Cuesheet management

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  • Jose Manuel Valverde   Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 09:38:30

    Hi,

    I've been using plotaroute for several months and I haven't yet found a good way to manage the cuesheet directions for my Edge 510. As you know it only has a direction arrow and very few characters for the message.

    So I usually edit the notes in the directions tab (please, if you could separate the note editor from the directions list to avoid scrolling it would be great  !!!)  but I cannot change the arrow. Is there a way to do it ?

    Thanks

     

  • plotaroute admin   Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 18:26:28

    Hi - the turn arrow is automatically generated from the shape of the route so there isn't currently a way to override this I'm afraid and it wouldn't be a quick fix.  This is on our Feature Requests list though (number 59), so you can add your vote for this there.

    A few other people have also raised the problem of having to rescroll when editing lots of directions.  I'll see if we can find a solution to this in the next route planner upgrade (hopefully coming very soon).

    John  

     

  • Jose Manuel Valverde   Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 21:27:21

    Thanks John,

    I voted for it. For me the issue is that when getting closer to a roundabout you have (in France) a turn right, then sometimes a turn left and a new turn right. And in fact you are just riding straight, "crossing" the roundabout. I think it would easier to understand if before the roundabout there was only a  "straight" arrow.

    Josema

  • plotaroute admin   Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 09:30:12

    I understand.  I can see how this could happen on larger roundabouts.  I'm wondering if it might change the turn arrow if you delete the 2 extra directions once on the roundabout (the turn left and turn right).

    John 

  • plotaroute admin   Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 13:48:04

    Hi Josema - I've had a quick look at the scrolling issue when editing route directions that you mentioned below and it already seems to scroll down to the direction you are editing when you save any changes to it.  Have I misunderstood the issue here? 

    John

  • Jose Manuel Valverde   Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 15:04:24

    John,

    The fact is that when it scrolls, you don't know anymore what was the last note you were editing. You scrol up, then down, and you need to remember the text you had set to identify the note.

    This is a problem when you need to change a whole list of notes for example.

    Josema

  • plotaroute admin   Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 16:05:49

    OK, I'll see if we can maybe highlight the direction that has just been edited in some way, so that's it's easier to find it quickly.

    John

  • Martyn Sandford   Wednesday 15 Mar 2017 22:12:14

    I'm also finding editing the directions difficult.  It seems that the gray area at the top of "ADD/EDIT DIRECTIONS OR NOTES" (where you actually make the changes) needs to stay static while the lower part, where the list of directions is shown, should scroll independently.

    I would also value a larger box for editing the notes.  I'm adding quite a lot of detail and this is difficult when only a few words can be seen at a time.

    Finally, on this, any carriage returns in the notes seem to be ignored when printing so they end up less readable than they were when entered.

  • plotaroute admin   Thursday 16 Mar 2017 09:33:57

    I'll have another look at this.  Some changes were made with the latest upgrade to highlight the direction being edited, which I was hoping would help, but if it still feels a bit awkward edting directions I'll see what else can be done.  I'll look at the carriage return point as well.

    John 

  • plotaroute admin   Monday 27 Mar 2017 15:20:36

    We've made some improvements to the editing of directions in the latest upgarde released today.  There is now a separate pop-up box for editing directions with a larger text box.  

    We weren't able to add support for line breaks in the directions text though, as there were quite a few complications around this, but line breaks are taken into account when you come to print any notes that you entered when saving the route (in the save dialog box).

    John

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