I am currently trying to create images from some spot analysis data. To the best of my knowledge (from seeing a different post regarding imaging of spot data) this should be achievable using the 'Cellspace' function in the 'Imaging' tab. I am led to believe Cellspace uses the 'X' and 'Y' coordinates of each spot, which are recorded in the laser log file, to know where to position the data for individual spots in the final images.
Unfortunately, attempting this hasn't worked out. After investigating, I noticed that the laser log file has not updated the coordinate for the individual spots, rather it has only updated the coordinates for the start of each transect of spots. Naturally, this means that the data for each spot along each transect is plotting on top of each other. To resolve this, I've tried manually changing the coordinaes for each spot in the log file, so the new 'X' and 'Y' values change by the appropriate amount in the X and Y directions. Having done this, I am now unable to import the corrected log file into Iolite, with the error message stating that I have the 'incorrect headers'. The old file, which is identical, bar the X and Y values, still works perfectly fine. I have also tried creating a completely new 'synthetic' log but this results in the same problem.
Is there something I need to change/do differently in order to import the new corrected file? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.