, This window lets you select your preferences for program appearance and functions. Chose one of four tabbed categories: Appearance, Sounds, Printing, File Handling, and Operations.
There are two formats (comma-separated variables; .csv, or tab-separated variables; .txt) for the 'spreadsheet' text files generated from several analysis or edit modes. These can be read by spreadsheet-handling programs such as MS Excel, or by many kinds of statistical or graphing applications (e.g., JMP, Kaleidagraph, etc.).
The File format for window printing buttons select whether you want to print copies of graphics windows (such as the main data channels, or the file information window) in .pdf or .png format. Either can be independently set to a printer, although you can't do that from within LabAnalyst.
To avoid having to re-set your preferences at every launch, click the Store Preferences button to store your current settings (including screen colors, current values of FiO2, FiCO2, and RQ, etc.). When launched, LabAnalyst reads the preferred settings and uses them as defaults.
The Export button lets you save a copy of your preferences external to the LabAnalyst application package, where it normally resides. This is useful if you want to save your preferences before updating LabAnalyst, which comes with a generic set of preferences. Once you have installed the new LabAnalyst version, use the Import button to restore your old settings (be sure to click the Store Peferences button to save them into the application package).