Is there a way of splitting the window in Data View. This was always handy for me to edit in Pan 6 and I don’t seem to be able to do it in Pan X.
You can hide the fields that lie between, but you can’t split the window.
As Dave pointed out you can use the Hide/Show Fields… item from the Field menu and hide all the intervening fields that you want to remove between the fields you want aligned together. If you also click on the star icon in the same dialog you can add this setup to the Favorites with a name like “Split Fields”. In the future you can invoke this split set up from the same dialog using the star icon. To return to normal view you would choose Show All Fields from the Field menu.
Thank you Gary and Dave for your suggestions. I must admit I have tried to be patient but I find the Panorama 6 was much better for me. I use Panorama almost daily and I jumped at the chance to use Panorama X. I paid $300 for 5 years but now I am having second thoughts. So many basic things are still missing which I enjoyed in Pan 6 such as, saving the print orientation setting on a form, splitting a window in data view, being able to choose from a list fields for form building, text export wizard is not as easy to use, no command F for find, no option for setting spacing between fields, at least there is an align feature. I have been waiting 5-6 months now with no attention paid to non-basic features. I have been with Jim as a Panorama user since the late 80’s but I have been feeling like a beta user for a little to long. I won’t mention the frequent application crashes.
With all this being said is there a easy way to migrate my Pan X files back to Pan 6?
Use your Pan 6 backups. You made backups before converting to X right?
Yes, I even have the original Pax 6 files. I have made changes to the data in the Pan X files. My question would be could I export the data from the Pax X file into the previous Pan 6 file?
Sure. Use the text export wizard in PX to give yourself a text file of
the new data, then append it to the P6 file as you always have.
Gerald A Jambazian wrote:
When you export, use Western (ISO Mac OS Roman) since Pan 6 doesn’t support Unicode.
It only really matters if some of the text contains accented letters or symbols from the latter half of the ASCII Chart.
Good point Dave.
I’m wondering if this dialog should default to Unicode (UTF-8) or whether in fact it should default to Western (ISO Mac OS Roman) as most of the world isn’t really as up to date as we’d like for them to be. At least a warning is warranted I’d think.
Backups should only be used when they are extremely recent unless the user has no care about losing their recent work.
Other options are often available.
I assumed he would export/import the data since the time he converted. When upgrading you need to make sure you have a contingency plan.
Allow me to add my two cents here; I agree with CMTA that the ability to split the window in data view is quite a useful feature, and I’m surprised and frustrated to learn that it’s no longer possible in PanX (and sorry, but the Hide/Show idea is not a useful alternative).