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New Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Choose this command from the File menu or click the Icon New.PNG 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.

New Map Wizard

Choose this command from the File menu to create a new map using the wizard. The New Map Wizard dialog box appears. For further information visit the New Map Wizard page.

Open Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Choose this command from the File menu or click the Icon Open.PNG 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 12 format. If you answer by clicking the No button, the map will not be opened.

OCAD 12 can open maps vom OCAD 6 to 12. OCAD 12 doesn't support earlier OCAD file formats.

Hint.jpg - Do not use this command to restore a backup copy from a floppy disk created with the Create Backup command. Use the Restore Backup command instead.

- 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.

Open Sample Map Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

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 12\Samples).

Close Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

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.

Save Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Choose this command in the File menu or click the Icon Save.PNG 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.

Save As Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

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 (9, 10 or 11). Choose the format in the Save as type list.

To create a backup file use the Create Backup command in the File menu.

Hint.jpg OCAD 12 Course Setting files can be saved in an previous OCAD version if the file passes the Compatibility Check.

Hint.jpg 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.

Hint.jpg OCAD 12 TRIAL can't save the ocd files in an earlier OCAD version.

Undo Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Click on the Undo icon Icon Undo.PNG in the standard toolbar, press Ctrl+Z or select Undo in the File menu to undo the last draw or edit operation.

Redo Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Click on the Redo icon Icon Redo.PNG in the standard toolbar, press Ctrl+Y or select Redo in the File menu to reverse the effect of the Undo operation.

Print

Print out the desired area of your map. Visit the Printing Maps page to read all about printing.

Import

Choose this command to import an external file to the current map. Visit the Import Files page for more information.

Export

Export the map in different file formats. See the Export page for more informations.

Export OCAD Internet Map

Export the map as an OCAD Internet Map. Read more about it on the Export OCAD Internet Map page.

Export Encrypted File

Export the map to encrypted OCAD file format. An encrypted OCAD map can only be loaded as a Background Map and cannot be edited. See the Export Encrypted File page for more informations.

Send File by Email

Choose the Send File by Email command to send an OCAD map, including the loaded DEM, Databases, Background Maps and Layout Objects, by E-Mail. Please find more information on the Send File by Email page.

Execute XML Script

Choose this command to execute functions whose settings are defined in a XML file. Please find more information on the Execute XML Script page.

Create BackupSpace.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

To create a backup of the currently opened file:

  1. Choose the Create Backup command in the File menu.
  2. The Backup dialog appears.
  3. OCAD creates a new folder called Backup and suggests a name for the backup file, which consists of the current date and time and the file name. Alternatively, you can enter an own name.
  4. Click the Save button to save the backup.

This function has not the same effect as the Save As function. After saving the backup you are still working on the old file.

Open Recently Exported Documents Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Choose Open Recently Exported Documents in the File menu to open a recently exported document from the opened OCAD file. The infomation about the recently exported documents are saved in the OCAD file that you have open. This function is not available if you do not have a file open.

Click on the Delete List command to clear the list.

Not existing files are disabled and cannot be opened.

Open Recently Used OCAD Files Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Choose Open Recently Used OCAD Files in the File menu to open an OCAD file which you recently opened.

Not existing files are disabled and cannot be opened.

Exit OCADSpace.PNGThis function is available in OCAD Professional.This function is available in OCAD Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD Starter.This function is available in OCAD Viewer.This function is available in OCAD Course Setting.

Click on to exit OCAD.



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