You can save the hierarchies you created, layout options, zoom level, label, size and color choices and filtering
options by using Save Settings.
The following settings are NOT saved:
- Select Save Settings in the File menu.
- Select the same directory as the corresponding
data input file (.tm3 or .xml) is in.
Data input files and tms files can be saved to and loaded from
any accessible directory as long as the tms files are
in the same directory as their corresponding data input
- Choose a file name. The default name is
the same name as the data input 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 data input file it corresponds to.
- You can now open the .tms file to load the data and apply
the settings automatically.
Having Problems with Save Settings?
- 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.
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 that should be put into the BATCH file:
- java -jar TreemapProgram.jar
command line arguments
- The input files don't have to be in the "data" directory
any more. (See the link for command line arguments.)
- This command is optional and is 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
so we can continually improve the quality of Treemap
for future usage.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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