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How do you navigate large Modules? / How to display chapter stucture / table of contents within DOORS?


R J (132) | asked Aug 09, 4:40 a.m.
Hey everyone,
navigating large modules is very complicated. Am I doing something wrong?

This is why I was wondering if there is any way to dispay the chapter structure or table of contents for navigation purposes within a Module. Kind of how one would expect from a Word file.
The following posts suggests using an extension, but I feel there must be a native way to achieve that.

I figured using bookmarks, but that becomes convoluted quickly because the bookmarks are visible everywhere, and they need to be maintained manually. Reducing the visibility of bookmarks to a module does not appear to be possible (admittably that would abuse the concept of bookmarks considerably).

A work around I'm currently using involves a view that only shows headings, and scrolling to desired chapter to the top visible row and switching back to the view I intended to use.

How do you navigate large modules?

Greetings

Raphael

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Richard Hall (10519) | answered Aug 09, 11:35 a.m.

As stated in the other post the Module Explorer extension is the way to achieve this.

Is there a reason that you do not want to use this?


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R J commented Aug 10, 9:41 a.m.
Hi Richard,
using code I find on wikis without having fully understood it seems like a considerable security issue, so I'd like to avoid it if possible.
Maybe it's time to read up on the API, I just didn't expect it to happen so soon.
Greetings
Raphael

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Richard Hall (10519) | answered Aug 10, 10:32 a.m.

In this case the add-in is provided by IBM which IMO gives little more of a security issue than if they included it with the initial install of the DOORS NG software.


The source code is available to inspect and/or modify as you wish


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Jean-François CHAPELLE (233) | answered Aug 12, 9:37 a.m.

 It's a shame that the explorer module function as it existed in DOORS 9.x, has not been carried over to DNG...


There is a "Module Explorer" widget whose link must be on the forum. This widget reproduces what is found under DOORS 9.x to quickly access any chapter of the module.


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Kim Boshers commented Aug 15, 9:39 a.m.

Agree.  Can anyone tell me which part of the code to change to have turn off wrapping as the default? Also, is there a way to show in the module explorer only what is currently in the module view?

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