This is a very simple file containing some default settings for PaPCo widgets
and some default paths for files. A sample defaults file
is included in the distribution under
This file should resides in the user's
papco_user directory. You may
change the defaults either by editing this file or changing the corresponding
widget entries in the PaPCo defaults widget (See Figure
4.4). The current state when you exit PaPCo is always
written to this file, and is loaded again the next time you start.
NB. You do not require this file to be present the first time you start
PaPCo. If PaPCo cannot find the file, it uses built in defaults, and the
first time you exit, it writes this defaults file. To ensure a smooth
startup of PaPCo the first time you start PaPCo, it is
strongly advised to start off without a
papco_default.dat file and to
attempt editing it only after PaPCo has constructed the file on
exiting. Preferably, use the defaults widget.
In general, it is best to also install a new
for your new version. You can then copy over your product files from the old
papco_user/papco_products subdirectory to the new one: from PaPCo 09
onwards all products are upwards compatible!
You might also want to copy over your old
files always have been compatible across PaPCo versions.
DO NOT use your old
papco_default.dat file, as the default setting
capability may have been extended. It's best to start up the new version of
PaPCo without this file, it will be ``re-made'' the first time you exit, and
you can then edit the new file to reflect your old defaults.