PDF Conversion Options Dialog Box

NI Requirements Gateway 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018

Part Number: 371714F-01

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When you apply the PDF type to a document on the Project pane of the Configuration dialog box, select the Options variable from the Variable pull-down menu on the Details tab and then click the button in the Value column to open the PDF Conversion Options dialog box, in which you can specify options for analyzing the Adobe PDF file.

The PDF Conversion Options dialog box contains an Options tab and a Rules tab.

Options Tab

The Options tab contains the following options:

  • With styles—Captures style information from the PDF file.
  • With images—Captures images from the PDF file.
  • With annotations—Captures content from pop-up or sticky notes in the PDF file.
    Note Note  The Notes format variable on the Details tab of the Project pane of the Configuration dialog box no longer exists in Requirements Gateway 2012 or later. If you used this variable for a PDF document in Requirements Gateway 1.1 or earlier to capture traceability information from comments or pop-up notes in a PDF file and you want to achieve the same functionality, enable the With annotations option.
  • With cells format—Captures content from table cells in the PDF file.
  • With one cell per line—Writes the content from each table cell in the PDF file to a separate line in the intermediate file.
  • Zone to skip at the top of each page (in percent)—Specifies an area at the top of each page to ignore during analysis. Specify the area to ignore as a percentage of the total height of the page.
  • Zone to skip at the bottom of each page (in percent)—Specifies an area at the bottom of each page to ignore during analysis. Specify the area to ignore as a percentage of the total height of the page.
  • Zone to skip at the left of each page (in percent)—Specifies an area at the left of each page to ignore during analysis. Specify the area to ignore as a percentage of the total width of the page.
  • Zone to skip at the right of each page (in percent)—Specifies an area at the right of each page to ignore during analysis. Specify the area to ignore as a percentage of the total width of the page.
  • Pages to exclude from conversion (format: 1,2,4-8)—Specifies specific pages of the PDF file to ignore during analysis.
  • Minimum word spacing—Specifies the minimum space between letters for Requirements Gateway to recognize as the partition between two words.
  • Request a password—Specifies whether to prompt you to enter a password when you convert a read-protected PDF document.

Rules Tab

The Rules tab contains the following options for the PDF type to recognize new paragraphs in the PDF file:

  • Use basic rules—The start of a new line of text with a different font, font color, font size, or line spacing in the PDF file signifies the start of a new paragraph. Enabling this option also enables the Use font color to determine new paragraphs, Use font name to determine new paragraphs, Use font size to determine new paragraphs, and Use line spacing to merge lines options.
  • Use entire sentences—A new line of text that is significantly shorter than the next line of text signifies the end of the current paragraph. The next line of text signifies the start of a new paragraph.
  • Use bold to determine new paragraphs—The start of a new line of text that is bold when the previous line of text is not bold, or vice versa, signifies the start of a new paragraph.
  • Use italic to determine new paragraphs—The start of a new line of text that is italic when the previous line of text is not italic, or vice versa, signifies the start of a new paragraph.
  • Use font color to determine new paragraphs—The start of a new line of text with a different font color than the previous line in the PDF file signifies the start of a new paragraph. When you enable the Use basic rules option, this option is also enabled and you cannot disable it.
  • Use font name to determine new paragraphs—The start of a new line of text with a different font than the previous line in the PDF file signifies the start of a new paragraph. When you enable the Use basic rules option, this option is also enabled and you cannot disable it.
  • Use font size to determine new paragraphs—The start of a new line of text with a different font size than the previous line in the PDF file signifies the start of a new paragraph. When you enable the Use basic rules option, this option is also enabled and you cannot disable it.
  • New paragraph when indentation is found—The start of a new line of text that is indented signifies the start of a new paragraph.
  • Use line spacing to merge lines—Merges two consecutive lines when the line spacing between the lines matches the value you specify in the Line spacing to merge lines control.
  • Line spacing to merge lines (percent of font size)—Specifies the line spacing—as a percentage of the font height—between two consecutive lines for Requirements Gateway to consider when you enable the Use line spacing to merge lines option.

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