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Saving and loading files

Constructions are saved in XML-format to computer files. This format is human readable. Normal constructions have the extension ".zir", and assignments have the extension ".job". Macros use ".mcr".

Constructions may contain macros. There is a switch, if the currently defined macros (besides the default macros) should be saved along with the constructions or not. To avoid accumulating macros from several constructions, it might be a good idea to delete all macros before a new construction is loaded. There is a switch to do this by default.

Files can be compressed by adding "z" to their extension. There is no need to do this, unless you want to minimize download time, when the file comes from a server.

There are special menu items to load assignments, to load macros, and to load descriptive constructions in files.

Related topics: Assignments, Macro Parameters, Descriptive Constructions, Print and Export Constructions, Default Macros, The File Dialog

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