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Applying Conditional Formatting

Help readers find the things that need their attention, decisions and actions, with eaDocX conditional formatting.

Make it obvious what's important

With eaDocX you can define formatting rules that automatically apply based on what’s in your model.

For example, create a rule that gives ‘high’ priority elements a red background. Or format what is printed based on numerical values in the model. Choose the rule type you need, and you can even replace text.

Rules can highlight missing or inconsistent content WITHIN an element or package, or BETWEEN elements, so you can set eaDocX to flag problems, such as if connectors are missing. Just look for the artists palette board icon.

eaDocX does the hard work, automatically applying the rules, so you don’t have to. And it leaves the underlying model unchanged.
So you can add readability AND model quality, all with some simple rules.

For more about Conditional Formatting

see the eaDocX Help

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