourdan

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How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:55:30 pm »
I am creating activity diagrams with structured activities (simple composite).  I want these structured activities to still show as activities (no change here).  When I double click on these structured activities, the associated diagram is opened.

I would like to add hyperlinks to the parent activity diagram to move back and forth between diagrams.  When the parent activity diagram is dropped onto an activity diagram as a hyperlink, it is visualized as an activity.  Is there a way to have these hyperlinks visualized the same as hyperlinks (eg. symbol for a hyperlink shown on a class diagram).

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Re: How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 12:00:49 am »
When I do that I get a selection pane for Frame, Hyperlink etc.

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Re: How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 01:30:47 am »
In 12.1, I get the same but if you choose Hyperlink, it is displayed as an activity when placed on an activity diagram.  As such, it appears as an out of place activity that is not connected to anything. 

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Re: How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 01:42:39 am »
Oops, yes :-?

I guess if you report that as bug you get an explanation why they do that :-/

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Re: How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 10:23:04 am »
You can switch it off:

EA 12: Tools > Options > Behavior > Use Automatic Sub-Activities

EA 13: Start > Workspace > Preferences > Behavior > Use Automatic Sub-Activities
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