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Probe for EPMA Tips and Tricks
« on: September 04, 2023, 09:41:43 AM »
Here's something that some of you might not be aware of:

In the File Information dialog, one can "customize" three of the text field labels as shown here:



For instance the "Account #" label could be changed to "Customer PO" or whatever you want.

To customize these labels simply edit the Probewin.ini file for the following keywords in the [general] section using any text editor:

CustomLabel1="Department"        ; user defined user log label field
CustomLabel2="Account #"        ; user defined user log label field
CustomLabel3="Project"            ; user defined user log label field
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Re: Probe for EPMA Tips and Tricks
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2024, 04:59:29 PM »
Ever selected 173 samples in Analyze! and hit "Raw Data" or "Analyze" and PFE takes off doing its thing, but then you realize you messed something up and need it to stop? In my experience the "Cancel" button in the lower corner doesn't actually cancel in this situation, and one is left waiting for it to finish.

My "tip/trick" is that you can go up and click "Pause Between Samples", and when it finishes whatever sample it's currently working on, it will pause and the "Next" button will light up. At this point, the "Cancel" button will now stop PFE in its tracks.


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Re: Probe for EPMA Tips and Tricks
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2024, 09:28:12 PM »
Ever selected 173 samples in Analyze! and hit "Raw Data" or "Analyze" and PFE takes off doing its thing, but then you realize you messed something up and need it to stop? In my experience the "Cancel" button in the lower corner doesn't actually cancel in this situation, and one is left waiting for it to finish.

Note that the Cancel button in the Analyze! window *will* stop the data and/or analysis output, but one might have to click it a few times to "catch it" at a proper place in the processing so the cancel message gets recognized...
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