Office Integration

Embed Astah diagrams directly in documents of the Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel..etc).

Details

Compatible with
Astah Professional 6.7 or later and UML
Latest Version
1.1.3 (Mar. 14, 2013)
Developer
Astah
Support
No technical support is provided.

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How to Install

* Currently, silent installation cannot be performed.

  1. Download the Plug-in file.
  2. Run the downloaded .msi file to start the installation.
  3.  

  4. Install it to Astah Installation folder, then click [Next].
  5.  

  6. Click [Install].
  7.  

  8. A complete dialog appears, click [Finish].
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  10. Launch Astah.
    If you see [OfficeBridge] on the main menu, this means the installation has completed successfully.

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How to Use

This is an example of using Excel.
* Currently, there is a problem that the menu labels appear in Japanese only on MS products. Please read here for translations.

  1. Launch Astah and open the diagram you want to embed in the documents
  2. Launch Excel. Go to [Object] menu under the [Insert] option.
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  4. Choose [Astah Diagram] as the object type, and click [OK].

     

    If Astah is not launched at this point, the following popup appears to ask you to launch Astah.
    Click [Yes] (the left button).
    Confirmation to launch Astah

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  6. In Astah, open a diagram you want to send to MS product and save this file if you haven’t saved yet. Then go to [OfficeBridge] – [Update Diagram].
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  8. The diagram will be embedded in the Excel spreadsheet.

    When the diagram is embedded, a file path of the connected .asta file and the diagram ID are saved in the document. You can choose to save it as an absolute path or relative path. To do so, right-click on the embedded diagram and select [AstahDiagram – Object] – [設定] (Configuration).
    File Path Setting

    You can see the translation of the configuration window here.

    Also, you can see what this menu offers in English.

    When you update the diagram, go to [OfficeBridge] – [Update Diagram] from Astah to update the embedded diagram.

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Translation

Currently, all the menu labels appear in Japanese only on MS products. Here’re the translations.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
 

Astah Diagram Object Menu

Office-Plugin-Menu-Translation

 

(1) Edit

When you click [Edit], an individual window with embedded diagram appears.
Office-plug-in-Edit

  • [Edit] and [View] menu do nothing.

– [File]

Office-plugin-file

  • [Update] to update diagram.
  • [Close] to close the window

– [Help]

Office-plugin-help

 

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(2) Connect to Astah

This connects to Astah if the connection was disconnected.

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(3) Update Diagram

This sends a request to Astah to send the latest diagram to the document.

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(4) Configuration

You can choose to save the file path to the connected .asta file as an absolute path or relative path from the document file. You can configure the default setting on the above where marked as (1) and per diagram in the bottom – where marked as (2).
Office-Plugin-Configuration

* Port number you see here is what you specify in Astah and you cannot modify it.

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(5) About this Plug-in

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