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The File Menu

The file menu contains command buttons that deal generally with input/output.

File Select
The File Select button brings up a File Selection panel. This enables the file hierarchy on the user's computer to be searched for files. Selecting a file by double clicking a name of pressing the green octagon ``Go'' button will enter the full file path into the Path to Source entry of the current Source page.

Save
The Save button will save the current Merge Tool configuration in a file. The file format is as described for the !assemble command in 19.2.3. This includes all of the filled-in entries of all pages currently recorded in the tool. This file can be subsequently read to reset the Merge Tool to the saved status. The generated file is in a simple ASCII format that can be generated by third-party scripts, etc., by the advanced user.

Pressing the Save button will pop-up a small dialog asking for a name for the file. This name can be anything, but it is recommended that a standard extension such as ``.sav'' be used to make these files easily recognized. Pressing the Save State button on the dialog will generate and save the state file.

Recall
The Recall button will read a file previously saved with the Save button, and reconfigure the Merge Tool to the state saved in the file.

Pressing the Recall button will pop up a small dialog asking for the name of the file. This can be entered directly, or the File Selection panel (from the File Select button) can be used to locate the file. Once located, the name of the file can be dragged from the File Selection panel and dropped in the dialog.

Pressing the Recall State button in the dialog will reconfigure the Merge Tool to the state found in the file. All entries in the tool should be as saved.


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-11-08