The New and Open Dialog

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The Sequence Editor's New and Open dialog is used to create new sequences, or to open existing sequences.  It has three tabs:

 

"New Sequence", to create a new musical sequence or a new animation sequence;
"Existing Sequence", to open an existing sequence, using a file browser similar to Windows Explorer;
"Recent Sequence", to open a sequence that had recently been opened, by selecting it from a list.

 

While the New and Open dialog is displayed, you can change the selected tab by hitting Control-Tab (to cycle forward through the tabs) or Control-Shift-Tab (to cycle backward), or simply by mouse clicking on the desired tab.

 

The New and Open dialog can be opened, on the appropriate tab, via the File menu's "New", "Open", or "Open Recent" menu items, and also via the Standard Toolbar's "New Sequence" and "Open Sequence" buttons.

 

Also, by default, the New and Open dialog will open whenever the Sequence Editor is started (opening on the tab that had been used the last time the dialog was used).  This behavior can be suppressed by checking the "Don't show this screen when Light-O-Rama starts" checkbox.  If you have suppressed it, and want to unsuppress it, simply uncheck the box the next time that you use the New and Open dialog.

 

New Sequence

 

The New and Open dialog's New Sequence tab allows you to create a new musical sequence or a new animation sequence.  Simply select which you want, which will cause either the New Musical Sequence dialog or the New Animation dialog to open.

 

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The New and Open dialog's "New Sequence" tab

 

Existing Sequence

 

The New and Open dialog's Existing Sequence tab lets you choose a sequence to open, using a file browser similar to Windows Explorer.

 

This also allows you to import sequences that were created using the Dasher program.  Simply select the Dasher sequence, and you will be prompted on how you wish to import it.

 

The "Search for files named" box, below the list of files, causes the list to show only those files with the specified text somewhere in their name.  It also supports three wildcard characters, "*", "?" and "#", meaning "zero or more characters", "exactly one character", and "exactly one digit", respectively.

 

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The New and Open dialog's "Existing Sequence" tab

 

Recent Sequence

 

The New and Open dialog's Recent Sequence tab lets you choose a sequence to open from a list of the sequences which had been opened the most recently.

 

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The New and Open dialog's "Recent Sequence" tab