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Is there a way to improve Word documentation?

I just created a process and Modeler is great to do that. Then I created a Word template, as specified in the documentation, but the result is far to be acceptable. Of course all the styles are exactly as I expected but:

  1. the modeler adds a blank line after each paragraph, sometimes two, so that text is spread across the page and looks ugly
  2. Many sections are not managed by styles, but normal indented and/or bold text, so that it is not possible to style them by using the template styles
  3. A lot of descriptions have not the ModelerNormal style applied, but an unnamed style based on original font (Segoe UI)
  4. The symbols of elements in bizHeadingX titles are too big and with not enough space between the symbol and numbering and between the symbol and heading text
  5. It is not possible to select which information for each section should be exported. Of course it is possible to select diagrams and flow items, but within an item, it is not possible to tell which attributes should be listed.
  6. Attributes are listed one after the other, so that the document is hardly readable (too spread): a better approach would be to use a table for attributes related to a flow element (task, event, ...)
  7. In portrait templates it might be useful to have diagrams in landscape mode, because in portrait mode are too small.

There are other problems but they are minor ones.

Thank you in advance.

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Dear Dario de Judicibus,

According the documentation, Bizagi supports to create document template. For further information: http://help.bizagi.com/processmodeler/en/index.html?document_template.htm

Fonts for properties and attributes of tasks can be changed in modeler using the rich text editor, for this reason, when the model is published to word, it takes the font previously changed in modeler, not the word template font. For instance, if we want to change the font for three properties, we have to change each of them using the rich text editor.

Regards

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Juan Zuluaga wrote:

Dear Dario de Judicibus,

According the documentation, Bizagi supports to create document template. For further information: http://help.bizagi.com/processmodeler/en/index.html?document_template.htm

Fonts for properties and attributes of tasks can be changed in modeler using the rich text editor, for this reason, when the model is published to word, it takes the font previously changed in modeler, not the word template font. For instance, if we want to change the font for three properties, we have to change each of them using the rich text editor.

Regards

Juan,

did you read my question? I was asking something completely different.

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Dear Dario,

Thank you for your feedback. We will change the status of this post as an idea to be developed in a future release.

Regards

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  1. the modeler adds a blank line after each paragraph, sometimes two, so that text is spread across the page and looks ugly
  2. Attributes are listed one after the other, so that the document is hardly readable (too spread): a better approach would be to use a table for attributes related to a flow element (task, event, ...)"

The same thing bothers me

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  1. the modeler adds a blank line after each paragraph, sometimes two, so that text is spread across the page and looks ugly
  2. Attributes are listed one after the other, so that the document is hardly readable (too spread): a better approach would be to use a table for attributes related to a flow element (task, event, ...)"

For me the same. Any resolutions?

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you can create a table as an attribute.

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Hello Bruno,

how can you add a Table as an attribute?

What I want to do is exporting the process steps into a word table mainly:

Icon of the task1, Name of the task1, description task1 - next column - Icon of the task2, Name of the task2, description task2 ...

Is there any possibility to change the export logic that it goes directly into a word table?

Best Regards

Fabian

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The document generation process should definitely be using styles for all elements, this would allow us to have complete control over the look and feel of the published Word documentation.

Has there been any update on this?