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QuoteWerks Knowledgebase Topic (Article ID 5814)

How do I add Menus in QuoteWerks?

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Article ID
5814

Created/Updated
November 13, 2017

Category
Customizing


Are you using the most current release of QuoteWerks?
Version 5.5 Build 1
NOTE: this has been replaced by the Tools --> Customize Menu functionality. QuoteWerks still supports the outdated menuopts.add file even through it is limited in functionality as compared to its replacement. It is preferred to use the Tools --> Customize Menu

Question:
How do I add menus in QuoteWerks?

Solution:
You can customize the Tools menu in QuoteWerks to add menu items that will launch other applications. This is particularly useful for launching related applications such as the distributor electronic price guides, your contact manager, add-on utilities etc. The menu options you add will appear in the circled area in the Tools drop down menu.

To customize the Tools menu you must edit the text file MENUOPTS.ADD which is located in the QuoteWerks directory. You will need to use a text editor such as NOTEPAD.EXE that comes with Windows.
Each line in the MENUOPTS.ADD file will add a menu item to your customized menu.
Each line has the following format:
{Menu Item Text}=[{Working Directory}]{space}{Executable Name and Path}

To add a separator bar which separates menu items with a line, enter a hyphen followed by an equals sign on a line.

The following is an example of a MENUOPTS.ADD file, showing all possible uses:


\QuoteWerks\MENUOPTS.ADD

[Menu]
Calculator=calc.exe
Tech Data Online for Windows=[f:\bin\td200] f:\bin\td200\cod.exe
Ingram for DOS=[f:\bin\ingramw] f:\bin\ingramw\ingram.exe
-=
DOS=dosprmpt.pif
NotePad List=notepad.exe c:\data\mylist.txt
Windows Explorer=explorer.exe
QuoteWerks Website=www.quotewerks.com
QuoteWerks Product Info=www.quotewerks.com/prodinfo.htm
Intel Data Sheet=c:\data\intelmatrix.pdf


Make sure to leave a blank line at the end of the text file in order for the last item in the list to show.

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