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Model documentation is essential to realizing the full benefit of Enterprise Architect. Enterprise Architect provides a powerful mechanism for generating high quality, customized documentation directly from your model, in either RTF or HTML format.




See also

Specifying Content

There are many ways to specify the Enterprise Architect content being documented; you can:

Document a package and/or its child packages by manually highlighting the package and selecting a documentation control
Specify embedded packages for exclusion if child packages are recursively documented
Link a package to an RTF document template to simplify generating consistent types of documentation (for example, Use Case Reports) using the Documents feature
Select, group and order packages together in a different manner from the Project Browser by creating 'Virtual' Documents, either linked through a master document with headers, footers and contents list, or as separate individual documents


Exclude Package From Report

Save As Document

Virtual Documents

RTF Documentation

Rich text reports are documents produced by Enterprise Architect in Rich Text Format (RTF), which can be modified directly with RTF Style templates to alter the look and feel of generated output.

Using MS Word you can further enhance the separate RTF documents output from the model by connecting and interweaving them into a linked master document with headers, footers and contents list.

Enterprise Architect has a fully-featured RTF Document Generator that features:

Powerful WYSIWYG RTF style template editor support
An easy-to-use document generator
An embedded RTF viewer that enables you to view RTF documents generated by Enterprise Architect within Enterprise Architect


RTF Documents

Use MS Word

RTF Reports

You can also generate a number of RTF reports on different aspects of your model.


Other Documents

HTML Documentation

Enterprise Architect provides automated web-based publishing of models, making it simple to explore large models efficiently on-line.

Enterprise Architect enables the export of an entire model or a single branch of the model to HTML Web pages; you can also create web style templates to customize the HTML output.


HTML Reports

Learning Center topics

(Alt+F1) | Reporting