The menu structure is at the top of the main window and is shown below.
Preferences: Brings up the Preferences page. See here for detailed information.
Tools: Brings up the Tools page. See here for detailed information.
Exit: Closes CCDAutoPilot
The menu commands for system profiles are:
New: This selection unloads the existing system profile and replaces it with a new default one. All settings will need to be reentered again.
Load: This selection opens a file window allowing you to navigate to a particular location to load another system profile. The loaded system profile will replace the one currently in use. If CCDAutoPIlot is connected, it will be disconnected so that the newly loaded system profile may be used.
Save: This selection saves any changes you may have made to the currently defined system profile, overwriting the selected profile.
Save As: This selection opens a file window allowing you to navigate to a particular location and save the current state of CCDAutoPilot to another profile name. The extension ".ap4" will be automatically added to the file name when OK is hit.
Load: This selection opens a file window allowing you to navigate to a particular location to load another target list. The loaded target list will replace the one currently in use.
Save: This selection saves any changes you have made to the Targets page, the Light Frames page, the Darks & Bias page and the Flat Frames page to the currently defined target list.
Save As: This selection opens a file window allowing you to navigate to a particular location and save the current target list to another name. The extension ."xml" will be automatically added to the file name when OK is hit.
Import: This selection offers a number of imports to assist the user that may have other target lists, plans and schedules in different formats or from other programs. Target lists can be imported from CCDNavigator, from a text file and from such programs as Starry Night, ACP Planner and ACP. Thus a user can bring his desired targets from these sources into CCDAutoPilot and still take advantage of the flexibility and features offered in CCDAutoPilot. See the Targets topic in the Command Summary section for more details.
Export: Exports the current target list coordinates only, RA, Dec. and PA to a text file.
Note: For text file import and export, the delimiter between elements of the target list changes, depending on the region's decimal character. If the decimal character is '.', then the delimiter is a ','. If the decimal character is ',', then the delimiter is a tab character
Extensive help tools and information are provided to provide support and troubleshooting.
Help Topics: Accesses the CCDAutoPilot Help System.
Troubleshooting: Accesses Troubleshooting information, Trace and Reset tools. See the Troubleshooting Overview topic for details.
Get Updates from Web: When checked, CCDAutoPilot will check each time CCDAutoPilot is started to see if there are any updates available. If there are, they will be automatically downloaded and installed. This feature may be disabled by clearing the check mark next to the menu item. If it is checked, it will be updated on the next day CCDAutoPilot is loaded. See the Updates topic
Check For Updates Now: Forces an immediate update check. See the Updates topic
Upgrade to Professional Edition: Provides a link to purchase the Professional Edition upgrade
About: Brings up the version number and user licensing information window.