It's been a while since that defect was in work, and I was not able to find any more mentions of it since this thread. Already checked the Release Notes as well. Is this still in work? Our team would like to ideally export directly to PDF and not have to do post processing, and as minor as this may seem, it's still another item for document post processing. Please advise.
I've confirmed that SOS-DEF-1388 is an open defect; I'm working with our team to determine where we stand on this one currently.
Hi Carly, Have you determined where you stand on this one?This is a obvious bug reported already in 2017, and seems to be affecting all Word exports from Jama, isn't that correct? And yes, there is a workaround, but this is really something that should be fixed one time for all by Jama and not your customers.
We're in 2024 and this defect reported in 2017 is still not resolved and affecting all Word exports from Jama :-(
The 2 workarounds proposed earlier by @Shane O'Neill and @Harald Hotz-Behofsits effectively remove the paragraphs' text from the outline/navigation pane but unfortunately they also remove the formatting within paragraphs and bulleted and numbered lists are then flattened. Using a VBA macro which only fixes the outline level without re-applying "Normal" style to all descriptions yielded better results in our Word exports. For reference and until SOS-DEF-1388 defect is fixed, following VBA macro can be used to fix outline/navigation in Word documents:
'Fix JAMA defect SOS-DEF-1388 with post-processing in VBA
'Fix all paragraphs that are set with an outline level 4 with outline level "BodyText".
Dim paragraph As Word.paragraph
For Each paragraph In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
If paragraph.OutlineLevel = wdOutlineLevel4 Then
paragraph.OutlineLevel = wdOutlineLevelBodyText
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