RPE @ IBM Knowledge Center

The IBM Knowledge Center  is new way of providing documentation IBM wide. The information is the same but its better structured, rendered and you can even create your  own collection of resources to group the relevant information even if its cross product.

The RPE Home Page allows to easily select the documentation appropriate to the RPE version you use and the

 

 

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Comprehensive test plan reporting with RPE and RRDG

In his latest Jazz.net article Marc Van Lint describes the creation and setup of a Rational Publishing Engine template to print a Test Report.

Comprehensive test plan reporting with RPE and RRDG

Enjoy the read.

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RPE 1.2.1.1

RPE 1.2.1.1 has eGA-ed on March the 7th. This fix-pack addresses various defects found in 1.2.1 and previous versions and for this I strongly recommend it to all RPE users.

This is the 12th version of RPE since the  TPE 1.0 we released in November 2008 and I want to take this occasion to thank  all present and past RPE team members. Kudos to you.

This also happens to be the 100th post on this blog and I want to thank all of you reading it and contributing to it.

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Dynamic master pages – continued

The example built for New in 1.2.1 – Dynamic Master Pages has been extended to show how to restart the page numbers selectively. In a somewhat related effort in the same context I’ve documented a way to calculate the total number of pages in a Word document. The entire discussion and the examples are available here.

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Using IBM Rational Publishing Engine to generate compliance documents part 2 – RQM grid sections, test results and related defects

Using IBM Rational Publishing Engine to generate compliance documents: Part 2. Report generation for Rational Quality Manager, showing how to extract information from grid sections and report on test results and related defects is the second part in the series of articles Dr. Einar Karlsen is doing. The first part is available here.

 

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Using IBM Rational Publishing Engine to generate compliance documents

Using IBM Rational Publishing Engine to generate compliance documents: Report generation for Rational Quality Manager, introducing REST service URLs, importing schemas, and basic template authoring is the latest IBM DevWorks article Dr. Einar Karlsen has published on document generation with Rational Publishing Engine. Enjoy the read.

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New in 1.2.1 – Dynamic Master Pages

RPE Master Pages are the means through which template designers control the layout of the document for the Word and PDF output. There is one aspect with design of the master pages that makes them harder to use, their properties are static.

This limitation can be overcome by using multiple master pages and toggling the use of one or the other though a variable, essentially allowing a dynamic master page usage in the template. The fundamental problem with this approach is that it requires duplication of the master pages.

RPE 1.2.1 removes this limitation and allows master pages to be fully dynamic. The outline of the typical process to use dynamic master pages is provided below. Continue reading

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