This is a convenient way to take your project and give it to other people or use it on another computer. If you just want to use it on the same computer, it might be easier to use the export to file system wizard.
To export to an archive, you should open the
Export wizard, select
Mathematica > Project to Archive File,
and click Next. This opens a page that
looks like the following.
Now you have to choose the files and folders you want to export and the name and location of the archive file.
If your project is organized as a
the Workbench provides a convenient way to select contents
for the export. This is with the Auto select tab.
With this tab you can select a project and the page shows
you what files will be included in the export.
An example is shown below.
In this example, the project TestProject has been
selected and you can see that it contains two items,
TestProject/TestProject.m and TestProject/Kernel/init.m.
If you want to include these in the export, you should check
the project (or individual items).
This is shown in the following.
If your project was not laid out as a Mathematica application, then you could use the Manual select tab to choose files for the export.
You have to choose the name of the archive file
to use before the wizard can
finish. In addition you can choose the format and
whether the archive uses compression.
If your project contains documentation for the Mathematica help system,
the wizard will provide a page to include it in the output.
If your project is a
you will see an extra page in the wizard.
The purpose of the extra page is to process
any Java source code that you have. In this page you have
to select any source folders that you want to include.
The destination for the complete jar file also has
to be entered. A sample page is shown below.
When everything is completed in the wizard, you can click Finish and it will carry out the export task.