Preferences

Open the Profile menu and select Preferences to access the SEER*Stat Preferences dialog, where you can edit settings concerning file locations, matrix font, printing options, and warning messages. When you have finished changing the settings on this dialog, click OK to accept the changes, or Cancel to close the dialog without implementing the changes.

Data Locations

This section of the Preferences dialog lets you tell SEER*Stat where to find the databases to list on the Data tab. See Data Locations to learn more.

Other Locations

The locations in which user-defined variables and temporary files are stored can be set on the Preferences dialog. Enter or change either of these locations by doing one of the following:

 

You cannot edit these fields while a session or matrix window is open.

User Variables

This field indicates the directory in which user-defined variables you create in the dictionary are stored.

To share a dictionary with other users, have all users set this to the same location on your local network.

Open/Save Directory

Initially, when you select the Open or Save functions from the File menu, navigation will start in this directory. This is typically the place where you would keep your session files and the resulting matrix files.

Temporary Files

As it runs, SEER*Stat needs to create some temporary files on your hard drive. By default, it will store these in the assigned Windows Temp folder. Edit this field if you want it to store them in a different location.

If you are running SEER*Stat in client-server mode, analyses downloaded from the server will be stored in the Temporary Files Location. If your analyses are too large to fit on your hard drive, you can use this field to have them saved somewhere on your LAN.

Default Font for Matrix

This section indicates the name and features of the font in which output matrices are displayed. To choose new font settings, click Change, highlight the font, style, and size you want to use, then click OK.

Defaults

Save User Variables to Dictionary as Default

When you create a new variable, you have the option of using it only within your current session, or saving it to your dictionary as a user-defined variable. If this option is checked, then the Save to Dictionary option will be checked by default on the Edit Variable dialog.

Show Profiles at Start

When this option is checked, the Select Profile dialog will be displayed whenever you run SEER*Stat, before the main SEER*Stat window is displayed. This gives you the opportunity to choose a profile with settings that correspond to the project on which you will be working.

Printing Options

Use Shading When Printing

Mark this box to slightly darken the row and column title cells of the printed results matrix.

Shading is designed to improve the visual clarity of the matrix. However, if you plan to photocopy or fax the printed pages, it may be preferable to turn shading off.

Print User-defined Variable Definitions

If this option is selected, the print-out of a session or matrix will include a listing of all user-defined variables used in that session. The listing includes each variable's name, the standard variable on which it is based, its groupings, and all values that make up each grouping.

Start Each Matrix Page on New Printed Page

If you set a page variable on the Table tab, your matrix will contain more than one page. By default, SEER*Stat will print the "pages" of the matrix in immediate succession to conserve paper. If you want a real page break between matrix pages, check this option.

Turn on Warning Messages

Some SEER*Stat warning messages allow you to specify that you don't want them to be displayed again. If you have done so, you can click this button to reset SEER*Stat to display all warning messages.