Customizing MZ-Tools

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You can customize most features of MZ-Tools 8.0 to meet your needs. There are two categories of options: Personal Options and Team Options:

  • Personal Options: this category provides options not shared with other members of the team, because they are mainly personal preferences and not team standards. The customization for each feature is saved in a file which is located by default in the following folder:
     
    For Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
     
    C:\Users\<your_user>\AppData\Roaming\MZTools Software\MZTools8\PersonalOptions
     
    For Windows XP:
     
    C:\Documents and Settings\<your_user>\Application Data\MZTools Software\MZTools8\PersonalOptions
     
    Note: the portable edition of MZ-Tools 8.0 for VBA uses its Files\Options\PersonalOptions subfolder of the portable installation.
     
    The actual location of the Personal Options is shown at the bottom of the Personal Options tab, where you can use the Change... button to use a new location if desired:

PersonalOptionsFolder

  • Team Options: this category provides options shared with other members of the team. Typically these team options are set or changed only by a team leader, who sets the file in read-only state after the changes. It is also recommended that you deny write permission in the shared folder to all the team members except the leader, so they can not change the read-only flag of the file.
     
    By default after installation, the Team Options are stored in the following folder:
     
    For Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
     
    C:\Users\<your_user>\AppData\Roaming\MZTools Software\MZTools8\TeamOptions
     
    For Windows XP:
     
    C:\Documents and Settings\<your_user>\Application Data\MZTools Software\MZTools8\TeamOptions
     
    Note: the portable edition of MZ-Tools 8.0 for VBA uses its Files\Options\TeamOptions subfolder of the portable installation.
     
    The actual location of the Team Options is shown at the bottom of the Team Options tab, where you can use the Change... button to use a new location in some shared network folder if you work within a team:

TeamOptionsFolder

If you are a standalone developer, you can store both the personal options and the team options in subfolders of the local folder that cloud storage providers (Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) create when you install their client applications for Windows:

CloudDriveProviders

With this approach, you can keep your options synchronized between several of your computers. Even if you have only one computer, you get a backup of your options on the cloud.