File location of Charts

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File location of Charts

Post by soccerchick » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:42 pm

What is the default file location for saved Charts? The first time I saved a chart it was saved in TreeDraw Legacy next to the sample file. Now it will default to Legacy / Data / 'chartname...'. Does it make any difference other than the convenience of not having to change the file location? If it should be saved in TreeDraw, how do I change the default to reflect this?

Thanks,

Kelly

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Post by Nick Hunter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:53 am

To start with, the default location is the TreeDraw folder. If you change the location when you save a TreeDraw file, TreeDraw will remember that and offer you the new location as the default next time.

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Post by soccerchick » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:13 am

Hmm, I have already tried saving to TreeDraw and it worked the first time. However it defaulted back to Legacy / Data the next time I tried saving. Actually, it went to Legacy when I created a new chart.

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Post by Nick Hunter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:25 am

Changing the location when you use "File | Open" will also change the location for the next "Save". The open/save location should not change when you are choosing "Legacy\Data" as the location to import data from.

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Post by soccerchick » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:23 pm

Nick,

This is what is happening. When I first open TreeDraw and select the Open File Icon or Menu / File / Open it looks in the TreeDraw folder.

If I create a new chart either using the New Icon or Menu / New and then select the Import Icon or Menu / Import it will import from Legacy / Data as it should. When I save the chart it will save to the correct TreeDraw folder.

However, if I try and create and save any subsequent charts, it tries to save it to Legacy / Data. The only time it will save new charts to TreeDraw is if I close the program and start from the very beginning.

Help :cry:

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Post by Nick Hunter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:33 pm

You know that you can use the "Look in" drop-down to change the save location when you use "Save"?

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Post by soccerchick » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:07 pm

Yes I know how to change the path, and actually it would be the "Save In" drop down. However it can get pretty old having to basically re-map the save location each time.

My concern is that it keeps defaulting to save in Legacy/Data instead of the TreeDraw folder no matter how many times I change the location from Legacy/Data to TreeDraw.

I have not been having this issue within Word or Excel just in TreeDraw which leads me to believe that there is something amiss with the program.

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Post by Nick Hunter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:44 pm

Sorry, just checking.

Yes, there does seem to be an issue caused by using "File | New". The "Save" dialog appears to lose track of the last folder.

We will look into it and make a fix available.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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