Export to HTML

Predefined Export Templates

Export documents into HTML for printing, conversion to PDF, or importing to MS Word. To export the opened ReqView document to HTML, click File, mouseover Export, mouseover HTML File…, and select 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 the document into a MS Word HTML file with book layout
  • MS Word (Table) — export the document into a MS Word HTML file with table layout
  • MS Excel — export the document into a MS Excel HTML file with table layout

Note: The table layout preserves 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 if custom attribute columns will be compacted into the Custom Attributes column, if exported data will be filtered and sorted the same way as the Requirements Table, and if section folding will be preserved in the HTML Export Options dialog:


Note: The Ignore links to invisible objects is enabled if you select the Preserve filter and sorting option. This option hides links to filtered out objects and to objects outside the current document.

For the HTML Report and MS Word templates, you can also choose if an HTML export should contain all open documents in the current project or only the current document, and if the output should be a single file when exporting all documents.

After confirmation of the HTML Export Options dialog, 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. 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

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.

  1. Choose the layout for the exported data, and export:

  2. MS Word (Table) — table layout preserving the same columns as the displayed Requirements Table

  3. MS Word (Book) — book layout in which the information from the displayed Requirements Table columns is put into the main column under the text description

  4. Open the output HTML file in MS Word using File and selecting Open tab choosing HTML Document in the Convert File dialog.


Note: Be aware that the Word Navigation Pane does not display section headings enclosed in a table. Therefore, it does not display the tree heading structure. However, the Word Table of Contents works correctly.

Alternatively, 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 the 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 incoming 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, etc. paragraphs, adjust spaces before Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. paragraphs, or insert a page break before each Heading 1 paragraph.

Download and customize this sample ReqView Word Template for a Software Requirements Specification document containing heading page, table of contents, revision history, and ReqView styles mapping.

Updated for version 2.7.0