File selectorΒΆ

Unless the program was launched by clicking on a PortaBase file, the first screen shown will be the file selector. You may choose one of the following options from the “File” menu, toolbar, or main display buttons:

Create a new file (possibly encrypted)
Open a dialog to select a file to open
Open Recent/Recently opened files
A list of recently opened files; click on one to open that file.
Create a new file (possibly encrypted) from the data in an XML or MobileDB file. You will be prompted for the type of file to import, the file to import, then a name for the new file to create. See the PortaBase home page for more information about the XML format used.
Launch the preferences dialog.
Click this toolbar button to switch PortaBase to fullscreen mode or back to normal display mode.
Close PortaBase.