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File Control

The Document Editor provides a number of options for changing and saving a document report file contents as a complete file.

Access Select File from the menu bar at the top of the Document Editor window, or right-click and select File within either:

-  The Content panel of the Document Template Designer or

-  The text area of the document

File control options



See also

Clear a file for redesign

Select the 'File | New' menu option. This clears the existing contents of the document.

If you have made any unsaved changes to the file, the editor prompts you to save them. If you want to protect those changes, click on the Yes button to display a browser screen and select a file path and file name to save the changes to.

This is a method of clearing out an existing document for redesign. As you do not change the name, all references to it simply pick up the changed content.

Roll back changes to previous version

Select the 'File | Revert' menu option to roll back the file contents to the previously-saved version.

Save changes

Select the 'File | Save' menu option or press Ctrl+S, to save the file contents to the current file.

Save changes as new file

Applicable to the Document Template Designer and Linked Document template editor

Select the 'File | Save As' menu option or press Ctrl+Shift+S, to save a  template contents under a new file name, which you are prompted to type in.

Import an RTF file

Select the 'File | Import' menu option. This imports the contents of an existing document into the current file.

The 'Import' option is useful when creating documents from existing documents external to Enterprise Architect, such as your own corporate standards templates and, in conjunction with the 'New' option, of updating the document from the external file.

Import a Document Template

Export a Document file

Select the 'File | Export' menu option. This saves your document to an external document file.

The 'Export' option is useful for saving a specific template or document to be imported into another project.

Update the standard styles used

Select the 'File | Update Styles' menu option to either:

  • Re-import the standard styles from Normal.rtf, into the current document, or
  • Apply one of the system-supplied standard Stylesheets to the document

A submenu displays from which you select the appropriate style source.

This is useful for maintaining consistency of styles across all your documents, including such things as numbering formats.

The Normal.rtf Style Template Selecting a Stylesheet

Filter the content of a document report template

Select the 'File | Document Options' menu option. This displays the reporting 'Document Options' dialog, which you use to set filters for object properties and for specific elements, connectors and element features.

Document Options

Close the file and editor

Select the 'File | Close' menu option to close the Document Editor; if you have any unsaved changes, a prompt displays to save them.

Learning Center topics

  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Reporting | RTF Templates | Filter Elements
  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Reporting | RTF Templates | Filter Connectors