Once you’ve installed Method R Trace, select
to see the Method R Trace main panel. Your screen should look something like the one here.
Now you’re ready to roll:
- Glance to make sure that Method R Trace is enabled. You will have to do this only once. If the indicator tells you that Method R Trace is disabled, then just click the indicator to enable it. If at any time you prefer not to trace the next execution, then, of course, click the indicator to disable it.
- Click this pathname if you want your trace file to be downloaded to a different folder than the one named here.
- Press the without the disk drive) does not trigger the trace file creation. …Well, sometimes actually it does, but the reasons are subtle, so it’s easier to remember the general rule: run and trace by using , not .
button to execute and trace the code on your worksheet. Note that the button (the green triangle
- Your trace file will appear automatically as the top row in the
This is why we call Method R Trace a zero-click trace file collector: once Method R Trace is enabled, and your destination folder is what you want, the only button you click (the one you clicked in step 2) is a button you’d have clicked anyway. The net effect: trace file, no extra effort.
You can open files directly from the
panel by double-clicking. Each row’s context menu (right-click) gives you more options, like opening the file with your application of choice, showing its containing folder, or deleting the file from your local file system.
You can move this panel or even hide it; just use
to reveal it if you can’t see it.