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28th April 2020

New options in Auto Templates. Documents can now have multiple sections added them, allowing complex documents to be setup, then generated quickly and easily.

Also, the eaDocX user interface is starting to move to the new V5 look & feel. We hope you like it.


6th April 2020

Removed the check in Auto Templates which warns the user when an auto-template comes from a different repository. Enables auto-templates to be developed and tested using one repository, then deployed on another.

- allows for import of Attribute.dataType with eaXL.

- 'Save As' function for DM-managed documents now works as expected


31st March 2020

Added new options and setup dialog for Quick Documents.

These can now use content from Word template files (dotx, dotm) as well as printing a glossary at the end of Quick Documents by default. Lots of new Quick Document options as well.

Also start of eaDocX re-branding, so there may be some inconsistencies in formatting for the next few releases.


3rd Feb 2020

Lots of changes to eaXL:

Export and import of data are now done in a separate thread, so you can see progress, and cancel is things are not going well

Whilst eaXL is importing/exporting is running, all other eaXL functions are locked

Bulk import of relationships/connectors is now working again (not upgraded when we introduced V4 - sorry...)

Help for eaXL has been updated to V4

Functions to add new worksheets have been fixed

'Create from Template' has been updated for V4

Various typos fixed

All eaXL tabs are now prefixed with 'eaXL' so it's easier to see which tabs are diagrams, and which are eaXL tabs


24th January 2020

In eaDocX/Excel, added progress indicators for export and import of data to/from Excel. These can also be canceled, if the import/export is taking a long time

Also put back the 'import relationships' function (see help)


2nd January 2020

Added new setting to allow for export of all diagrams in BITMAP format, which fixes the issue of the right-hand part of the image box not appearing, but can make the image a bit fuzzy sometimes.

Default behavior is as current - export as METAFILE. Option to change is in APPLICATION settings, under 'Diagram Settings': "Use a bitmap format when copying diagrams from EA". Set to true to export as bitmap.

Fixes the issue where the right-hand border of diagrams does not appear.


Added additional option for tables to choose the style for table captions (see below)


6th November 2019

New feature to allow inline tables (tables of attributes from a single element) to have table numbers auto-generated, so they can appear in a table-of-tables looking nice. see Table formatting options


5th November 2019

Fix to use of EA searches in eaXL


25th October 2019

Added a new feature for printing of instances of elements which have similar structures. See Inherited formatting for instances.

Also improved the code, and the help, for instance printing the old way - with separate Profiles for each kind of element which has instances.


17th October 2019

Put back the Excel 'Compare' function. This compares what is in your spreadsheet with what's currently in EA, before you decide to do an import. See Comparing Excel and EA


4th October 2019

New: Added new feature, to make use of EA attribute colors (such as for 'status') as conditional formatting in tables.

see Using EA Colors


30th September 2019

New: Instances (elements of type 'Object') will now print with the eaDocX Profile for 'Object', if no profile can be found for the specific instance

This MAY make a difference to existing documents, which DO have profiles for instances of specific types, but which have chosen to delete some of them so as not to print specific instances.


2eptember 2019

New: eaDocX can now use Word style names which have spaces. This is the oldest EA bug, and comes from a restriction of the Word HTML API, which we've now found a way around.

Fixes: various fixes to the UI for Document Management.

22nd July 2019

New Feature: eaDocX can now print Attributes (that is, attributes of classes) using scripts. Please remember that these scripts get passed a list of Attribute GUIDs, not element ones


7th July 2019

Added back the Phone Function which goes to to ask about new releases, top-of-the-day etc.

Note: eaDocX will still not auto-update: just tell you that new versions are available.

New Features:

- two new attributes for any element: 'Appears in diagrams' and 'appears in diagrams - hyperlink'. Shows in which diagrams an element appears, or a hyperlink to the diagram (if it appears in the document)

4th June 2019

Fixed error with UI for eaDocX/XL, when defining new related elements.

28th May 2019


1 - removed timeout on running of scripts, so they no longer show a 'timeout' message if they are taking a long time to run.

2 - changed behavior when adding new sections from the EA project browser. Now only generates new Profiles for elements which don't already have one, instead of overwriting them all.

15th May 2019

- new feature to allow for loading of Report formats from an external Profile XML file. Makes it easier to put the same report into multiple documents

- fix to loading of V3 document, where they have Element reports, and those element reports have custom formatting, and that custom formatting has nested formats.

30th April 2019

Significant change to eaXL, so that when opening a spreadsheet for the first time on a package, data will load asynchronously, so user has a change to say 'cancel' if it's taking too long

Also, this process speeded-up a lot!

Fixes to generation of multiple document (from a diagram of documents) so it allows for external documents. Also more checks for external documents which are not found.

Fixes an error with which had a missing DLL from the installer

4th April 2019

Fix to adding of Document Version history in documents which use Document Management

27th March 2019

Fixes for:

- printing of stereotyped Element Tests

21st Feb 2019

Fixed issues with 'Save As' for some documents

4th Feb 2019

Fix to error when doing a 'Quick Document' on a diagram which has 'Text'  elements.

12th December 2018

- fixed issue with export of tagged-value data in eaXL using V3 profiles.

- Also changed eaXL UI to make it scale better, and hopefully more readable. MAY also look better on high-DPI screens.

- NOTE: eaXL Search is not tested in this version, due to lack of time. If you rely on this function, then don't upgrade - yet.

10th December 2018

fix to eaXl, when opening new empty workbooks, and adding Package sheets

Fix to generation of heading greater than 6. Remember that to use headings >6, you must have heading styles in Word which do not have spaces, and add those styles to the document settings / Inline settings / Heading override

18th October 2018


Error when inserting images which are not present in the current repository

Error when removing/adding Document Management to some documents

Error where Element Report custom formatting options don't display correctly


New in 3.9.1

oeaDocX can now print just the connectors in a diagram. Really useful in cases where it's the links in a diagram which are interesting such as with the Messages in a BPMN process flow. See Diagram Connector Options

oSome new attributes are now printable for attributes of classes/tables: isID, Style and Container.


diagram options for 'print diagram and contents' can now be combined with 'exclude from section'.


New in 3.9.0

eaDocX now has a non-admin installer.
We know that getting admin rights to a machine can be hard for some users, so now you have the option to install eaDocX - for the current user only - without having admin rights.

Relationship table can use multi-hop links. Complicated to explain, easy to use.

Sorting now enabled for columns which are relationships


Previously in eaDocX 3.8

Model Expert had a technology demo in this version, now moved out into a separate product

HTML Generator now prints Cross-reference reports.

new reports for Collaboration Edition

New word paragraph style for the spaces between tables - make them as large/small as you like

Can now choose from ANY word paragraph style in the document - not just those which are used elsewhere in the document



Previously new in 3.7

Support for EA RTF Master- and Model documents

If you have already tried to produce documents using the built-in EA RTF generator, then you may already have some Master documents or model documents defined.

eaDocX 3.7 can now use those master- and model-document definitions to create eaDocX documents.

Note: eaDocX can't re-use the RTF templates from EA - they are just too complicated. Which is probably why you're looking at eaDocX!

3.7.1 - A Quick and Simple Word document importer

See Importing Word Documents

Previously in 3.6

Collaboration Edition

With eaDocX v3.6 is a new option to purchase a new edition: Collaboration Edition. This allows you to generate your documents as HTML files, and have your reviewers browse and comment on them using any web browser. Their comments are saved immediately in your EA repository, where you can review and action them. See [Collaboration Edition] for more details - NB14/08/20: Collaboration edition is no longer supported. Please see Interactive Documents all features in Corporate & Professional Editions.

Corporate Edition

Internal Documents. You can now save your eaDocX documents inside your EA model: no more losing documents, no more SharePoint?

New feature to allow import of connections between elements, as well as elements. See Adding Relationships

Better user interface to manage the People involved in a document all features in Professional Edition.

Professional Edition

You can now set an additional location for Word Templates (either .dotx or .dotm files) e.g. my documents/custom word templates. This is in addition to the default location for templates in AppSettings

New attribute to print linked documents of related elements

Where you print a Tagged value which looks like an EA Guid, eaDocX will try to print a hyperlink to the element, if that element is present in the document. Otherwise, the GUID will print.


Release 3.5

HTML Generation

oCreates a single HTML file from your document: easier to upload to intranets, easier to manage

oCompatible with the existing eaDocX Document Management.

oWith eaDocX HTML documents you get clickable diagrams, just like with the EA HTML generator: click on an element in the diagram to jump to the element details, if that element is in your document somewhere.

oNew attribute in the DocumentInformation 'element' to allow printing of images from the EA image library. Also a little image browser. Means you can now have professional-looking title pages, which are 100% generated from your EA model.

oNote: there are some restrictions to this beta - see Known Restrictions

Diagram Filters

oSet all of a specified set of diagrams to print in a specific way, or not print at all.

Inline Style Overrides

oAllows individual attributes of an element/stereotype, which are printing Inline, to choose a specific Word Paragraph Style. This allows, for example, a Document Information section to create a good-looking title page for the document, which is useful for HTML documents.


oLots of updates to the help, in response to customer requests

oclip0007Settings which may be changed in order to support your local language are highlighted:

Minor changes:

oTagged-values which have tagged-value notes will now print the TV value and the notes, like: "TV value: and these are the notes."

oImproved error-handling for Floating Licences: helps to diagnose network connectivity issues.