Force Size or Force Column Conditions
The Force Size option (when checked) specifies that the program should send the size command to the instrument for each acquisition. This is useful because with most instruments it is not possible to determine the current beam size. Therefore, if the user has manually changed the beam size then if the box is checked, the program will ensure a consistent beam size for acquisition. This option only applies to condition be set using the "Use Analytical Conditions" option (keV, beam current, beam size).
The Force Column Condition box (when checked) specifies that the program should send the column condition command for each acquisition. This is useful since the program is usually unable to determine the current column condition with most instruments. Therefore if the user has changed any column conditions, then the program can ensure that a consistent set of column conditions are loaded for each acquisition. This option only applies to the "Use Column Conditions" option.