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sequence diagram with rational rose

Dhiren Joshi
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Joined: Dec 09, 2003
Posts: 463
Hi Everyone,
Anyone who has completed their assignment with Rose please tell me how you were able to capture an image of the rose diagrams.
I copy paste the image but with 15-16 objects in my diagram .. the image with the sequence flow becomes very minitarised. I am still figuring how to enlarge the image so that it is possible to read everything clearly.
Please help!
Sean Walker
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Joined: Feb 04, 2004
Posts: 64
I had the same problem. I'm using RR2003, and am not sure about other versions - but here are three solutions for you in order of my own preference. The first and second are independent of version in all likelihood.
1) DO a ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to select and copy all the objects in the Rose diagram to the clipboard. Paste into some graphics editor that accepts window´┐Żs meta files being pasted to into it. I imagine most would.
2) Use Rose's Publish to Web functionality (Tools|Publish to Web). Nasty thing here is the graphic files representing the diagrams get stored in a subdirectory with obscure numeric names - something like catXXXXXXXXX.png. Ultimately you get decent images out of it though. It'll produce PNG, JPEG and a couple other formats, depending on how you set it up.
3) Variation of 1). Paste into Word and save your document as HTML. This will save your image as a GIF I believe. But the resulting GIF isn't very good. Interestingly though, it also stores a .wmz file, which I'm pretty sure is the source file for the GIF because the image inside of Word when I view the page is much better than the GIF image that gets saved.
I don't suggest that you go the route of 3). Use it only if the first two wont work for you.
Good luck.

Sean Walker<br />PMP, SCEA, SCWCD, SCJP
Venkat Bommakanti

Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 11
You can also:
. highlight the window that has the image,
. hit ALT+PrintScreen combo (screen shot)
. paste the screenshot into something like MS Paint,
. crop it if you wish, and
. save image to a file (format of choice)
[ February 11, 2004: Message edited by: Venkat Bommakanti ]
Dhiren Joshi
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Joined: Dec 09, 2003
Posts: 463
FYI ..
I tried copy paste directly .. Makes the image very minitarised and not readable.
The best option I found which still keep the same image size and all things intact is web publish .
Even though rose creates those confusing names. Searching thru and finally opening the html showed pretty decent images of the design diagrams classes /sequence so I suggest anyone using Rose to take that route .

Thanks everyone for your suggestions..
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