User Interface Options

Value Labels Browser

If your input file has value labels, you can display them, for each variable, on the Variables dialog box by checking this option.  You can choose to have the value labels displayed in a Vertical area, just to the right of the variable names or in a Horizontal area, below the variable names.  The default is to display the value labels in a horizontal box below the variable names.


File History Length

Stat/Transfer stores a history of the files that you have read for each Input File Type.  You can control the number of files that are stored with this option.  The default is 10 specifications for each file type.


Stat/Transfer GUI font

This controls the font that is used in the Stat/Transfer user interface (GUI).  It will be dependent on your operating system.  You can use the Choose Font button to call up a dialog box that will allow you to choose a different font. After you make your selection, you will need to close and then restart Stat/Transfer for your change to take effect.  Note that you can get seriously ugly results by choosing an inappropriate font.  It is a good idea to remember the font that you started with.

Display input and output encodings on Transfer screen
If this is checked, you will see the encoding format for both the input and output file on the Transfertab.

Display Obsolete File Types

This is an option designed to reduce clutter on the input and output File Type drop down menus.  Lotus 123 used to have 99% or the spreadsheet market, but we doubt anyone is using it today.  If you would prefer not to see such old friends, check this option. But please remember that it is there, in case someone sends you a file that needs to be dusted off and converted to something more useful.


Local Help Files

By default our help system is hosted on our internet server and displayed in your browser. If your computer cannot be connected to the internet, it is possible to download a copy of the help system and store it on your local disk. To do so:

  1. Go to, and download the manual in zip file format.

  2. Unzip it into any convenient location on your computer or on your local network.

  3. Check Use Local Help Files and browse to the location in which you unzipped the help file. It should be the root directory where “index.html’ is located.

You can then access your local copy of the help file every time you press a Help or ? button.