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After saving a trial and starting subject allocation, if you want to import subjects which have been enrolled to the trial outside of the minimpy program, you can select 'Import' form the Tools menu. A dialog will appear to specify the location and name of the import file. The file must have a specific format for import. To know the exact format of the import files, you can export some cases from the program and see its content to see how the format must be. As an example consider the content of an import file below which belongs to 4 cases with groups (0, 1) and two variables, each with levels 0, 1. the first two column is not important but must be present. The third column is the group of the subject, the remaining colums are the levels of consecutive variables.


Select export from the tools menu, to export trial data including allocations, settings, SPSS syntax, frequency table and balance table to and file. There are various options to manipulate the content and format of the exported file.


Selecting 'Information' from Tools menu, or hitting Control+I shows the settings of the current saved ot unsaved trial. You can print these information or save it to a file.


Selecting 'Preferences' from the Tools menu or hitting Control+R will display the preferences window with the following settings:
1) Program tab position: there are four choices, Left, Right, Top, Bottom (Default = bottom)
2) Interface language: if there are other labguages installed (see installing / translating other languages), you can select the interface language from this menu. Changing this item will not take effect unless you restart the program. (Default = English)
3) Direction: interface direction with two choices: Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left (Default = Left-to-Right)
4) Load Last Project on Startup: enables this option to automatically load the last saved project during program startup (Default = enabled)
5) Batch Allocation (simulated allocations, only for research purposes): this is for not for actual clinical usage. It is only for testing the MinimPy minimization function. Enabling this option will have two effect, first it prevent display of most confirmation dialogs, second it adds three button to the allocation tab as follow: 'Add All' which instantly randomize all cases to the end of sample size. it produces random cases and allocate them all. 'Random Case' button is to produce one random case for allocating into the trial. 'Clear' button will clear all subject from the list. Never use this functionality in real clinical trials. (Default = disabled)
6) Use Operating System's Random Number Generator (Windows and Linux): instead of using Python random number generator you may like to use the operating system's random number generator like /dev/urandom on Unix and Linux or CryptGenRandom on Windows. This option may not be available on all operating systems. (Default = disabled)
7) Back up Network Sync File to this Folder: In cases of network trial save a copy of network data file on the local computer. (Default = enabled)
8) The location for saving backup copy of network data file: (Default = MinimPy program folder)
9) Store username and password for network sync: enabling this option will cause caching of usernames and passwords of network trial, therefore you do not need to enter them repeatedly.
10) Show Cached Data: click this button to see the cached data. For each account you will see the url of the repository and its username. The passwords are not shown. Tick the checkbox in the last column to clear the record. The checked records will be cleared after program save.
After setting different preferences click the Save button to save them.