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General Board / No English?
« on: July 23, 2013, 09:31:20 am »
If you cannot write English well, either write a request or response in your own language or write in English just asking for help and naming your language. Someone might be able to translate for you.


Se não domina o Inglês e precisa de ajuda para colocar uma questão ou entender uma resposta dada, escreva na sua própria lingua a pedir ajuda. Ou então, escreva em Inglês indicando a sua lingua. Alguém poderá fazer a tradução."


Om du inte kan uttrycka dig bra på engelska, skriv antingen ett inlägg på ditt eget språk och fråga om hjälp med att översätta, eller be om hjälp på engelska samt namnge ditt språk.


Als je geen Engels kan mag je je vraag ook altijd in het Nederlands stellen en vragen of iemand het voor jou wil vertalen.


Si vous ne savez pas poser une question en anglais vous pouvez toujours la poser en français et demander à quelqu'un de la traduire.


Pokud není Vaše angli[ch269]tina na výši a máte dotaz nebo nerozumíte odpov[ch283]di, napište [ch269]esky o pomoc. T[ch345]eba vám zde n[ch283]kdo pom[ch367]že.


Se non sai scrivere bene in inglese, è meglio se scrivi il tuo post direttamente in italiano su questo forum, aggiungendo che hai bisogno di aiuto nella traduzione e specificando che la tua lingua è "Italiano". Qualche altro utente del Forum potrebbe aiutarti a tradurre il post.


Si no puedes escribir bien en Inglés y necesitas hacer alguna pregunta o entender alguna respuesta, escríbela en tu propio idioma y pide que te ayuden con la traducción. También puedes intentar escribiéndola en Inglés y especificando cuál es tu idioma, alguien puede ayudarte con la traducción.


Falls du der englischen Sprache nicht besonders mächtig sein solltest und Hilfe brauchst beim Stellen einer Frage oder beim Verstehen der Antwort, dann schreibe einfach in deiner eigenen Sprache.
Alternativ kannst du deine Frage in Englisch stellen und schreibe deine Muttersprache hinzu. Vielleicht kann dies jemand für dich übersetzen oder dir in deiner eigenen Sprache antworten.

(Many thanks to Nuno, Alex, Robert, Geert, Graham, Jan, Paolo, Gianlucca, Emilio, Frederic and Michael for the above.)

Note to fluent English writers - please be patient and supportive with the non-English posters. The Enterprise Architect Help is translated into Japanese, and parts of it might be available in Chinese, German and Spanish. However, not all users may be able to clearly understand English or these other languages. "Read The Manual" is less helpful to them than it is to the English readers who miss the information they need.

General Board / Forum Use - Terms and Conditions
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:04:18 pm »
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General Board / Forum Etiquette
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:59:28 pm »
Just a few points to bear in mind when using the forum:

  • Use of the user forum is entirely voluntary and imposes no obligation on anyone to contribute, whether that be the general user audience or Sparx employees. So, if you post a request, it is possible that you might not get a response.
  • You increase the chances of someone providing just the information you need by first reading the EA Help installed within your product, searching the Sparx Systems website, searching this user forum, and/or doing any other research that might be possible for you; then you can ask your questions within a meaningful frame of reference.
  • You also increase your chances of a useful answer by clearly explaining your level of understanding, what it is you want to do, and what your work environment is (including version and edition of EA).
  • Most of the time someone does respond, and there is a core of people with lots of experience and knowledge who take the time and trouble to not only give you an answer, but also research your problem and test whether their solution might work for you; do not take this assistance lightly, it is very valuable
  • If a response is helpful to you, it is polite to say so and thank the person (as most people do); if you have had several responses, it is also very useful to say exactly what bit of information solved the problem
  • If a response is not helpful to you, try providing more information (as above); if you have reached the end of the road, or the response is way off target, simply ignore the response or reply with a brief message such as "Sorry, this solution did not work for me, but thanks for your help anyway."
  • By the same token, if someone does not respond politely to your help, simply ignore the response or, to indicate that they might reconsider their words, post a short message such as "Sorry, I was trying to help you."
  • Please do not be rude, call people names or become abusive, how ever apparently unhelpful or provocative the post might have been. Abusive posts are deleted by the administrators, under the terms and conditions that you agreed to by joining the forum (which are also sticky-posted in this section)
  • Have fun on the forum, stay light, enjoy the exchange of really useful knowledge and experience, freely offered and gratefully received in good humor and friendliness.
And thanks for being here!

General Board / Spreykt du franglais?
« on: April 13, 2010, 10:13:37 am »
I have commented before on how well some people on this forum write English when it is not their native language. Other people, however, find it a problem, and I often wonder how they get full value from the advice that is offered on the forum.

If you think you cannot ask your question properly in English, or you can't understand the information provided, perhaps you could also type your short question in your own language and/or ask if someone on the forum can translate for you?

I realise that the scripts and alphabets of some languages might not allow that, but if you typed in English something like "I am Xhosa, help me?" someone might be able to help.

I recognise words in many languages, but to read or write on a site in anything other than English would be far beyond me. I have a lot of patience for those who can't understand my language, but have a good try anyway.

General Board / Resource Documents
« on: August 22, 2008, 11:16:15 am »

To help you quickly locate and read information of specific interest, we have extracted topics from the EA User Guide to create 15 PDF documents, each supporting a different area of EA functionality. For example, Auditing, or Code Engineering. You can find and download these documents on the Sparx Systems web site, at:

Each booklet is indexed and, wherever necessary, has cross references to other booklets for related information. They are current for release 7.1, build 832.

General Board / Diagram <--> Element List
« on: January 31, 2008, 09:15:41 pm »
A small feature or two that somehow got missed from the 7.1 Beta Release Notes.

You can now view a diagram as an Element List, and vice-versa, from the context menu. This is in the 7.1 Help (search for Element List in the index - fewer entries).

At some point soon, this will also be documented for the Automation Interface.

ALSO you now have the option of displaying the full provenance of an element's Tagged Values, either through the Tagged Values window or on the Feature Visibility dialog. This applies only to Tagged Values that you create from now on in Release 7.1 - it is not retroactive.

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