Importing Measurement Text Files
Measurements can be imported into MSO in two ways:
- From the File menu, choose Import Sub Measurements or Import Mains Measurements
- Select the Data View tab. In the Data View, right click on the Subs node (under the Measurements node) and choose Import Sub Measurements from the context menu. Repeat for the Mains node.
In either case, you'll be presented with a File Open dialog that allows selection of multiple files at once to speed the import process. When each measurement is first imported, it is given the same name as the file that originally contained its data. You can rename each one by selecting it in the Data View and pressing F2 to edit its name in place. You can also right-click the measurement and choose Rename from the context menu, or select it, then click a second time to activate an in-place edit control (same as in Windows Explorer). You can examine a copy of the imported text file by right-clicking on the measurement name and choosing Show Imported Text. This information is a copy of the original file on disk and is always stored internally in the project file itself for viewing at any time. The original files need not be present on disk to view the imported text. Short but descriptive names should be chosen for the measurements, with text referring to both the listening position and the loudspeaker that was measured such as below.
Later tasks will be easier if the text referring to the listening position is placed at the beginning of the measurement name. The reason for this will become clear later when creating measurement groups. You can use any characters you like in a measurement name, including international characters, as long as the name doesn't clash with that of another measurement.
If you accidentally import a sub measurement as a mains measurement or vice versa, just select the out-of-place measurement in the Data View and press the Delete key or press Ctrl+D, then re-import the measurement in the correct category. Deleting the measurement in this way doen't affect the original file on disk, but only removes its record within the project itself.