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Data files

To setup a new data file click File, New on the main menu:

The first time you make the file you will be prompted for the default folder to store data.


On multi-user PCs with multiple users, due to Windows permissions restrictions, data files should be located in a shared location accessible by all users.

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents (Shared documents)
  • Windows Vista: \Users\Public\Public Documents. Recommended not to store data under Program Files as this folder is protected in Vista.

Windows that has one user; data can be stored anywhere. Or share the folder that contains the data file.

Then input the lab name and lab id.

new file
Enter your lab name
The lab id is set to your computer name but can be changed to another ID.

When you click OK you will be prompted to save the file. By default the file name is the same as your lab name.