The File Menu

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The Light-O-Rama S5 Sequencer's File menu has menu items related to creating, opening, and saving sequences, as well as exiting the program.

 

Several of these menu items operate on the "currently selected sequence".  Many sequences can be open simultaneously in the S5 Sequencer, but only one is the currently selected sequence.  Each open sequence has a tab that displays the sequence's name. The currently selected sequence's tab will be highlighted (the highlight color depends are which theme you are using). To select a sequence, simply click on its tab.

 

New

Open

Recent Files

Save

Save As

Save A Copy

Create Playback Files

Export as Protected

Close

Close All

Exit

 

The S5 Sequencer's File menu

The S5 Sequencer's File menu

 

 

New

 

Selecting "New" on the Sequencer's File menu opens the New and Open dialog, on its "New Sequence" tab, which gives a choice between creating a new animation sequence or a new musical sequence.

 

"New" has a keyboard hotkey: Ctrl-N.

 

Open

 

Selecting "Open" on the Sequencer's File menu opens the New and Open dialog, on its "Existing Sequence" tab, which lets you open an existing sequence using a file browser similar to Windows Explorer.

 

"Open" has a keyboard hotkey: Ctrl-O.

 

Open Recent

 

Selecting "Open Recent" on the Sequencer's File menu opens the New and Open dialog, on its "Recent Sequence" tab, which lets you open by selecting it from a list of the most recently opened sequences.

 

"Open Recent" has a keyboard hotkey: Ctrl-R.

 

Save

 

Selecting "Save" from the Sequencer's File menu saves the changes that you have made to the currently  selected sequence.  If the sequence was newly created and has never been saved before, Save will also prompt you for a filename to use for the new sequence.

 

Save has a keyboard hotkey: Ctrl-S.

 

Save As

 

Selecting "Save As" from the Sequencer's File menu saves the current sequence to a new filename.  The old file will still exist, but will not include any of the changes that you made to the sequence since the last time that you saved it.

 

Save A Copy

 

Selecting "Save A Copy" from the Sequencer's File menu saves the current sequence to a new filename.  The old file will still exist, but will not include any of the changes that you made to the sequence since the last time that you saved it.

 

Create Playback FIles

 

Selecting "Create Playback Files" from the Sequencer's File menu saves the current sequence to a new filename.  The old file will still exist, but will not include any of the changes that you made to the sequence since the last time that you saved it.

 

Close

 

Selecting "Close" from the Sequencer's File menu closes the currently selected sequence.

 

If the sequence has unsaved changes, you will be prompted on whether you wish to save the changes or not; if the sequence has never been saved before, and you choose to save it, you will also be prompted to select a filename for the new sequence.

 

Close All

 

Selecting "Close All" from the Sequencer's File menu closes all open sequences.

 

If any of the sequences have unsaved changes, you will be prompted on whether you wish to save them or not; if any of the sequences have never been saved before, and you choose to save them, you will also be prompted to select filenames for the new sequences.

 

Export as Protected

 

Selecting "Export as Protected" from the Sequencer's File menu can be used to create a protected sequence based upon the current sequence.

 

Exit

 

Selecting "Exit" from the Sequencer's File menu closes the Sequencer.  If any currently open sequences have changes that have not yet been saved, you will be prompted for whether or not you want to save them.