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You can quickly create a new document with the document template of your choice. Choose
New | Create From Template... from the File menu, then make your selection of document template.
The "General" settings
The 'General' settings

You can access this dialog by choosing the "Tools | Options..." menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

Main menu
command or clicking the Change settings Button image button of the Help toolbar The 'Help' toolbar .

Create a new document at startup

When this option is on, every time you launch Atlantis it automatically creates a new document of the default document format. Note that a new document does not get created when there are open documents in Atlantis at startup. For example, Atlantis does not create a new document at startup if it has reloaded documents from the previous session or opened a document file specified in its command-line.

Always show templates window when creating new documents

When this option is on, Atlantis asks which document template to use every time you create a new document by pressing CtrlN, or clicking the New document Button image toolbar button, or choosing the File | New | Document menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

Main menu
command.

When this option is off, Atlantis always creates new documents using the document template associated with the default format for new documents. By default, that template is "Normal.rtf".

Continuous numeration for new documents after restart

Atlantis uses continuous numeration for newly created documents within its session: "Doc01", "Doc02", "Doc03", and so on. When you restart Atlantis (i.e. create a new Atlantis session), and the "Continuous numeration for new documents after restart" option is on, Atlantis continues document numeration from the previous Atlantis session. For example, if the last created document in the previous session was "Doc27", the first created document in this session will be "Doc28".

When this option is off, the first newly created document in every session of Atlantis is always "Doc01".

Document 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.

Defaults for formatted/plain documents

Use this set of options to view or change the font format, paragraph format, or page settings used by Atlantis for newly created formatted documents, or for newly created or existing plain text documents. When you change the defaults, they get saved to the corresponding document template. Note that you can also change these defaults by opening your default templates through the File | Document Templates... menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

Main menu
command, and applying the corresponding format changes to the templates manually.

Number of items in the histories

This option holds the maximum number of items that Atlantis can store in various history lists (recent documents, recent folders, recent pictures, Clipboard History, etc).

Automatically remove obsolete files and folders from histories

When this option is on, Atlantis automatically removes obsolete files and folders from various histories.

When this option is off, you can manually remove obsolete items from a history list by clicking a corresponding menu command:

Remove obsolete files

Histories to clear on program close

Choose which history lists should be cleared when you close Atlantis:

  • files: the history of recently opened document files (accessible through the "File | Recent Documents" menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

    Main menu
    ), the history of recently inserted document files (offered through the drop-down menu attached to the Insert file Button image toolbar button), and the history of recently inserted graphic files (available through the drop-down menu attached to the Insert picture Button image toolbar button).
  • folders: the folder histories available at the bottom of various "Open ..." and "Save ... as" dialogs:
    Folder history
  • search: the search history available through the drop-down lists of the "Find what" and "Replace with" boxes of the Find/Replace panel of the Control Board, or the Find/Replace dialog:
    Search history

Show full filenames including paths

When this option is on, Atlantis displays full filenames (including file paths) in various window captions and menus. For example:

C:\Users\John\My Documents\Doc01.rtf

When this option is off, Atlantis displays short filenames without drive letters and folder names:

Doc01.rtf

Update fields on print

When this option is on, Atlantis automatically updates all the fields in the active document every time you open the Print Preview or print this document.

Address Books...

Click this button to manage your address books.

Measurement system

Choose the preferable measurement unit - inches, centimeters, picas, points, or millimeters - to be used by Atlantis in the rulers, status bar, and within various dialogs.

1 inch = 2.54 cm = 6 picas = 72 points = 25.4 mm

Optional Messages

Some of the Atlantis message dialogs include a Do not ask again check box:

The 'Do not ask again' 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 ask 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.

You can also disable or re-enable such message dialogs from a specific dialog by clicking 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 dialog, and use the bottom left drop-down list to record your default answer to the highlighted message.

User name

Any formatted document (RTF, DOC, or DOCX) usually includes information about its author. You can view the author's name by choosing the File | Properties... or Tools | Word Count... menu The main menu or simply menu is a horizontal bar with clickable commands anchored to the top of the main window of Atlantis:

Main menu
command..

Use the User name box to specify the "author's name" that should be included in documents created by you.

"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 an INI file, click the Load from File... button.

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