Remove "Document has too many paragraphs..." message in Synopsis tool 
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: Robert Ibsen Voith4057 13 Feb 2008
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If  you try to use the Synopsis-tool within the Designer, it might quickly show you the message "Document has too many paragraphs - it must be split into several documents". For example the Synopsis tool can't even show all forms from the Notes 8 mail template. I think this tool would be much more useful if it circumvented the paragraph limitation.

1) Andre Guirard121 (14 Feb 2008)
To solve this, we would pretty much have to totally reformat the design synopsis. We're running up against some basic limitations of our rich text representation. Even if we fixed it to work with larger designs, you would still be limited to a single output format. That's why I would prefer people use customized XSL with the Tools / DXL Utilities / Transformer menu to generate reports that contain design information in the format that is most useful to them.
If some XSL-savvy person would contribute a sample XSL file that displayed all the design information, I would make it my mission to get it added to the product.
2) Robert Ibsen Voith4057 (14 Feb 2008)
Andre, I understand that it might be a challenge to fix synopsis. And I also agree with the DXL/XSLT approach and its versatility. I have even written my own "design extractor" which generates HTML and XML based upon DXL output. I mainly use this as a target for my desktop search tool, which at the time being is X1 ( The idea is that the excellent search capabilities (heavy boolean and proximity searches) in X1 and similar tools, make it easier to search for all my Notes related code directly from the desktop.
However, since the synopsis is built right into the Designer, and because of its excellent speed, I would like to see that synopsis overcame this limitation. That would make many tools redundant, even my own :-)
3) Alan Bell31 (04 Apr 2008)
surely it is just a matter of trading off the size of the paragraphs against the number of paragraphs? At the moment it looks like every line is a new paragraph. Maybe just use a full paragraph break at the end of every design element? This will break the first-line indent that is being used at the moment, but a bunch of tab settings would give the equivalent layout.
4) Jerry Shelley350 (11 May 2009)
Surely the simple answer is to create a document in the Synopsis database per design element ... or has TeamStudio Analyser got a patent on this idea?


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