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Dialog box referencePreferences dialog ► File - Advanced (Advanced)

The Advanced section lets you specify auto-save, file versioning and other project file settings.
The Advanced section contains the following settings:
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Auto-save Every “N” Minutes or “N” Changes. Choose how many minutes or edits between automatic saves.
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Enable Versioning of Project (.cwp) Files. Checking this check box causes SONAR to save successive versions of a project with the date the project was saved in the file name. The most recent version has no date in the name.
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Number of versions to keep. If you enable the versioning option, you can use this field to choose how many versions to keep. When the maximum number of files is reached, the oldest file is deleted.
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Load Non-SONAR Files in Offset Mode. This option causes .smf, .mid, .rmi, .wrk and .cwb/bun files to open in Offset mode (see Envelope mode and Offset mode).
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Allow Only One Open Project at a Time. If you select this check box, when you open a new project SONAR will close any project that is already open and ask if you want to save any changes.
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Ask before Sending System Exclusive (When Opening Projects). If you check this option and then open a project that contains sysx data, SONAR asks you before sending the sysx data.
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On Startup Load Default Template. This option lets you load the default template automatically when you launch SONAR, without having to first specify a project name and audio folder. While you record audio into the new project, the audio data is stored in the global audio folder until you save the file, at which point you can choose to create a per-project audio folder, or retain the audio in the global audio folder. For information about specifying the default template, see To specify the default project template.
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Always Use Local Help. This option tells SONAR to always use the installed version of the Help (SONAR.chm). When this option is disabled, SONAR will load the latest online HTML help in your default web browser.
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Show Update Notifications. This option tells SONAR to show a pop-up toast notification at the bottom of the screen if a program update is available. Your computer must have an active internet connection, and you must be signed into Cakewalk Command Center in order to receive update notifications (see Cakewalk Command Center).
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Show Start Screen. This option tells SONAR to automatically show the Start Screen when you launch the program and when no project is open.
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Create Default Drum Map for Non-SONAR Files. This option ensures that when you load a Standard MIDI File, you won’t have to create a drum map from scratch—SONAR creates a basic one for you.
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