Thank You Ian and Joel for you solutions to my menu delimma. Ian, I'll give
you a call on Monday, and Joel I'm just about to seek out the .rcs files. I
agree that it was at least nice for them to save these files in text format.

Shawn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Wilson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Toolbar Menus


> On 10:39 AM 26/10/2001 -0600, SHAWN said:
> >Hi All:
> >
> >Is there a way that I can share my custom tool bars, easily -- say a file
> >that I can throw on a disk. Furthermore, if there is, would anyone have a
> >unique custom bar that they would like to share. They really speed up the
> >process.
> >
> >Thanks, Shawn
>
>
> Shawn,
>
> Menu and other customizations are stored in the various .RCS files that
you
> will find in your Windows install directory.  Things like
> client99se.rcs.  These are text files - open them and look at the format.
>
> They are not really shareable unless you want to send *all* your settings
> for that particular server - unless the receiver is prepared to do some
cut
> and pasting.
>
> There is another method that looks interesting that allows extra menus and
> other resources to be added using INS files to allow others to install
your
> special customizations much like they are installing a new server.
>
> Yuri Potapoff kindly alerted us to the technique and prepared a long
> detailed article on this method in three messages with the subject lines
> "Creating Menus - part 1", "Creating Menus - part 2", "Creating Menus -
> part 3" -  dated 17 Aug 2001.
>
> You ought to be able to find them in one of the archives - ask if you need
> directions to the archives there are two (and a half) that I know of.  We
> are still waiting for Techserv's promised www-accessible archive.
>
>
> On the subject of RCS/INI files I think Protel should consider making
these
> profile friendly - that is moving them from the Window install folder and
> into some other folder that can also hook into the Windows logon.  The
> registry is the intended place for this under old versions of Windows but
> there is a move away from the registry in the programmers world due to the
> with the large binary nature.  I would *not* want the ini/rcs etc files
> made binary and stored in other than simple files.  But it would be nice
if
> they were not stored in the windows folder, even one set of settings for
> all users but stored in a dedicated folder in the Design Explorer folder
> would be heaps better.  Any one with comments on this?
>
> Hooroo,
> Ian Wilson

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