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PM35579: DOORS Export to Word of an Enhanced Metafile OLE Invisible

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After upgrading to DOORS 9.3.0.2 from DOORS 9.3.0.1, exporting a
    module that contains an enhanced metafile OLE object to word
    causes the OLE object to be invisible in the Word output.
    
    Possible Workarounds
    Use a different type of OLE object such as a regular metafile
    which does show in the resulting Word export.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    RTF control used in DOORS since 9.2 is no longer supporting
    directly \emfblip\ object data, and it converts most of the
    picture files to wmetafile8. This works fine for formats but
    Enhanced Metafile Picture which is no longer 'exportable'
    from DOORS. Every export operation (e.g. to Word,
    richTextWithOle, etc) results in empty \wmetafile8\ object
    which has dimensions of original EMF file.
    
    Note: \emfblip is supported by RTF in version 1.6 (the one
    from currect Rich Edit Control) but only Word is able to
    render it. WordPad will not render this object.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Inserting OLE directly to RichTextBox Control was converting
    EMF to WMF, thus a OLE of Enhanced Metafile Picture is
    pasted to the RTB Control and this preserves its properties.
    Object inserted this way can be exported to Word as visible
    image.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM35579

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    930

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-03-24

  • Closed date

    2011-09-28

  • Last modified date

    2011-09-28

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R930 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.3

Reference #: PM35579

Modified date: 28 September 2011