Skip to main content
Saving a file from eTime Xpress

The easiest method of saving data from eTime Xpress to your computer

Written by Celayix Support
Updated over a week ago

While using eTime Xpress, at many points you may have the need to save a file to your computer. For example, this could be when saving a report as a PDF, doing a payroll export, or exporting a master table. In all cases you need to tell eTime the name and location of the file.

(These instructions also apply when you need to import data into eTime.)

Note: all the screenshots below are from a Windows PC. If you use a Mac the dialog boxes will be different, but overall the steps will be similar.

Specifying the File Location to Save

Next to the box where you would enter the filename you will usually find a yellow folder icon. Press it.

Saving file name is specified file location

You will get this message. Don't worry about it, this is normal. Just press OK.

Ignore warning - press OK

On the next sequence of dialog boxes, press This PC.

Save to This PC

Then select the drive where you want to save your file, either on your computer or on the network.

Save to Local Disk in This PC

On a network drive, navigate the folders as usual, then press Open to save the file location that will be used for the export.

On you local PC drive, navigate the folders to get to your user area. Select the drive, then select User, then select your username, and finally select the folder you want.

Save to Users in Local Disk
Choose user file name within Users
Choose user Desktop within user file

Type the filename you want and them press Open. Note that in general you want to add .csv after the filename.

Save as name of file .csv - example: nameoffile.csv

Saving a report to a PDF

You run the report and get a preview. Then you use the Print Options menu to select your printer. Use the Microsoft PDF option and press OK. You will get a file selection dialog box.

Print Preview and Print Options

Select Microsoft Print to PDF (or another virtual printer) and press OK.

Microsoft Print to PDF within Print Options

Follow the dialogs as usual, and press Save.

'Additional' Style of Reports

For the Additional style of reports, select either of the two top left buttons, and then follow the instructions as indicated above.

Selecting Print Options

For any additional help, please Contact Support now!

Did this answer your question?