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Step 5: Saving the Terminal Setup File

Once both terminal and communication settings have been defined, you can save them to a setup (.PTS) file. This file can be used to start PowerTerm, or opened manually during a PowerTerm session in order to define terminal and communication settings.

PowerTerm asks you if you want to save setting changes to the currently loaded setup file. If you do not want to overwrite the parameters in the current setup file, save the settings under a different file name.

You can also create an icon for your current PowerTerm settings, which can be accessed from the Windows 95 Start menu, or by double-clicking on the icon on your desktop. Your session starts automatically with the desired parameters.

You can also save settings when you exit PowerTerm. For more information, see Step 9: Exiting PowerTerm.

From the File menu, select Save Terminal Setup. The current terminal settings are saved to the currently loaded terminal settings (.PTS) file.

This option overwrites parameters previously defined in the setup file.

From the File menu, select Save Terminal Setup As. The Save File As dialog box is displayed:

The default Terminal Setup file extension is .pts.

Click Save. The file will be saved with the specified file name.

From the File menu, select Save As Icon. The Save As Icon dialog box is displayed:

Enter the Icon Information that you want to use for your icon.

The name of the setup file should be changed to avoid confusion. If you use the default name, PTDEF.PTS, these settings will become the default settings when PowerTerm is launched, if no other settings file has been specified.


Opening a Setup File

Once you have created a setup file, you can open it in PowerTerm in order to connect to a host using the predefined terminal and communication parameters.


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