Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 17:01:08 -0500
Reply-To: "Bauer, John" <bauer@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Bauer, John" <bauer@SPSS.COM>
Subject: Re: default directory for input
This isn't an SPSS thing, this is a Windows thing.
Define as many shortcuts to SPSS as you like. You can do this in lots of
different ways: right-click on the desktop, drag and drop, Start
Right-click on the shortcut, select Properties, (or use File>Properties in
the Explorer after selecting the shortcut), choose the Shortcut tab, and
there you will see a box labelled "Start In". It will have the directory
that SPSS is installed in listed.
Edit the text to name some other directory. Use this shortcut to start
SPSS, and your default directory will be set accordingly. You can have as
many different directories as you care to create shortcuts for.
Of course you can do this for all of your other applications too.
I'm not the first to suggest defining a shortcut on this list, and I
apologize to those for whom this is redundant, and for whom this amount of
detail is unnecessary.
SPSS Developer Suppport
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Voelp [SMTP:PsyConsult.Voelp@t-online.de]
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 1998 2:14 AM
> To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: default directory for input
> Dieter Klammer wrote:
> > I am using SPSS 7.5. Is it possible to set up a default directory for
> > input data, e.g. for my own data?
> There is no direct way to set a default directory,
> but a convenient workaround is using a macro, as
> define !Path ()
> and then calling the macro when reading or saving
> data (or any other file), as in
> get file=!Path+"xy.sav".
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