You can reorder the list of supported file formats in the Save as type list in the Export dialog by doing the following:
- Navigate to the Surfer installation folder (by default this is C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer\). Select the Gsio.ini file, press CTRL+C to copy the file, and then press CTRL+V to paste a copy into the same directory.
- Open a text editor program like Notepad as administrator.
- Click File | Open.
- Select All Files (*.*) from the file type list.
- Navigate to the Surfer installation folder and select the Gsio.ini file.
- Click Open.
- At the bottom of the file, under [ExportFilters], highlight the file format you want to be first, and press CTRL+X to cut it.
- Remove the empty line.
- Click before the first file format and press ENTER to add a new empty line at the beginning of the file formats list.
- Click in that empty line and press CTRL+V to paste the cut file format to the top of the list.
- Copy steps 7-10 as desired to rearrange the file format order (you don't have to add the empty line at the beginning of the list in step 9).
* Be sure not to remove or duplicate any information.
[ExportFilters] dxf = "DXF AutoCAD DXF Drawing", ioDxf, ExportDXF, 3S, *.dxf adf = "ADF Arc/Info Binary Grid", ioAdf, ExportADF, U, *.adf am = "AM Amira Mesh", ioAmira, ExportAMIRA, URC, *.am *.col ....
Save and close the file and restart Surfer.
Updated October, 2021
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