File Options

Creating, saving and closing files

FILE | New

File New opens a new weaving design window using the number of shafts, treadles (or liftplan) as defined in the Project menu option. The number of shafts, treadles, tie-up or liftplan and view options may be changed in the Project Menu.

It is recommended that you save your new file soon (see Save As) after starting to invest time in your new design.

File | Open

File Open allows opening of an existing WIF. Standard windows functionality allows navigation through folders to locate the files. Once the correct WIF file is located, click on the file name to select and click open.

Sometimes it’s helpful to start a new design from an existing one. To do this, open the existing design and use File | Save As to generate a new name. Do this before making changes to protect the original design from unintended changes.

File | Recent

Recent files include files saved, with the most recently saved files listed first.

File | Close

The File | Close option closes the current design window. A reminder to save appears if changes exist that have not been saved.

File | Exit

The File | Exit option closes all open windows and exits the TempoWeave application.

File | Save As

Use the save as option to copy the current WIF file under another name. It’s important to note that when you do a SAVE AS, you are immediately working under the new (save as) name. Any changes made since the last time you did a SAVE (under the prior name) will not be saved to the previous file name, but instead will be saved under the new name indicated on “Save AS”.

If the file name you select for your new file already exists, you will be given the option to overwrite the existing file or to cancel.

When designing large projects, you may want to utilize Save As to save interim copies of the design. These files can be deleted later, but can be useful if you need to go back to a prior version.

It’s helpful to organize your projects by folders. You may want to organize certain types of projects (scarves, table linens, rugs, yardage) by folder. Within those category folders, you can further add subfolders as needed. I normally create a folder for every weaving project. Within that folder I save the weaving design file as well as planning sheets, notes about the project such as sizes before and after finishing and pictures. If you aren’t familiar with file explorer in Windows or Finder on the Mac, it’s helpful to learn to navigate through the file system so that you can stay organized and always know where your designs are saved.

The Save As function defaults to the directory that was last used to open a new design.

File | Save

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl-S

File Save will save the changes in the current design window. The short cut, CTRL-S, does the same thing as FILE | SAVE. It is recommended to save frequently when doing a significant amount of design work. A message shows towards the bottom of the screen that your file was saved.

File | Print

Print the current draft. Currently limited support is provided for printing.