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8.1.3 Saving and exporting positions, games or matches

If you have played or imported a match into GNU Backgammon, and wish to save your efforts, you can choose File->Save. A file dialog box will appear and you can type in a file name or keep the suggested default file name. (The suggested default file name contains the date, the players name and the length of the match). This will save the whole match of the current match or session. If there is any analysis or commentary available this will also be saved to the file. You can also use the tool bar button labeled Save to open the file dialog box directly. There is also a keyboard shortcut, Ctrl-S, for saving a match or session.


Please note that saving a position will not save any analysis.

The export dialog is accessed by choosing File->Export This dialog is similar to the save dialog. Again you may choose a different filename and whether to export an entire match, a game or a position. Then you must choose an export format as well. Notice some file formats only supports export of matches and some only supports position. Only when a legal combination is chosen will ending the dialog be possible. The following table contains the supported file formats and the corresponding commands for export. Again notice that with some formats only some of M(atch), G(ame), P(osition) is allowed. For example to export a Jellyfish position you would issue the command export position pos <filepath>

Encapsulated Postscriptexport <P> eps <filepath>
HTMLexport <MGP> html <filepath>
Jellyfish Gameexport <G> gam <filepath>
Jellyfish Matchexport <M> mat <filepath>
Jellyfish Positionexport <P> pos <filepath>
LaTeXexport <MG> latex <filepath>
PDFexport <MG> pdf <filepath>
Plain Textexport <MGP> text <filepath>
Portable Network Graphicsexport <P> pdf <filepath>
PostScriptexport <MG> postscript <filepath>
Snowie Textexport <P> snowietxt <filepath>