Create a new document at startup
When this option is on, a new document will be created every time you launch Atlantis.
When this option is on, Atlantis memorizes the ordinary number of the last created document when you close Atlantis. When you launch Atlantis again, Atlantis numerates all newly created documents starting from this memorized number.
Let's take an example. Let's suppose that you created 5 new documents within a single session, and Atlantis has assigned the Doc05.rtf name to the last created document. Then you closed Atlantis, and launched it again. The first newly created document will be named Doc06.rtf.
When this option is off, the first newly created document will be always named Doc01.rtf.
Show full paths
When this option is on, Atlantis displays full filenames (including file paths) in various window captions and menus. For example:
C:\Documents and Settings\John\My Documents\Doc01.rtf
When this option is off, Atlantis displays short filenames (without drive letters and folder names). For example:
Always show templates window
When this option is on, Atlantis performs the File | New | Create From Template... command every time you press the Ctrl+N keys, or click the New document toolbar button, or choose the File | New | Document command.
When this option is off, Atlantis always creates a new document using the document template associated with the Default format for new documents (as a rule, the Normal template is used).
Update fields on print
When this option is on, Atlantis automatically updates all the fields in the active document every time you activate the Print Preview mode or print this document.
As you know, you never use all of your installed fonts. Even then all installed fonts are routinely displayed in the various font type lists. The Favorite Fonts options give you the opportunity to display only those fonts in the list that you actually intend to use.
You can create a list of your Favorite Fonts by pressing the My Favorite Fonts... button. A dialog pops up, where you can pull down the list of all your installed fonts and specify which are your favorite.
When the Use My Favorite Fonts only box is checked, the Font toolbar combo box and the font list in the Font Format dialog will include only your favorite fonts. Note that checking this box in no way will affect the formatting of your existing documents. Also even when this box is checked, you can still specify any font through the Font toolbar combo box and the corresponding edit box in the Font Format dialog by typing the desired font name.
When the Use My Favorite Fonts only box is unchecked, the Font toolbar combo box and the font list in the Font Format dialog will naturally include all the fonts installed on your system. If you have previously specified a list of your favorite fonts, these will be displayed at the top of the font list, making it easier to select any of them.
Number of items in the histories
This option controls the maximal number of items that Atlantis can store in various history lists (recent documents, recent folders, recent pictures, Clipboard History, etc).
Click this button to edit the list of predefined font sizes offered on the Atlantis toolbars.
Atlantis can use different measurement units for displaying information in the Rulers, in the Status Bar, and within different dialogs.
Atlantis supports the following measurement units: inches, centimeters, picas, points, and millimeters.
1 inch = 2.54 cm = 6 picas = 72 points = 25.4 mm.
Some of the Atlantis message dialogs include a Do not show this message again check box:
If you always click the same button (Yes, No, Ignore, etc) in such a dialog, you might want Atlantis not to display that dialog again and always assume that you clicked a specific button. For example, when a document has been modified and Atlantis pops up the above dialog, you might want the changes to be always saved without confirmation and accordingly not to be shown this type of message again. By checking the Do not show this message again box and pressing the Yes button, you will disable the display of such messages and make saving documents without confirmation the default behavior of Atlantis.
Such message dialogs can be de-activated and a custom default answer recorded in this way.
But you can also disable or re-enable such messages from a specific dialog, the Optional Messages dialog.
This dialog is brought up by pressing the Optional Messages... button. In that dialog, you can check or uncheck boxes depending on whether you want to enable or disable the corresponding message window, and use the bottom left drop-down list to record your default answer to the highlighted message.
Every document created in Atlantis (except plain text documents) includes information about the author of this document. The File | Properties... and Tools | Word Count... dialogs of Atlantis display the name of the author of the active document.
When you create a new document, Atlantis automatically includes contents of the User name box to this new document. So in this box you can specify a name which should be included by Atlantis to documents created by you.
Formats & Templates...
Click this button to specify the default templates for the document formats supported by Atlantis, or to change the Default format for new documents.
Click this button if you want to make changes to your Address Books.
"Save to File..." and "Load from File..."
Click the Save to File... button to save all the current Atlantis settings to an INI file. To load the saved settings from such an INI file, click the Load from File... button.
You could also use this INI file to install Atlantis to a memory flash drive.