1.2.8. Saving a document

All documents can be saved as ELAN files (*.eaf, EUDICO Annotation Format). This includes documents that were created by ELAN itself (see Section 1.2.2) as well as documents that were imported into ELAN from Shoebox/Toolbox, CHAT or Transcriber (see Section 1.4.2.8, Section 1.4.2.3 or Section 1.4.2.4). To save a document as an ELAN file:

  1. Either use the menu options:

    1. Click on File menu.

    2. Click on Save or Save as.

  2. Or use the shortcut key CTRL+S.

[Note]Note

Apart from the *.eaf file, a *.pfs file will be written as well. This file contains user- and document- specific settings like the font size used to display text. The *.pfs file can, however, be safely removed as it does not contain any annotation data.

You also can save in .eaf version 2.7 This is the old version of .eaf (prior to ELAN 4.7) If you have used the controlled vocabularies for instance in ELAN 4.7, and save to eaf version 2.7, you may lose some information (colors may not be remembered for instance).