What tutorial are you using?
It could be that the tutorial is for a different (older) version of QV than you have installed.
Some properties might also look different because the Styling Mode under tab General in the Documents Settings is on Advanced, while the same setting is on Simplified in the other.
I'm also having the identical problem to the op. No amount of uninstalling and re-installing is having any effect. When I create a new file it behaves perfectly.
But i would really like to be able to follow the tutorial, which is utterly impossible at the moment.
I'm using 9.0 SR2 although I have tried SR1 also.
Good morning John.
I'm obviously not the original poster, and it's now 2012, but I would like to pass something along I noticed. Last week was the first time I visited this site, so it was, and still pretty much is, all new to me.
When I downloaded the free addition and then the tutorial (link underneath the first download), I installed QlikView 11 with no problems. I then installed the reference manual and tutorial, or at least I thought I did. This is what I found. In the tutorial PDF, this is what it says.
"To go through the lessons in this tutorial, you need a number of sample files. They are located in a folder called Tutorial that can also be downloaded from the QlikView download page under Documentation. If you have already installed QlikView, a hyperlink on the Getting Started tab of the start page will bring you directly to the download page. As an alternative, the file package is available on under Services - Training - Free Training on the QlikView homepage.
Please install the file package to your computer. By default it is installed in C:\Program Files\QlikView\Tutorial. Of course you can install it to any other folder of your choice. Just be sure to remember where to find the files."
That doesn't happen. No folder named "tutorial" is installed anywhere. When I downloaded the file package under Services - Training - Free Training on the QlikView homepage, the file is actually a zip file containing the folder named "English". When I extracted that file, renamed it to "tutorial" and then moved it under C:\Program Files\QlikView, everything is fine.
I think it might be helpful to either update the PDF, or update the executable to install "tutorial".