After you create a new project or open a Project File, you can modify any of the project documents by changing the document structure, updating attributes of objects, commenting on objects, or linking objects.
When you open a Project Folder, all project documents are opened in read-only mode. To edit a document, click Document and select Start Editing Document, or press CtrlShiftE. When you finish changing the document click Document and select Finish Editing Document, or press CtrlShiftE. This feature allows multiple editors to work independently on different documents simultaneously, see Edit Documents Exclusively.
Tip: You can edit documents of a project in multiple project windows.
Note: If you are using the FREE plan, then you cannot edit projects with more than 150 objects or more documents, see Compare Plans.
Add a new document object before, after, or as a child of the selected document object. To create new objects, select Edit, and mouseover Add Object. Select one of the following options:
Alternatively, use the shortcuts as shown above. Press CtrlEnter to insert a new object after, press CtrlShiftEnter to insert a new object before, or press CtrlAltEnter to insert a new object as a child of the currently selected object.
The new document object gets automatically a unique ID in the current document. You can edit its heading or text description in a rich text editor.
Note: You cannot create new objects in a deleted section, if document is sorted by other column than Description, or if a filter is active, see Filter, Sort and Search Requirements.
To delete the selected object (including the whole subtree containing all its children), click Edit and select Delete Objects, or press CtrlDelete. You can also click the toolbar icon. Note: Deleted objects are not removed from the document, but are rather marked as deleted. All edit operations are disabled for deleted objects.
You can choose whether to display the deleted objects with full details or to display only the first line of text. Click Edit and select Preferences. In the Preferences dialog select Show details of deleted objects. The following image shows deleted objects without details:
To undelete a selected deleted object from the project (including the whole subtree containing all its children and all deleted parents on the path to the document root), click Edit and select Delete Objects, or press CtrlDelete. You can also click the toolbar button.
To permanently remove (purge) selected deleted objects (including their deleted subtrees) press Edit, mouseover Purge Objects, and select Purge Selected, or press CtrlShiftDel. Note: Purging a deleted object also removes all deleted children, but does not work on non-deleted objects.
To purge all deleted objects in the current document, select Purge All from the Purge drop-down.
You can copy objects into the application clipboard and paste them into the same or another document. Each pasted object is assigned a new ID and is placed into the tree structure of the target document.
To copy the selected objects into the application clipboard, click Edit and select Copy, click icon in the toolbar, or press CtrlC.
To paste copied objects from the application clipboard, click Edit and select Paste, click icon in the toolbar, or press CtrlV. In the Paste popup menu, select whether you want to copy the values of custom attributes, attachments, or copy object links. And specify the location of the pasted objects here:
Select the Link to Origin option to link each new copy to its origin. To display the links between a copy and its origin and all links inherited from the origin, click Edit and select Preferences. From the dialog, choose Show origin and inherited links. For more information, see Copy or Inherit Links.
You can move objects or whole sections easily. Cut them into the application clipboard and paste them into the same or another document. When you paste objects into another document, they are marked as deleted in the source document. In the target document, the objects will get new IDs.
To cut the selected objects into the application clipboard, click Edit and select Cut, click icon in the toolbar, or press CtrlX.
To paste cut objects, click Edit and select Paste, click icon in the toolbar, or press CtrlV.
You can also move a selected object in the document hierarchy. Click Edit, mouseover Move Objects, and select from the following options or use the corresponding shortcuts:
|Swap object with the previous sibling
|Swap object with the next sibling
|Promote object one level higher
|Demote object one level lower
You can merge descriptions and links of sibling requirements. For instance, after import from Word if a requirement is described in more Word paragraphs, see Import from MS Word.
To merge selected document objects, click Edit and select Merge Objects. Merging objects is enabled when at least 2 consecutive objects are selected and none of them has a child or is deleted.
The selected objects are merged into the first selected object as follows:
You can set for each document object its section heading or text description, which are displayed in the Description column of the requirements table. You can also set values of custom attributes, which are displayed in separate columns.
To open the Description editor, press Enter or F2 shortcut or double click on the corresponding table cell.
In the inline rich text editor, you can use only basic rich text formatting from the toolbar:
When the Description editor is open, the application automatically choose the heading or text edit mode according to the current document object. To switch to the heading edit mode, press CtrlH. To switch to the text edit mode, press CtrlT. To open the Description editor directly in the heading edit mode, click Edit and select Edit Heading, or press CtrlH.
To save the changes done in the Description editor, click anywhere outside the editor or press CtrlEnter. To discard all your changes and leave the editor, press Esc.
To edit the text description or rich text attributes (with
xhtml type) in a dialog, click Edit and select Edit Text or press CtrlE.
To resize the dialog, drag the resize handle in the bottom right corner.
In the inline rich text editor, you can use advanced rich text formatting from the toolbar:
To edit an URL link, place the cursor to the linked text and choose to edit the link or unlink the text from the context toolbar.
To edit an embedded table, place the cursor to table and choose an action from the context toolbar.
To choose spelling languages, right-click in the rich text editor, select Spelling languages context menu item and choose one or more languages for the spellchecker. Spellchecking is currently available in the following languages: Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Australian English, Canadian English, British English, American English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmål, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
You can select one or more document objects displayed in the table view and edit values of their custom attribute at once. To edit an attribute, select the table cell displaying the attribute value, press Enter or F2, or double click on the value. ReqView chooses the inline editor depending on the attribute type.
Example: Edit the value of attribute priority for two selected document objects at once.
Note: Read-only attributes (with readOnly flag set) are shown with the icon in the column heading and cannot be edited.
To edit an
xhtml attribute containing a larger text in the Edit dialog, press CtrlE, see Edit Text in Dialog.
You can also edit attribute values for the current document object in the Attributes pane when the edited attributes are not visible in the table view. To open the Attributes pane, click View, mouseover Right Panes, and select Attributes Pane. Or press CtrlAltA.
Example: Edit the value of attribute priority in the Attributes pane.
You can enhance requirements description by attaching image or document files. The application assigns each attachment a unique ID and stores it with the project data.
Attachments are displayed in the Description Column:
To attach an image or document file to the selected requirement, click Edit and select New Attachment, click button in the toolbar or press CtrlShiftA shortcut, and finally select the attached file.
You can also conveniently attach files via the system clipboard. In an external application just select an image or a file, press CtrlC, then select a requirement in ReqView, and press CtrlV.
You can right-click on an attachment displayed in the Description column and select the appropriate action from the menu:
To view properties of the current document, click Document and select Document Properties, or click on the document ID on the left of document name at the top of the application window.
In the Document Properties dialog you can set the following document properties:
To display document names in the Project and Linked Projects panes, click Edit, select Preferences, and tick Show document name in Project pane.