Why I cannot manage my Doc. Composer Templates?

I would like to make change to the Doc. Composer templates but received error complaining on the permission.

Complain on lack of permission to edit Doc. Composer templates

Complain on lack of permission to edit Doc. Composer templates

This is caused by you didn’t have sufficient permission enabled in your VPository. To solve this problem: Read more

Why my Doc. Field not showing in Doc. Composer?

All properties of the document are shown below. You can see that the Doc. Fields are defined correctly, but why Doc. Composer still had invalid warning message?

Doc. Field not being recognized in Doc. Composer

Doc. Field not being recognized in Doc. Composer

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Creating document with Doc. Composer using Open API

The Doc. Composer allows you to create document for your model in a fully customized way. You can  customize the layout of your document by simply modifying the XML templates and specify what’s inside your document by drag & drop the templates into it, just like creating a diagram. But the drag & drop is a manual process, which you need to do it every time when you want to create a new document. Also after adding new contents, you will need to update it manually by adding the new elements into your existing document. In this article, we will show you how you can make use of the Open API to construct a document in a programmatic way, which can save you a lots of time. Read more

How to lookup the content of your Doc. Composer template for reference

tomcat-thumbDoc. Composer allows you to develop documents for your models tailored to your company/industry requirements and standards. You can decide how the model data are being presented in the document by customized the document templates. When customizing the document templates, referencing from those bundled by Visual Paradigm would always be a good point to kick start. But when you start look at the bundled templates, you may found that many of the bundled templates are actually referencing to other templates, and you may have difficulty on fining out the actual templates. In this article we will show you how to find out the actual templates so that you can reference to it and start modify your own template. Read more

How to Share Doc. Composer Templates with your Teammates

tomcat-thumbDoc. Composer allows you to develop documents for your models tailored to your company/industry requirements and standards. You can decide how the model data are being presented in the document by customize the document templates. If your team is using Teamwork Server or VPository as the collaboration development platform, your customized templates can automatically synchronize between team members so that you don’t need to manually manage deploy the templates to members. Read more

Create detail report for wireframes with Doc. Composer

Interface design with Visual Paradigm’s wireframe provide analyst a way to visualize what the system will look like and how clients can interact with the system. When modeling with wireframe, extra details of specific wireframe elements can be documented inside the specification dialog, and they can be output to documents when needed. In this article we will show you how to output individual elements of your wireframe including its description in tabular form using Doc. Composer. We will also show you how to filter out the elements by its type when outputting to Doc. Composer. Read more

Output model elements in tabular form with Doc. Composer

Doc. Composer comes with a set of built-in element templates written in XML, and you can also create and edit your own templates. In this article we will show you how to create a template to list out all the use cases in your project, by modifying from one of the default bundled template.

Suppose the project we working on already have use case diagrams plus some use cases, to output all use cases in a single table with Doc. Composer: Read more

Where are the element templates in VP 12.1?

“Where are the element templates gone?”, is a question being asked frequently by users who have recently upgraded to Visual Paradigm 12.1, and discovered that the XML template files to use in developing document are no longer exist. So where are the element templates gone?

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How to Share Report Composer Templates Effectively with VP Teamwork Server [Obsolete]

This article is out-dated. For user on Visual Paradigm 12.1 or above please refer to How to Share Doc. Composer Templates with your Teammates for details about how to share your templates.

Share Report Composer template Report Composer allows you to develop reports tailored to your company/industry requirements and standards. You can decide the project data to show in a report as well as to control the flow of content. You can decide the document component (e.g. table, plain paragraph, etc) to use as well as to “decorate” them with proper styles. All these can be achieved easily by writing your own templates, or by editing those pre-defined.

All Visual Paradigm modeling software come with a rich set of pre-defined Report Composer templates, fulfilling most of the fundamental reporting needs. Users can customize them for specialized reporting requirements. Moreover, templates can be shared across the team to maintain a common standard for reports produced by different team members.

In this article, we will see how to share report composer template effectively with Visual Paradigm Teamwork Server. In order to perform the steps outlined below, you need to have both the modeling software (VP-UML/Agilian/Logizian) and Teamwork Server Corporate Edition ready.

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