Adding rich notes to elements

Modelio lets you create rich notes. These rich notes can be MS Office documents or OpenDocuments (LibreOffice or OpenOffice).

Creating a rich note


The rich note creation process


  1. Select the element you want to add a rich note to.
  2. In the “Notes and constraints” view, click on the “Add rich note” button. The “Create a rich note” window then appears. 3
  3. In the “Create a rich note” window, give the note a name by clicking in the “Rich note name” field and then entering the name of the note.
  4. In the “Rich note role” field, choose a role from the list.
  5. In the “MIME format” field, choose a format from the list.
  6. Finally, add a short description of your note in the “Abstract” field.
  7. Click on OK to create the rich note.

Note: In case Modelio cannot find automatically the OpenDocuments editor (LibreOffice or OpenOffice), check the LibreOffice/OpenOffice Rich Notes settings in Modelio settings.

The rich note editor


The rich note editor

Note: MS Office rich notes are saved using the second 4 button in the Modelio toolbar

Create a template for new rich notes

You can create a default file for each role name. These files should be stored in the .projectdata/admin/documents directory.

The template file can be named:

  • role-name.mime-type.dat like file
  • role-name.dat like file.

All invalid characters in a file name in the document type and MIME type are replaced by ‘_’ when the file is searched for. Invalid characters are [ : \ / * ? | < > ].

The following is a list of all MIME types available in Modelio:

Format Mime type
HTML (LibreOffice) text/html/ooo.html
HTML (Word) text/html.html
Microsoft Excel 2000 application/
Microsoft Excel 2007 application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet.xlsx
Microsoft PowerPoint application/
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Presentation application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation.pptx
Microsoft Word 2007 application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.docx
Microsoft Word 6 application/msword.doc
OpenOffice Calc Spreadsheet application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet.ods
OpenOffice Draw Graphic application/
OpenOffice Formula application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula.odf
OpenOffice Impress Presentation application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation.odp
OpenOffice Web Text application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-web.odh
OpenOffice Writer Text Document application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text.odt
RTF text/rtf.rtf

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