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  • #5928
    Paul Whiston
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    I have been putting some “pseudo code” in my sceanrio descriptions but when the document is generated it seems to strip out any whitespace at the start of a line. I would like to suppress that. Any ideas.

    #5929
    eadocX Support
    Participant

    This is related to the way that EA saves this text, and how it makes it available at the API. Sometimes it adds suprious, invisible whitespace , expecially when the text has been copy/pasted from other tools.
    So, we remove it – it usually gives better results. Except in your case.
    Not a great solution, but you might add the psedo-code into a tagged value ?

    #5930
    Paul Whiston
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply – a real pity. This has somewhat soured my otherwise good evaluation. 🙁

    The EA Document generator manages it but lacks the flexibility I need

    • This reply was modified 12 years, 2 months ago by Paul Whiston.
    #5932
    eadocX Support
    Participant

    OK – looking at it now – it’s not quite doing what I remember – Generator seems to be ignoring CRLFs as well.. 🙁

    #5933
    Paul Whiston
    Participant

    I’m not having trouble with CRLFs which seem to be reproduced.
    I have tried putting a “.” at the front of every line but its still suppresses multiple white spaces to a single space.
    If I type my steps into structured spec – how do I get those to reproduce in the document as currently this doesn’t work for me.
    Thanks

    #5934
    eadocX Support
    Participant

    Ha! Found it.
    It’s my old friend, the Word HTML interface – ‘helping’ by removing leading blanks. Just added   to make sure it gets the point.

    Fixed now- just building & uploading – look for v2.2.1.04 on eaDocX.com shortly – might take a while, as my internet seems to have knocked-off for the holidays…

    #5935
    Paul Whiston
    Participant

    What was this fix supposed to do?

    I now have little “o” between each word where spaces are. This hasn’t changed my leading whitespace problem or am I going to have to live with that?

    #5936

    Sorry about that. The fix didn’t behave exactly as expected.

    We have removed v2.2.1.04 from the download page and re-published v2.2.1.3.

    We will keep working on it and update this string as soon as a new version is available.

    #5937
    Paul Whiston
    Participant

    Trying to work around my problem to put in pseudo code in scenario steps and output those but I’ve been unsuccesful in getting the steps printed.

    I have a column “Scenario steps” and in the column is “(steps)”

    I really don’t want to put it in as a “tag” as earlier suggested

    #5938
    eadocX Support
    Participant

    I have a fix ready now for the problem of missing-out leading blanks. I assume that the blanks are needed so that your pseudo-code is sensibly indented – but are the chars blanks or tabs? I’ve only done the fix for blanks, as EA doesn’t let us add tab chars into description fields, but if your psedo-code is being copied-in from somewhere else, it might have tabs as well.
    If you only have blanks, let me know, and I’ll put the fixed version onto eadocx.com this morning.

    Thanks

    #5939
    Paul Whiston
    Participant

    I have used tabs (allowed if you use CTRL-TAB keys together) but I can change those to spaces easily – in fact its probably better as tabs seem to be 8 chars could do with saving space.

    Thanks for all your efforts.

    #5940
    eadocX Support
    Participant

    Fix is now available as 2.2.1.05
    Thanks

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