Summary of Recent Experiences:
1.) Figured out that if you start Tecplot 360 EX 2017 R2 in current working directory (CWD) followed by a LAY file or a DAT file in that directory in the following manner
% tec360 my_layout.lay [or, my_data.dat]
Tecplot will point to CWD in the current session.
2.) Based on recent communications with firstname.lastname@example.org
, set |MFBD| = '|macrofilepath|/' for CWD, and similarly, a macro in CWD to be included should be using $!Includemacro "|macrofilepath|/my_macro.mcr"
3.) To use old text formatting tags, save a file called "old_formatting.mcr" somewhere and include it when you open Tecplot as
% tec360 /path_to_old_formatting/old_formatting.mcr (Opening no particular file)
% tec360 /path_to_old_formatting/old_formatting.mcr my_layout.lay (Opening my_layout.lay)
The file, "old_formatting.mcr" has only the following 2 lines:
$!COMPATIBILITY ALLOWOLDTEXTFORMATTING = YES
You can alias "tec360 /path_to_old_formatting/old_formatting.mcr" to, say "tec", so that when you issue the command "tec", it will always recognize the old text formatting tags (_, ^, `, and ~).