Export to HTML

Predefined Export Templates

You can export the opened ReqView document to HTML by File > Export > HTML File menu.

When exporting you can choose one of the following predefined export templates:

  • HTML Report - generate a rich HTML report with table layout for reading or print
  • MS Word (Book) - export document into a MS Word HTML file with book layout
  • MS Word (Table) - export document into a MS Word HTML file with table layout
  • MS Excel - export document into a MS Excel HTML file with table layout

The table layout will preserve the displayed columns from the displayed Requirements Table while the book layout will display the information from the Requirements Table columns in a single column under the object description.

Export Options

You can choose in the HTML Export Options dialog if custom attribute columns will be compacted into the Custom Attributes column, if exported data will be filtered and sorted same as the Requirements Table and if section folding shall be preserved:


The option to ignore links to invisible objects will get enabled when the option to preserve filter and sorting is checked. This option will hide links to filtered out objects and to objects outside the current document.

For HTML Report template you can also choose if HTML export shall contain all documents in the current project or only the current document.

After confirmation of the HTML Export Options dialog, you can select an output folder storing the exported HTML file and external attachments stores in a side folder with the same name as the exported HTML file and “_files” suffix.

Note: In the WebApp, the exported HTML is saved in the browser download folder and the WebApp does not export attachments data for MS Word templates due to limitations in MS Word HTML importer.

Example HTML Report:


Import Into MS Word

You can export the current ReqView document into MS Word document with a title page, a custom page header and footer, a table of contents and custom style definitions. In MS Word you can print the document or export it to PDF.

The first step is to choose the layout for the exported data:

  • MS Word (Table) - table layout preserving the same columns as the displayed Requirements Table and
  • MS Word (Book) - book layout in which the information from the displayed Requirements Table columns are put into the main column under the text description.

After export of HTML files you can directly open the output HTML file in MS Word from File > Open tab choosing HTML Document in the Convert File dialog.


Note that the Word Navigation Pane has an issue that it does not display section headings closed in a table therefore it does not display the tree heading structure however Word Table of Contents works fine.

Alternatively you can insert the HTML file into a MS Word template with predefined styles using Insert > Object > Text from File command.

In the MS Word template you can customize following Word styles:

  • id - object identifier (character)
  • Heading 1, Heading 2, …, Heading 6 - section name (paragraph)
  • text - object text description (paragraph)
  • attachmentinfo - name of attachment (character)
  • attachment - attachment including images (paragraph)
  • attributeinfo - name of custom attribute (character)
  • attributevaluechar - value of a custom attribute of a simple type (character)
  • attributevaluepar - value of a custom attribute of a XHTML type (paragraph)
  • commentinfo - comment author and data (character)
  • comment - comment text (paragraph)
  • inlinks, outlinks - list of incomming or outgoing links (paragraph)
  • linkinfo - link type name (character)
  • link - link text (character)

For instance, you can enable or disable automatic numbering of Heading 1, Heading 2, … paragraphs, adjust spaces before Heading 1, Heading 2, … paragraphs or insert a page break before each Heading 1 paragraph.

You can download and customize an example ReqView Word Template for a Software Requirements Specification document containing heading page, table of contents, revision history and ReqView styles mapping.

Updated for version 2.5.1