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General Tools: File

The File toolbar contains the basic file management and printing commands.

These commands are divided into the following categories.

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Creates a new Snap document.


Opens an existing document.

A SnapControl can load a document in the following file format.

  • DOC (Microsoft® Word® 97 – 2003 document);

  • DOCX (Office® Open XML document);

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language);

  • MHTML / MHT (Web archive, single file);

  • RTF (Rich Text Format);

  • TXT (Plain text);

  • ODT (OpenDocument text document);

  • XML (Microsoft® Word® XML document);

The SNX format stores a Snap report without the document field data.

Saving a document in any other format retrieves the required data values and excludes any information about the data connections defined by Snap.

To apply the uniform layout and style settings of a specific document to multiple reports, open this document as a template.

In this mode, the Save command becomes disabled to prevent open templates from being overwritten.


Saves a document template to an SNX file.

When saving a document for the first time, the Save As dialog will appear.

Save As

Saves a document template to a new SNX file.

This command invokes the Save As dialog, allowing you to specify a name and location for a new file.


Exports a document into one of the supported third-party formats.

A Snap report can be exported to the following file formats.

  • DOC (Microsoft® Word® 97 - 2003 document).

  • DOCX (Office® Open XML document);

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language);

  • MHTML / MHT (Web archive, single file);

  • PDF (Portable Document Format);

  • RTF (Rich Text Format);

  • TXT (Plain text);

  • ODT (OpenDocument text format);

  • XML (Microsoft® Word® XML document);

  • Image (BMP, EMF, WMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG or TIFF format).

Quick Print

Sends a document to the default printer with default printing options.


Invokes the Print dialog, allowing you to select a printer and specify printing options before printing.

Print Preview

Retrieves all data required to populate the report fields to assemble and preview a document before publishing, ignoring the current Editor Row Limit setting.

Calling this command for a mail-merge document renders only one page of the document.

To render a mail-merge document for a specified range of data records, use the Finish & Merge option in the Data Tools: Mail Merge tab.


Cancels the last change made to the document.


Reverses the results of the last undo.

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Add New Data Source

Invokes the Create Data Source wizard, allowing you to connect the document to a new data source and specify its data connection options (e.g., data provider, login information and connection name).

A data table selected with the wizard is included in the data source. To add more tables and specify their data relations, use the Query Builder.

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