Generating your document

The usual process to create an eaDocX document is to define the Sections, specify the formatting for each Section and then generate the document to check that all is as expected.  

But it can be time consuming to do a full generate of all the information, particularly if you are using all the eaDocX features: reports, matrices, conditional formatting, hyperlinks etc.

To save time, if your document is large, you can generate individual sections using Generate Document | Draft | Section | (Your section name) or do a quick generate of the whole document using Generate Document | Draft | All Sections. These will both generate the document without any cross references but should give you a good idea of what the section or document will look like. Then when you're happy with all the sections, do a Generate | Full to generate the whole document, with all cross-references added.

Any time after that when you need to update it, regenerating it from EA is fast and simple with just two clicks: Generate | Full.

This pulls the latest EA content into your document, and a few seconds later you're ready to publish. The regeneration:

  • Updates all EA content - diagrams and text plus all cross-references

  • Updates contents of the Glossary to reflect what's been put in the document

  • Updates table of contents and figure numbers. And if you've got Document Management (DM) enabled for this document, it

  • Updates the document version, version notes and any other fields you have included

eaDocX will also save your document and for DM documents will create a document element in your model including the document profile and a link to the document location.