Select the ‘Window’ tab and then click “Application options”, this will open the screen as shown above. Click on ‘keys’ and then simply enter ‘doc’ (without the quotes) into the search bar (see example above). This will show the export option you need.
Click on it, then click on ‘binding’ entry field at the bottom, then click the keyboard combination which you want to use. Be sure that you don’t get any warnings about conflicts. I discovered that control-alt-e should be usable here.
Then click apply, click ok and you’ll probably be asked to restart the program. Afterwards you should be able to start your export using this keyboard combination.
The second option which I can think of is a plugin. However I need to get back to you on that one because although I do know which class I’d need to use (DocumentationManager) I’ll need to check a few things for myself first.
In the mean time I looked into the whole thing a bit more and it looks as if this procedure can indeed be automated using a plugin. The generateWordDoc() method provides a way to specify an output file as well as a template.
I’m going to set up a test case to see if this actually works.
The article below describe how to automatically generate document for each business process diagram in project with user specified XML template using Open API. You can find the sample plugin and its instructions inside the article.
Please note that in order to execute this plugin you will need to upgrade your VP Client to v15.0 build 20180415fi or above. Please follow the details below to update your VP client to the patch build to gain this enhancement.
Please make sure you have pressed the “Update to latest patch” button on the left hand side of the dialog right after launching the update program