You can import requirements documents from MS Word to preserve the structure, rich text formatting, embedded tables, and pictures of the imported document. The same approach applies to importing structured PDF files as MS Word 2013 or later can convert PDF files to a Word document, see Opening PDFs in Word.
Before importing a MS Word document into ReqView, you should clean its content in MS Word to meet the following prerequisites:
You can then save the document as Web Page, Filtered (HTML) file and import it into ReqView, this will create a new document object with a unique ID for each MS Word paragraph:
Follow these steps:
Open the imported document in MS Word and remove its title page, table of contents, page headers or footers and all other content which you do not want to import into ReqView.
Open the MS Word Navigation Pane (click View and select Navigation Pane) and check that the document is structured correctly with headings and paragraphs according to the above prerequisites.
Open Save As dialog and choose Web Page, Filtered file type to save the document. Open Tools and select Web Options:
For better image quality, select the Browsers tab and select “Use PNG as a graphics format”:
As UTF-8 encoding is mandatory to ensure correct handling of non-English characters in imported documents, select the Encoding tab and choose Unicode (UTF-8). Note: Unicode and Unicode (Big Endian) options are not allowed:
To remove Office specific tags, in the Save As dialog click Save and then click Yes:
Open a ReqView project and select the document object where you want the imported requirements to be inserted. Then click File, mouseover Import, mouseover MS Word HTML Document, and select whether you want to import new objects Add Before, Add After or Add As Children of the selected object:
In the Import HTML Document dialog, select the saved HTML document using the “HTML file name” browse button:
The images in the document are placed in a folder with “_files” appended. Open it, and select all of them using the “Image files” browse button:
Click OK. You imported your HTML document:
If the default splitting by paragraphs is too fine-grained, you can merge objects manually where appropriate.