Export Flow to .docx

Export Flow to Word

Besides the generic export for all objects to Microsoft® Word® there's a special export to convert branching flow structures into a linear .docx-file. You find this export in the Flow View toolbar 1:

The output of this export looks like this:

The Flow to Word export offers a lot of customization options.

First of all there are basic options 2 like using text formatting and creating a cover page, a table of contents and headers/footers.
The sorting options 3 define in which order branches of your flow are added to the document. Which sorting option fits best, depends heavily on the use case and is also a question of taste.
Depth first: When choosing "depth first", the algorithm will create the longest possible branches of connected nodes before starting with a new branch.

Breadth first: The "breadth first"-option will always list all options of a branching point before following a branch further.

Shortest: The "shortest"-option is a mix between breadth and depth and sorts shorter branches before longer ones.

Create index for unconnected objects 4: Here you can decide if you want to list all unconnected flow nodes in the exported document. They can either be listed as one node per line or comma separated to save space.
Export references 5: These options allow you to define if and how references of flow fragments and dialogues shall be exported. If "Only with property" is enabled, only references with the chosen property will be exported.
The template options 6 offer customization possibilities for the visualization of template information within the exported document.
The hierarchical depth 7 defines to which flow layer the export includes nodes. Example: Entering a value of 1 will only export the upmost flow layer. By default all flow layers are exported.