To start the Document Generator, you have to add a new document set by selecting File New Document Set in the top menu. You have to enter a name, an optional description as well as optional tags.
To define entities in the folder hierarchy of a document set, use File Change Entities in the top menu of the document set or its subfolders. You may specify the name and the value of a new entity or change an existing one. If the name field remains empty, the entity will be removed. You may also change the character set in which the entities of the new document set are coded using File Change Character Set .
Figure 19: Defining entities
After you have generated the templates on your local computer and have them uploaded
to the document set (don’t forget to enter ‘Document Generator Template’
text/x-bscw-template) as MIME type), you may use Eval
Parameters to set the evaluation parameters of the templates. This lets
you specify a template, into which the entities of the present template are to
be inserted, and the name of a document which is to be generated from the
present template. Internally the evaluation parameters are treated as entities
with the name
Figure 20: Defining the evaluation parameters
To view all entities of the document set, of one of its folders or of a template, use File Show Entities or Show Entities . If an entity appears in italics it is inherited via the folder hierarchy.
Figure 21: Displaying entities
The evaluation process may be started for the whole document set, for one of its folders, a set of selected templates or single templates using File Evaluate , Edit Evaluate or Evaluate , respectively. Documents that have already been generated in prior evaluations will be replaced.
For a backup of a document set you may save all entities with File Export Entities . This generates a file which you may save on your local computer. The file has the following syntax where ‘object path’ designates the path name of the object (folder, template) whose entities are stored within the document set.
'<name_of_entity>' = '<value-of-entity>'
With Import Entities you may import such entity backup files.