Saving charts

Analyst's Notebook can save any open chart in Analyst's Notebook (.anb) format. The option to include and customize a cover sheet is available when you save the chart. The cover sheet provides a brief overview of the chart's contents and purpose. Properties of the cover sheet can be customized just before the chart is saved.

About this task

It is good practice to save your chart with a meaningful file name when you first create a chart and add something to it. You can then search for and view the charts that are related to an investigation.


To save a chart:
  1. Click File > Save, or Save As.
  2. If the Cover Sheet window is displayed, click OK on the Cover Sheet.
  3. In the Save As window, navigate to the directory where you want to save the chart.
  4. Type a file name in the File name box.
  5. Click Save.
    Note: If a chart with the same name exists in the specified location, the application asks whether to overwrite the previous chart. If you click No, you must specify a new location or name for the saved chart.


When you save a chart, it is validated for any significant compatibility issues with earlier versions. If the application finds a problem, a relevant warning is displayed.