#1 Start with a Quick Document
From any package or diagram in the EA project browser, select Specialize > eaDocX > Quick document, and eaDocX will open a Word document in an EA window in a moment! The document will be based on your Word ‘normal’ template and will contain:
- Document information
- The content of your package/diagram – formatted as text or in tables
- Hyperlinks between related elements automatically inserted
- A tailored glossary of just the terms found in your document (included by default if you have populated the EA glossary)
- NB if a glossary is included, then eaDocX prints a hyperlink to the glossary at the first occurrence for each term found.
#2 Open a new Word document
In the top EA Specialize menu, choose eaDocX > New Word Document – then select from your saved Word templates, including all your standard Word contents and formatting ready to go.
An empty Word document will open inside EA – ready for you to add whatever model content you want. And it will automatically be formatted according to the saved Word Template that you have chosen.
#3 Open an existing Word document
In the top EA Specialize menu, choose eaDocX > Open Word Document. This opens a browser so you can choose to open any Word document. Not only those you’ve previously created in eaDocX, but ANY Word document from ANY location.
To add your EA data, just place the cursor in the document where you want the EA data to go, then use the eaDocX Insert menu to choose the content to add.
Once you have included some EA content in this way, when the document is saved it have an eaDocX profile, that so you can update that section directly from EA in just the same way as any other eaDocX document.
#4 Use an Auto Template
Create an eaDocX document based on a package or diagram, with all the content and formatting you need and then use that template to print other EA packages. All the profile information for every element and connector type, all the fields and Tagged values, and even the conditional formatting rules. The fastest way to create standard document sets.
Use a previously saved Auto Template, from a package or diagram in the EA project browser, select Specialize / eaDocX / Document using Auto Template
See the Auto-templates example for more information.
NB you can change the default Word templates eaDocX uses for Quick Documents and for Auto Templates, in the Settings menu.