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Save File Formats

The Save File Formats option, in the File, Import/Export, Customize Import/Export submenu, enables you to export individual import maps from your currently loaded import library. This is very useful for easily transferring maps between import libraries.


Save File Formats Menu Option

You can select individual import maps, or File Format Specifications, from the currently loaded import library. When you use the Save File Formats feature, Collect! creates an *.XML import map file containing the import maps you selected. You can the use the Load File Formats feature to load these import maps into a different import library.

How To Save File Formats

To create an XML import map file, you can select individual import maps, or File Format Specifications, from the currently loaded import library.

To ensure that you are loading into the correct library, select File from the top menu bar and then select Import/Export, Select Library from the options. Make sure you have selected the Library you want to use.


Select the Import Library

Select the Save File Formats option from the Customize Import/Export submenu. Collect! displays a prompt to assist you in selecting formats.


Prompt to Select File Format Specifications

Select the OK button and Collect! displays all the File Format Specifications in the currently loaded import library that you selected. Select the import map you wish to save or press the spacebar to select multiply import maps.


Selected Import Maps to Save

Press F8 when you are finished. Collect! gives you the option of saving the XML file with a name and a location you choose.


Save Import/ Export File Formats Dialog

Collect! saves the file as an *.XML file.


Saved XML Import Map File

You can then use the Load File Formats option to bring these maps into a different import library.

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Summary

The Save File Formats option enables you to export individual import maps from your currently loaded import library. You can select one or several File Format Specifications from the list of import maps in the import library. Collect! creates an XML import map file containing the import maps you selected to save. You can the use the Load File Formats feature to load these import maps into a different import library. Using this feature, you can combine import libraries or create a file to use to populate a newly created library. Collect! Member Services can use this feature to create a custom import map for you to bring into the import library you use most often in your daily operations.

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See Also

- Load File Formats
- Import/Export Topics

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