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PowerDesigner entity definition does not retain pasted images/screenshots in rich text editing

Dec 12, 2017 at 01:48 PM


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When I edit the 'definition' tab of an entity or table (which allows rich text), it allows me to paste in an image from the clipboard. But after saving, and then re-opening, it is gone.

I realise that pasting images/screenshots is not something to do often (due to model size) but if the editor allows it, why is it not saved? Is this a bug?

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George McGeachie Dec 12, 2017 at 09:58 PM

This isn't really an answer to your question, but a work-around that may help you - try using an external editor to edit the description. Look on the tool bar at the top of the description - the second tool in from the left allows you to lauch an external editor. In my case, it launches Microsoft Word.

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Thanks George, but unfortunately that didn't work for me either. The text box didn't display the image after saving the Word doc, and the Word doc itself didn't retain the image either, when reopening.

I'll raise it as a bug or feature request.

Arnaud LAURENT Dec 20, 2017 at 04:59 PM

Hello, I do not seem to be able to reproduce it running PD
I drawn something in Ms Paint (500x250, 96 DPI), selected all and pasted it to the Entity's description tab.
I saved, closed then reopened the model: the picture is still there.

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