You can save the hierarchies you created, layout options, zoom level, label, size and color choices and filtering
options by using Save Settings.
Select Save Settings in the File menu.
Choose a file name. The default name is the same name as the .tm3 or .txt data file. The extension ".tms"
will automatically be added at the end of the file.
This .tms file contains the settings and a reference to the datafile it corresponds to.
You can now open the .tms file to lead the data and set the settings automatically.
The following settings are NOT saved.
- The nodes that were hidden will appear as gray in the reloading the settings of the .tms file. This way you will be able to see
which nodes were filtered out, and apply "Hide filtered nodes" to remove then. If this is a problem, you can use the Export function
of the file menu to create a new datafile.
Having Problems with Save Settings?
--Common Errors experienced by several users:
- Make sure you open the *.tms file and not the *.tm3 file. The tms file includes a pointer to the tm3 data and loads it with the
correct settings. This allows saving several settings for the same data file.
- If you are using any version prior to Treemap 4.0, save settings will not work. You have to save the new settings entirely
as the format has changed and the old settings files are not updated properly. Start from the tm3 file, set the controls as you want, and save
the settings as a *.tms file.
Create your own BATCH file
- Suppose, you wish to create My.BAT file.
- Go to NotePad, select "Save As" option from the "File" menu. Then type "My.BAT" and
click "Save". Make sure to have the "My.BAT" within double quotes (") as they are required
to correctly save this file as Batch format. You can use any text editor to effectively
create your own BATCH file, however, remember to include the double quotes (").
- The commands required for a BATCH file:
- java -jar TreemapProgram.jar
The filename can be either in *.tm3 or *.tms format.
IMPORTANT:The data file mention in this command line should be saved in the data folder.
- java -jar Monitor.jar
This command is needed to determine whether Treemap exits normally or due to
Java out of Memory Error. There are a number of Java runtime errors but we only
focus on one.
This command is optional and needed only if you wish to monitor the type of errors that
occur at runtime. If there are any, please email the entire error message to us at
email@example.com, so we can continually improve
the quality of Treemap program for future usage.
- "Example: To open census.tms file if My.BAT file is executed.
- java -jar TreemapProgram.jar census.tms
- java -jar Monitor.jar
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