When you save a collection you have a number of alternatives as shown above.
When you save as a .fil file all your comments data will be written into the file
so you can get it back when you open it again later. In contrast to a .rwl file or .fh file, a .fil-type
file does not contain any ring width data - only references (pointers) to files containing the actual data.
When you save WITHOUT comments to e.g. a .rwl file the comments are collected and saved in a .txt file which can be included with the .rwl file when sent to e.g. the ITRDB.
When you save as .rwl WITH COMMENTS, the member comment lines are written like:
NMKV01A 1790 19 19 999
NMKV01A #### North wall at the west gable, block 2 from down.
NMKV01B 1730 68 135 147 62 58 41 49 84 80 73
This follows the convention that a row which cannot be properly decoded as a ring width row should be handled as a comment.
A comment line for the file itself is written like:
NMKV 1 House of 1792, Krokvik, Namdo, 5912.439N 1841.750E PCAB
NMKV 2 Sweden Most Norway spruc 5M 5912N1842E 1664 1803
NMKV 3 Lars-Ake Larsson
NMKV #### Samples taken in August 2005.
NMKV01A 1700 374 442 364 406 539 387 254 176 147 145
I.e. it is placed directly after the normal .rwl header information and with the year-field filled with ####.
Any comment may consist of several comment lines, one after the other.