No matter how many times I read the manual and forums, I still can't figure out this well for opening a template and apply the setting to the graph.
I hope some of you are/were OriginLab/ Kaleidagraph users.
The way it works for me is like this: I made a graph, modify it here and there and save it as template. That way, I can create template for each graph of IR, UV=VIS, NMR, I-V, etc etc). Open new data, plot, and then open plot=templatd-data.
However the present settings are confusing to me. How should I proceed ?
The closest thing Igor has to a template is a graph style macro. To read about this, execute:
DisplayHelpTopic "Graph Style Macros"
Thank you, but I tried that, but the topic covered there is only valid for one specific experiment. If I opened a new experiment and imported my data, there will be no graph macro. How do I make this macro universally available for any data that I work with ?
Btw, I tried the auxiliary procedure window, but I do not know how to work with it. I suppose I need to find the macro file created before, copy and paste it, but that is way too tough for beginners ..
Can anyone post a practical guide for doing this in Mac ? I am sure most of you are doing this to maintain consistency in your graphs.
After you create the style macro, go to the main Procedure window. If there are is no other code in the Procedure window (recreation macros, etc.) you can simply choose File->Save Procedure Copy. Then navigate to the Igor Pro User Files folder and save in Igor Procedures.
If there is other code in the main Procedure window, then you need to follow a more complicated process:
1) Create a new procedure window by selecting Windows->New->Procedure Window. In the dialog, give it a name that says what it does.
2) Find the style macro in the main Procedure window. Select all the code from Window through End, then Edit->Cut.
3) Select Windows->Procedure Windows->Save Procedure As, navigate to Igor Pro User Files folder, save in Igor Procedures folder.
You're right- this is too complicated. We keep thinking about how to make this easier while keeping the flexibility of the window macros.
To learn about creating global procedure files (procedure files accessible all the time), execute this:
DisplayHelpTopic "Global Procedure Files"
Better yet, back up and read about procedure files in general so you understand how global procedure files fit into the picture:
DisplayHelpTopic "Procedure Windows"
Has something changed about this?
I followed the instructions given here and in
DisplayHelpTopic"Graph Style Macros"
but in my case nothing was listed in the command window (I'm assuming that is the main procedure window).
It only says:
"SmallPanel" of course being the style name that I assigned. I would really like to copy that style over to
another Igor experiment and not having to do it every time again.
The Procedure window is a special window for code- that is, macros and functions that have names and bodies with multiple command lines and control structures. Go to the Windows menu and select Procedure Windows->Procedure Window.
"THE Procedure Window" is the main procedure window. You can have more than one window with code in it, each one is a procedure window. The main Procedure window is always associated with an experiment file, never with a separate procedure file. Other procedure windows can be associated with files external to whatever experiment file you may be working with.
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