Importing options of a previous MZ-Tools version

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When you load MZ-Tools 8.0 for the first time you are asked to import the options of MZ-Tools 7.0, MZ-Tools 6.0 or MZ-Tools 3.0 if those previous versions are detected.

For example, for MZ-Tools 3.0, its .ini file must be detected in this folder (notice that AppData is a hidden folder):

  • For Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
     
    C:\Users\<your_user>\AppData\Roaming\MZTools Software\MZTools3
  • For Windows XP:
     
    C:\Documents and Settings\<your_user>\Application Data\MZTools Software\MZTools3

Then you get a prompt to import the MZ-Tools 3.0 options (such as code templates, module/procedure headers, error handler, etc.), which also converts predefined variables from the version 3.0 format to the new one of version 8.0.

If that prompt to import options was missed, you can force a new prompt closing Microsoft Office and using regedit.exe to delete the DoNotShowOptionsWindowFirstTime entry of the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MZTools Software\MZTools8

If, for any reason, you need to convert the predefined variables by hand, see the equivalence in the table at the bottom of the Predefined Variables help page.

While most options are imported seamlessly, some MZ-Tools 6.0 or MZ-Tools 3.0 options have changed significantly in MZ-Tools 8.0, so you need to review the importation or configure them again.