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  1. OMG Issue

UMLR — Please provide running footers or headers indicating the section/subsection of a page

  • Key: UMLR-468
  • Legacy Issue Number: 18252
  • Status: open  
  • Source: NASA ( Nicolas Rouquette)
  • Summary:

    The UML 2.5 document has great hyperlink/navigation support.
    However, since sub-sub-sections are unnumbered, it is sometimes difficult to tell where we are in the document if the sub-section runs across multiple pages.

    For example, look at sub-section 14.2.3 Semantics. The short title makes sense for the bookmarks but in the document itself, it would be easier if we had: 14.2.3 StateMachines Semantics
    This particular sub-section runs over several pages and has several sub-sub-sections; e.g. "States" on p. 319. It's hard to tell we're in the middle of 14.2.3.
    Unfortunately, Acrobat doesn't have a way to highlight the bookmark corresponding to the page we're currently reading.

    I suggest adding a footer or header with the numbered section or sub-section title to each page.
    It would be even better if the footer/header were in fact a hyperlink to jump to the beginning of that numbered section/sub-section.

  • Reported: UML 2.5b1 — Tue, 6 Nov 2012 05:00 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT