Opening and saving files
GoldenSection Notes lets you create
as many .gso files (database files) as you like. To create a
new file, select the File|New menu item.
To save a file, select the File|Save menu item. To save a
file under some other (new) name , select the File|Save
as... menu item.
To open an existing file, select the File|Open menu item.
After the file is opened, a new tab page indicating the name of a
newly opened file will appear in the bottom part of the program's
To close the current file, use the File|Close menu item or
icon in the toolbar.
Use this command to reopen the current file from the disk once
again, or select a file to reopen in the dropdown list. To do this,
select File|Open|Reload Current File.
Create a Backup Copy...
Allows you to backup the current file. To do this, select
File|Create a Backup Copy....
A dialog box appears on the screen allowing you to save a file. By
default, the program adds a suffix with the current date to the
name of a saved file. For example, to backup a file named
database.gso, the program will use
database_2005.03.30.gso, where 2005.03.30 is a backup date.
After the backup copy is created, you can record this file to
external media (CD, DVD, USB drive, etc.) or other safe location.
To avoid losing data as a result of accidental deletion or computer
failure, we recommend creating backup copies of your files on a
To compress the current file, select the File|Compress menu
An unused space inside the .gso file that appears during the
program session will be packed/compressed. That is, there is a
certain optimization of the database file. A compressed file takes
less space on your hard drive. This kind of compressing has nothing
to do with packing using zip-like archivers.
Note that GoldenSection Notes always
creates a backup copy of the compressed file (only if the
corresponding option is enabled).
GoldenSection Notes files have the
.gso extension. A backup copy has the same filename, but
different extension - bak. Thus, if an error occurs during
file compressing (for example, no space on your hard disk, etc.) or
the program is unable to open a file, there is always a chance to
rename the backup bak file into a gso file to use it
in the program. If GoldenSection
Notes cannot create a backup copy (for example, the absence
of free space on your drive), it will notify you of this fault so
that you will be able to cancel file compressing.