File Menu

Overview

Use the File menu to create and manage EFT files.

The options under the File menu are:

 New Viewer Set Clicking on this option opens a new Viewer form with which you can select EFT criteria to view.
 Open and Close Use these options to open and close existing EFT files respectively.
 Save and Save As Saves as new EFT view as a *.eft file, and saves changes to existing EFT files.
 Exit Exits the EFT Reader.

New EFT File

To create a new EFT file:

  1. Select New Viewer Set from under the File menu, or click on the New Viewer Set toolbar button.

  2. If you had an EFT file open when you clicked on New Viewer Set, you will be prompted to save any changes and then the file will close.  

  3. A new Viewer form will open on your screen.

  4. You can click on the Save Viewer Set toolbar button (or select Save Viewer Set under  the File menu) at any point hereafter to create the EFT File. *.eft files save criteria selections, and can be sent to other EFT users, or re-used during future analysis sessions.


Open and Close

Use these options for existing EFT files on your computer.

To open an existing EFT file:

  1. Select Open from under the File menu, or click on the Open Viewer Set toolbar button.

  2. Navigate to and select the *.eft file you wish to use, and click Open.

  3. If you had an EFT file open when you clicked on Open Viewer Set, you will be prompted to save any changes; the file will close and the new file will open.

Close EFT files using the File | Close Viewer Set option rather than by clicking on the "X" in the upper right corner of each open form.  If you close a form with the "X", and then save when you close the file, that form will be deleted from the file.


Save and Save As

Use the File | Save Viewer Set option to save newly created EFT files, and to save any changes you make to existing EFT files.  Use the File | Save Viewer Set As option to save an open EFT file under a different name, i.e., make a copy of the file that can be edited. *.eft files save a number of criteria selections, and can be sent to other EFT users, or re-used during future analysis sessions.

An EFT file saves:

  • the Viewer forms you have added

  • Annual or Roll-Up views of output for selected criteria

  • EFT criteria (scenarios, indicators, years) selections

  • Viewer form names (which can be changed by right-clicking the title bar of each Viewer form)

  • report types chosen (on the Select Reports form)

  • form positioning on the screen

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