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Paragraphs & tables

eaDocX formatting allows you to define the way in which any EA Element or stereotype will print; either Inline (text in paragraphs) or as a table.

Paragraphs

Inline formatting tells eaDocX to print each element as a series of paragraphs, with headings and body text.  You can define precisely what data is included at each heading level, and you can specify Word document styles for each heading level and the body text, to ensure the element information is presented exactly as you want.

Formatting like this looks good where there is lots to say about each attribute.

Tables

If the elements you are printing include lots of attributes, with a bit of information about each, you can format the data in tables. where each element is a row in a table.

The tight integration with Word means that you have lots of table formatting options, including:

  • What attributes appear, and in what order
  • How wide the columns are
  • Headings for the columns

 

Word Table Styles

You can also define the look and feel of tables, using Word table styles. They let you choose Word styles for text, colors for the heading and body cells and cell borders. You can also specify cell spacing.

In-line Tables

What happens if there is lots of data for one or two attributes, but only a small amount for others? eaDocX in-line tables allow you to combine the benefits of the two approaches.

For example, in a Use Case, where you may have lots to say in the Description/Notes field, but also lots of little attributes like version, author, complexity etc. Instead of having one paragraph per attribute, the attributes with less information can be grouped together in sub-tables. You can choose how and where that information is displayed.

Whichever type of formatting you choose, eaDocX makes it easy to format the way your elements appear.

As well as attributes and tagged values of each element, you can also include

  • any attribute from a related element
  • any attribute from a relationship
  • hyperlinks to related elements or relationships also included in your document

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In this way the richness of your EA model can be communicated clearly and easily.

 

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