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SpiraTest Administration Guide Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Installing SpiraTeam®
3. System Administration
4. Appendices
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2. Installing SpiraTeam®
3. System Administration
4. Appendices

3.8.1. General Settings

The general settings page allows you to configure SpiraTeam® to better match your environment and setup. In the current version, you can specify the default language, configure the folder used to store document attachments and also the type of text editing for the longer, descriptive text fields used in the application (e.g. a test case’s description):

Default Culture – SpiraTeam can display information in a variety of different languages (assuming that the appropriate language packs have been installed) and number formats. By default, SpiraTeam will use the regional settings (language and number formats) of the operating system it has been installed on. However, you can override this default by choosing the appropriate culture from the list of options displayed in the drop-down list. Note: The list of culture options does not reflect the available language packs, so in some cases, the setting will only change the number formats.

Attachments Folder - By default when SpiraTeam® is installed, the document attachments uploaded in the system get stored inside the C:\Program Files\SpiraTeam\Attachments folder located inside the main SpiraTeam® installation root. However you may want to have the documents stored on a remotely mounted drive or on a different hard disk partition. In which case you can simply change the folder pointed to in the text-box illustrated above and then click [Update] to commit the change.

Rich Text Editing - When editing certain text fields inside the system, the user is presented with a ‘rich-text’ interface that allows them to set the formatting of the text using a toolbar:

In addition this toolbar includes the option to insert bulleted lists, tables, links to other websites and other text effects. However this functionality can cause certain pages in the application to load more slowly on some browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 6.0 or earlier) – especially on the test case details screen, which has rich-text editors for each of the test steps.

If you experience performance issues, you can use the configuration options on this page to turn off rich-text editing for just the test steps (which causes the most performance issues) or for both the test steps and for the various other description text-boxes. You can change this setting at any time, but any existing formatted text will appear as HTML markup if you switch from rich-text to back to plain-text on an existing installation.