Choose this command from the File menu or click the New button in the Standard toolbar to create a new, empty map. The New File dialog box is displayed. For further information visit the Create a New Map page.
Choose this command from the File menu or click the Open button in the Standard toolbar to open an existing map. The Open Map dialog box is displayed. Browse the map to be opened and click the Open button.
If the map was created with an earlier OCAD version, you will be asked if you want to convert it into the OCAD 11 format. If you answer by clicking the No button, the map will not be opened.
- - The error message "This OCAD version is not yet supported" appears if the file is an OCAD file from a higher OCAD version.
- - The error message "Format not correct" appears if the file is either damaged or not an OCAD file.
- - The Fonts Not Found dialog box appears if the map contains one or more fonts that are not installed on the computer. Probably the map was created on another computer. You must install the missing fonts in Windows or select other fonts. Otherwise a standard font is used for the missing ones.
This command chosen from the File menu opens the Open Sample Map dialog. There you can choose a sample file. The sample files are saved in the OCAD program subfolder Samples (usually C:\Program Files\OCAD\OCAD 11\Samples).
Choose this command from the File menu to close the current map. If changes were made to the current map and Auto Save is switched off, then you will be asked if you want to save the changes.
Choose this command in the File menu or click the Save button in the Standard toolbar to save all changes in the current map on volume. If the current map has no name (untitled) the Save As dialog box will be displayed, where a name for the map can be entered.
Choose this command from the File menu to save the current map under a new name. The Save As file dialog box is displayed.
You can use this command to save the map in a previous OCAD version (8, 9 or 10). In the Save as type list you can choose the format.
To create a backup file use the Create Backup command in the File menu.
All changes made since the old map was saved the last time are not written to the old map. They are only written to the new map. However, if the Auto Save is switched on, the changes are saved to both files. The Auto Save function can be managed in the OCAD Preferences.
Choose Open Recently Exported Documents in the File menu to open a recently exported document. Click on the Delete List command to clear the list.
Choose Open Recently Used OCAD Files in the File menu to open an OCAD file which you recently opened.
More Functions in the File Menu
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