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How to have elements organized by swimlanes in a word/pdf document ?

Hi,

I am testing the modeler for documentation need and I made a simple example process

named ‘Example for document-01.bpm’.

In the generated document (file: ‘Example for document-01.docx’), it is a bit surprising

to have all the process elements at the same hierarchical level.

As swimlines gather process elements in a BPM point of view, I expected to see

each process actions described under a ‘swimline chapter’ as shown in the

attached file: ‘Example for document-01-expected.docx’.

Do I missed some configuration tip?

Is it a known limitation of the software?

With this feature, BIZAGI Modeler would be just… perfect!

BR,

Nicolas.

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Dear Nicolas,

In order to publish your process to Word, We will share with you an article where explains how to do it step by step, maybe you have missed one step. Please visit: word_documentation.

In addition, Bizagi Modeler has two predefined templates for the user to choose from to generate Word documentation.

  • BizagiTemplate: this template contains Bizagi's logo, water marks and styles.
  • ModelerTemplate: this template has no water marks and uses standard fonts.

You can design and define your own template in Microsoft Office Word to be used when you generate your Word documentation.

To customize your own template, take the following steps: document_template

Regards

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You can configure the order in which elements are exported as part of the export configuration. After choosing the elements to export, you can select them individually and move them up and down the export order with the arrow buttons. So you can at least sort them in the right order after milestone or swimlane descriptions, even if they are not indented.

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Dear Nicolas,

In order to publish your process to Word, We will share with you an article where explains how to do it step by step, maybe you have missed one step. Please visit: word_documentation.

In addition, Bizagi Modeler has two predefined templates for the user to choose from to generate Word documentation.

  • BizagiTemplate: this template contains Bizagi's logo, water marks and styles.
  • ModelerTemplate: this template has no water marks and uses standard fonts.

You can design and define your own template in Microsoft Office Word to be used when you generate your Word documentation.

To customize your own template, take the following steps: document_template

Regards

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Juan, Nick,

Thank you for your answers.

I have understood what

you said but the question is not about the document layout or the

possibility to manually sort the chapters in the document.

As you

know, swimlanes have a functional meaning (gather some process's

elements) and I expected to find a published document which refects this

functional meaning.

This is easy to do automatically.

Maybe this is an interresting idea for a new feature?

BR,

Nicolas.

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Dear Nicolas,

If you want to create it as an idea, you are free to create it explaning your point of view. Your ideas and suggestions are welcomed and are very important to improve our products. Please use our platform at http://feedback.bizagi.com/suite/en, to post this suggested feature.This feedback platform will allow you to share your valuable ideas so that the whole Bizagi Modeler community can vote and discuss feedback.

When voting for posts and comments, the most valuable ideas will rise up to the top. We want to make sure we solve real needs that our clients are facing with our products, and through this approach we can add the features you consider most important.

Thank you for taking the time to help us improve.