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To load a Panel previously saved to disk in JMRI and have the program display it, see
Loading and Storing Your Work.
In contrast, this page describes how to show the contents of the file itself, meaning the data used to draw the Panel, either on screen or on paper.
JMRI panel and configuration information is stored in XML files. These are text files that people can directly read, but the format and structure information take a lot of space.
JMRI provides a tool, called an "XSLT transform", to convert the JMRI panel file into a more readable web page. You open your panel file with a web browser, and can then read it, print it, copy and paste into a file of another form, etc.
Since 5.3.6A "clickable" table of contents is provided right after the introductory information.
To view your own panel file, the easiest approach is to view it via JMRI's web server which knows how to find all the needed formating files automatically. The steps are:
If you have put your file in the program directory (not recommended), start here: http://localhost:12080/dist instead.
* NOTE: This has been tested to work with Safari, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge (links not clickable in PDF created from MS Edge). Some formatting, particularly borders, may be different in some of the lesser-used browsers.
For technical information on this, see the JMRI XML page.