The File menu offers the following commands:
|New||Creates a new alarm file.|
|Open||Opens an existing alarm file.|
|Save||Saves an opened alarm file using the same file name.|
|Save As||Saves an opened alarm file to a specified file name.|
|Send||Sends an opened alarm file through electronic mail.|
|File list||List of most recently used files.|
|Pause||Pauses Alarm++ so that events will not occur|
|Resume||Resumes Alarm++ so that events will occur|
|Hide||Hides the main window.|
Use this command to create a new alarm file in Alarm++. The file is saved in your "My Documents" folder with the name "MyAlarms.alarm" if a file with that name doesn't already exist.
You can open an existing alarm file with the Open command.
Use this command to open an existing alarm file. Alarm++ displays the Open dialog box so you can select your file.
You can create new alarm files with the New command.
You can drag an alarm file onto the Alarm++ application to open it.
The following options allow you to specify which file to open:
Select the directory, drive, or network location of the file you want to open.
Type or select the file name you want to open.
Select the extension of the files you want to see listed.
Use this command to save the active alarm file to its current name and directory. When you save an alarm file for the first time, Alarm++ displays the Save As dialog box so you can name your file. If you want to change the name and directory of an existing alarm file before you save it, choose the Save As command.
See the Save As command for more information on saving files.
Use this command to save and name the active alarm file. Alarm++ displays the Save As dialog box so you can name your file.
To save an alarm file with its existing name and directory, use the Save command.
The following options allow you to specify the name and location of the file you're about to save:
Select the directory, drive, or network location of where you want to save the file.
Type or select the file name you want to save the alarm file under. Alarm++ adds the extension you specify in the "Save as type" box. If you select an existing file, it will prompt you to confirm that you want to overwrite the file.
Select the extension of the files you want to see listed and how you want to save the file.
Use this command to send the active alarm file through electronic mail. Please see the documentation for your e-mail software for more details on how to send electronic mail.
Alarm++ removes this command from the File menu if your computer does not have e-mail support.
This feature is useful for scheduling meetings, parties, or other events with other people. You create a new alarm file, create an appropriate alarm, and send the file to the interested people. (The recipients must have Alarm++ installed on their machines in order to view the alarm file.)
The recipients can then open the alarm file and copy or move the alarm into any alarm file they choose.
Use the numbers and file names listed at the bottom of the File menu to open the most recent alarm files you closed. Choose the number that corresponds with the file you want to open.
Use this command to stop processing alarms temporarily. Perhaps you are going to a meeting and don't want alarms going off while you're gone; or you're playing a game and don't want to be interrupted.
Use this command to continue processing alarms again, after using the Pause command.
Use this command to hide the main window. You can also use the Close command on the application Control menu.
Mouse: Double-click the application's Control menu button.
Use this command to end your Alarm++ session. If you never saved the alarms to an alarm file, Alarm++ prompts you to save before it closes. If you exit without saving, you lose all changes made since the last time it was saved.
Before closing an untitled alarm file, Alarm++ displays the Save As dialog box and suggests that you name and save the alarm file.
Note: Once you have saved the alarms to a alarm file, you do not need to manually save your changes—Alarm++ automatically saves them for you.
If one or more alarms are snoozing when you close an alarm file or when you exit the application, Alarm++ will prompt you for each snoozing alarm and confirm that you want to close it. If you decide you want to stop the operation, click Cancel. Otherwise, clicking OK will continue and close the alarm. The snooze state is not affected and the next time you open this alarm file, if the snooze interval has expired, the event will go off.
For example, you set an alarm to remind you to stop at the store on your way home to buy milk. It goes off at 5:00 PM and you snooze it for 15 minutes because you're not ready to leave yet. You're ready to leave at at 5:10 PM and you shut your machine down.
Because an alarm is snoozing, Alarm++ prompts you and asks if you want to close the "Remember to buy milk" alarm. You can now say, "Yes, I remember that, keep going." or you say, "Oops! I'm going out after work. I need to send e-mail to ask my roommate to buy it, so I want to cancel the shutdown."
No matter what choice you make, the snooze will still go off eventually—either when you open that alarm file again (i.e., when you reboot, run Alarm++, and open that same alarm file) or when the snooze time elapses (if you cancel the shutdown and leave Alarm++ running). Of course, you can use the Cancel Snooze command on the alarm to stop the snooze.