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-====== Getting Started: Tables, Figures, Fit Plots and Undo ====== 
-MagicPlot Projects contain Tables, Figures and Fit Plots. MagicPlot Project files have **.mppz** extension. 
  
-  * Tables contain data in various formats. ​ 
-  * Tables which contain associated data are located in one Folder. 
-  * Fit Plots are intended for non-linear curve fitting and subtracting baselines. 
-  * Figures are intended to graphically represent multiple data. 
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-{{:​project_tree.png?​nolink|Project tree}} 
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-Typically, you need to open, edit, process, plot and fit multiple data acquired in various experiments or series of experiments within single project. Ordinarily you have the source (imported) Table and a number of Tables with derivative data, such as Fourier transform or statistics of source Table data. MagicPlot automatically creates a new Folder every time you import new Table. All derivative data is stored in the same Folder by default. All Plots created from Tables in certain Folder are stored in the same Folder. 
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-==== Close Unused Internal Windows ==== 
-Feel free to close currently unused interval windows with Tables, Figures and Fit Plots. The data will not be deleted, the window will be closed only. You can open the closed window by double clicking on component in Project tree. 
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-===== Undo/Redo and History ===== 
-MagicPlot supports unlimited depth undo/redo function with History dialog window. History dialog supports multiple undo and redo. Undone actions are marked light gray. Last saved state is set off in bold. 
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-| {{:​undo.png?​nolink|Undo/​Redo and History menu}} | {{:​history.png?​nolink|History dialog}} | 
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-===== Where to start? ===== 
-In most cases you may start with [[import|importing]] table from text file by clicking ''​Project -> Import Text Table''​ menu item. 
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-===== Creating Figures and Fit Plots ===== 
-The easiest way to create Figure or Fit Plot is the following: 
-  * Select two columns (x and y) in Table containing your data 
-  * Select ''​Create Figure''​ or ''​Create Fit Plot''​ item in the Table context menu 
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-You may also use ''​Create Figure''​ or ''​Create Fit Plot''​ buttons in the toolbar. 
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-===== Adding New Table to Existing Folder ===== 
-You can add new table to existing folder by selecting ''​New Table''​ in Folder context menu. 
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-{{:​add_table.png?​nolink|Folder context menu}} 
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-===== Enter Expressions in any Numeric Field ===== 
-MagicPlot can evaluate simple expressions entered in any numeric text field (brackets are supported, see [[formula|formula syntax]] for details.) For example, you can enter ''​12/​pi''​ in circle width and height fields in [[dimensions|Dimensions toolbar]] if you want its perimeter to be equal to 12 (remember that ''​p=πd'',​ where ''​p''​ is perimeter and ''​d''​ is diameter): 
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-{{:​numeric_field_expressions.png?​nolink|All numeric fields support expressions}} 
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