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AR# 7065

Foundation Report Browser - Changing the Report Browser from Foundation Project Manager has no effect on the implementation reports

Description

Keywords: Report Browser, Word, NotePad, Design Manager, Project Manager, preferences

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
I would like to use the text editor used to view reports generated by the Foundation implementation tools; however, when I change my preferences from Foundation Project Manager, there is no effect on the browser that I use to view implementation reports.

Solution

Please note that two different browsers are associated with the Foundation tools:

1. The first is used for browsing the reports from the Design Entry tools (e.g., the Synthesis log file).
2. The second is used for browsing reports generated by the implementation (back-end/place and route) tools (e.g., the PAR report).

You can change your preferences in the first browser by using following these steps in the Foundation Project Manager:
File -> Preferences -> Configuration -> Text Editor.

You can change your preferences in the second browser by opening Xilinx Design Manager (in stand-alone mode) as follows:
Start -> Programs -> Xilinx Foundation Series -> Accessories -> Design Manager;
Then, go to: File -> Preferences -> Editor for Viewing Files

It is not possible to change the Report Browser used to view the implementation reports without open the Design Manager in stand-alone mode.
AR# 7065
Date Created 07/21/1999
Last Updated 08/12/2003
Status Archive
Type General Article