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  1. allow multiple maps in one event

    Allow adding additional OCAD/bitmap maps to an event. If the additional maps overlap in any way, you would be able to mark a common point between the maps so that control locations automatically relate between the maps. This would allow:

    - Different OCAD maps for 1:10000 and 1:15000 maps of the same area
    - Map exchanges that actually use a different map
    - Part of a course on a different scale.map of the same area
    - Courses that are in different area entirely

    85 votes
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    • 77 votes
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      • 75 votes
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        • view other course at same time

          Allow viewing another course at the same time as the current course, so that you can compare two courses on screen.

          52 votes
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          • Allow all controls to be moved

            When map files are updated and used for a prior version of a PP course, the controls are often shifted some amount. It would be very helpful to have a way to move all the controls (or the map file) to realign them. Several questions on the yahoo forum have mentioned this useful suggestion.

            41 votes
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            • make the control description block a standard size

              Create the control description at a standard size, based on the font size, but allow the block to be resized to fit the space on the map.

              40 votes
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              • export in jpg/png for Quickroute

                give the possibility to export courses as jpg or png with lower quality, for uses in Quickroute/3Drerun

                31 votes
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                • Add possibility to place image on top of blank area or line

                  Add possibility to place image on top of blank area or line

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                  • Allow for drawing more than one courses on the same printout

                    Allow for drawing more than one courses on the same printout.

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                    • allow custom text description for control

                      Currently Purple Pen allows you to customize the text associated with a particular symbol on the description sheet. However, sometimes you may wish to complete customize the text for one particular control. If implemented, this feature would allow you to change the textual description for a control to anything you wanted, completely bypassing the automatic creation of the textual description. If you change the symbolic description later, you would be prompted to update the text description also, so you don't forget

                      18 votes
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                      • Allow controls without code

                        When we are arranging trainings we usually don't have punching units and control codes on every control. But PurplePen forces us to have that and that is a little annoying, specially for the youngsters. It would be a good idea to be able to ommit or hide the control codes in the control description.

                        18 votes
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                        • Event audit to include nearby controls with "control codes that could be easily confused"

                          British Orienteering rules say "control codes that could be easily confused are not to be used on control sites that are close to each other". It would be very useful if the Event Audit report could include controls within 200m where the codes are similar. My suggestion would be that similar would be same except one digit where those digits are 1 and 7 or two of 0,6 8.

                          18 votes
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                          • add the option to export as OCAD course setting project

                            Currently the OCAD export produses a normal OCAD map file for each course, which means that the cource setting task has to be finalised before the OCAD export.

                            The possibility of exporting a OCAD course setting project would make it possible to transfer the course setting task to another person that for whatever reason is not able to work in Purple Pen or (god forbid ;-)) strongly prefer to work in OCAD. It would also be possible to export to OCAD and do whatever task that is currently unsupported in the current Purple Pen version, and retain the course information…

                            17 votes
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                            • allow notes to be attached to controls

                              Allow free-form text notes to be attached to particular controls, and printed/viewed in some way. Interesting details how this should work.

                              For example, are notes attached to a control regardless of course, or to a control in a course, or allow either?

                              Allow notes attached to other things (course, leg, special item, start, finish)?

                              16 votes
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                              • Trail O

                                The simplest addtions are direction indicators in column 8 of the CDs - Arrows for each compas direction - and control codes that allow for A-E, A-C, A etc, which already works, but only once per code. The next is to add small dots for the solutions sheet where the kites are placed including the zero (non existant kite).

                                16 votes
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                                • Support file versioning

                                  The purpose of this feature is to aid communication between the planner/controller and help ensure that the maps printed by a printer and the control descriptions are consistent.

                                  A file version field will be defined.
                                  It should be possible to include this on the maps as special text item and configure for it to be include don the control descriptions.

                                  When saving the file if it has changed and a version number field is displayed a prompt should be offered to remind the user they may wish to update the version number.

                                  Optionally a comment could be added with the…

                                  13 votes
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                                  • allow Add Control button to be turned on & off

                                    This would save time having to click it for each control added to a course.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • automatically generate control descriptions

                                      Could Ppen read the OCAD file and determine what object was located at the point the control was placed? If the object was a point feature, the description could be automatically generated.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • 10 votes
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                                        • allow manual setting of leg length

                                          For courses other than sprint, length measurement is along the shortest passable route (measuring around lakes, buildings, etc.), and it is often not proper to bend the connecting line around such objects (because there is a left/right route choice around them). It would be nice to be able to click on the length and manually edit it. I guess it would make sense for it to revert if the course were edited, though.

                                          10 votes
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