How can I designate a Main Collection?
View the Preferences for Collections
On a Mac computer: To view the Preferences for Collections, click SnapGene → Preferences..., then click "Collections" in the sidebar.
On a Windows or Linux computer: To view the Preferences for Collections, click Edit → Preferences..., then click "Collections" in the sidebar.
Designate an Existing Collection as the Main Collection
Type the location of an existing Collection to be designated the Main Collection. Alternatively, to browse to an existing Collection, click Choose → Existing Collection.
Create a New Main Collection
To create a new Main Collection, click Choose → New Collection.... Type the name of the Main Collection, specify its new folder location, check the option "Designate as the Main Collection" then click OK.
Open the Main Collection
To open the Main Collection, click the Open Main Collection button on the SnapGene Launch window.
Alternatively, click File → Open Main Collection.
If a Main Collection has not previously been defined and you click the Open Main Collection button on the SnapGene launch dialog, the dialog shown above will appear. Click the Choose menu button to select either a new or existing Collection.
Save a File to the Main Collection
To save a file to the Main Collection, click File → Save to Main Collection.