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The File menu, shown below, lets you create, save and open questionnaire designs quickly and easily. You can exit the program from this menu as well.

As you use the File menu options you will see that the screens displayed work like any other Windows program. You can learn more about each option in this topic plus we talk about moving and deleting questionnaires.


The shortcut keys, which give you direct access to menu commands, are shown to the right of each menu option.

File | New

The File | New menu option clears your database and starts a completely new data file. If you already have a database loaded that needs saving you will be prompted to do so before your work space is cleared, so you do not need to worry about losing any work.

When you create a new data file you will be prompted with the Field Name Editor dialog. Here you can input and edit the field headings in your database.

File | Open File

The File | Open File menu option lets you open previously saved data files into the Data Doctor quickly and easily.

Data files created in the Data Doctor will be saved as .CSV files and is therefore the only file format used within the Data Doctor.


Data Files have the file extension of .CSV. If you do not see file extensions on your computer we recommend you show these by changing you folder view options in 'My Computer' or 'Windows Explorer'. Refer to your Windows documentation for details on how to do that.


Although you can rename files from this screen using the standard Windows features, we do not recommend doing so, unless you rename the associated folder. It is better to open the questionnaire design and save as a different name from within the PocketSurvey program.

File | Save

The File | Save menu option saves your current data file to disk. Because even large data files are small and efficient the save operation does not take long to complete.

File | Save As

The File | Save As menu option lets you save the currently opened data file as a different name. This option is often used to create a new data file based on the design of another.

Since PocketSurvey uses long filenames you can name your questionnaire designs using descriptive words. You can also use spaces in the filenames.

File | System Editor

The File | System Editor menu option exports your data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Data files in the Data Doctor must be saved before they can be exported to the System Editor.

File | Exit

The File | Exit menu option will prompt you to save any modified files and then close the Data Doctor. If you choose not to save the modified file the changes since you last save will be lost.

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