The File Menu
In addition to the "Start New ADIF File" option, you have other options under the File Menu as well.
- "Open Existing ADIF Log File" allows you to open an existing log. After the log opens, new entries will be appended to the file.
- "Print Log Data" allows you to print out the current log. The text format is fixed as Courier, 8-point font, and you should print in Landscape format to maximize the data a page displays. An ellipse (...) at the right-most end of a line indicates that additional information has been truncated.
- "Save Log" saves the current log file to capture any changes made since the last save.
- "Save Log As ..." saves the current log "as is," gives it a new name, then continues using the new log file.
- "Save Selected As ..." will save highlighted rows in the main window to a fresh ADIF log file. By using the "Merge ADIF File Into Current Log" function (see below), you can add these entries to an existing log.
- You can select or de-select individual rows with a CTRL-click and select a range of rows with a SHIFT-Click.
- Be careful: If you attempt to use the "Save Selected As ..." function to save directly to an existing log, you will overwrite the existing file and it will display only the entries you are trying to transfer. If you try to save selected entries directly to an existing file, you will see a warning asking you if you really want to overwrite the existing file. Again, save the selected entries to a new file and use the merge function described below to add them to an active log.
- "Export to Excel-Format CSV File" saves the current log file data to a comma-delimited text file that can load into MS Excel or other compatible spreadsheet programs.
- "Export to Pipe-Delimited Text File" saves the current log file data into a pipe-delimited text file. The text file can easily be examined and manipulated with a simple text editor or with a spreadsheet program, such as MS Excel.
- "Merge ADIF File Into Current Log" merges an existing ADIF log file into the current log file. This option provides a way to combine multiple log files into one master log. Note that duplicate log entries (same Date, Time, Callsign, and Band) will not be added to the current log.
- "Re-Open Recent Logs" allows you to quickly find and re-load recently opened log files. The number of recent logs is five by default or the number of logs you specified during program set-up.
- "Clear Recent Log List" will delete all except the current log file from the recent-log list.
- You can specify the number of recent logs to be maintained via the Options menu in the SKCCLogger's main window.
- "Exit" saves any changes to the currently active log file and shuts down the SKCCLogger program.
Next section: Logging