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QPR ProcessGuide creates and uses three kinds of files: model files, backup files and template files.


A ProcessGuide model is saved as one file. The default extension for model files created by ProcessGuide is ".pmf". ProcessGuide can open the models created with previous versions of ProcessGuide. Models are always saved in current QPR ProcessGuide format. Earlier ProcessGuide versions cannot open these models made in later versions.


Model Files

A model can be moved or copied to another computer by simply delivering it e.g. using electronic mail or floppy disk. When moving a model file certain things should be kept in mind. Firstly, texts on flow charts may look different on the other computers if used fonts are not available. Secondly, links to information item locations may not work if the information item cannot be found or opened in the new environment.


Sharing Model Files

Sharing of models is allowed in ProcessGuide. Two users can simultaneously work on the same model, although it has to be opened read-only for one of them so that simultaneously saved changes may not corrupt the model. If the model is opened in read-only mode, changes to it can be made, but the changed model must be saved with a different name.


Controlling the use of Model Files

The model files are protected against unauthorized use. File models can be protected with a password.


Backup Files

Every time a model file is saved, ProcessGuide creates a backup file of the old model file. Automatic backup can be turned off in the Options dialog. The extension for backup files is ".bak". If you want to revert to the old model, open the backup file and save it with the extension ".pmf".


Template Files

ProcessGuide makes use of template files, which are models with the exception that they do not contain the changes log and information about open views. User rights can be optionally included in templates as well. The extension for template files is ".pmt". Template files can be created and used in the Modeling Options dialog. Template files can be used to store and deliver the preferred modeling options, settings or parts of a model.



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