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  1. draw white area only on selected course

    At the moment if I draw white area it appears on each course.
    If it could appear only in the one selected that would be great!

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  2. draw circle white area

    Very useful to mask area around the post.

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  3. More Hotkeys!

    I like hotkeys, they make things faster. Only hotkey that I managed to find was Ctrl-A for new Control.

    I would suggest at least two new hotkeys:
    - Select some element, Ctrl-C would copy it.
    - Add last added item, Ctrl-L or Ctrl-N, or something else.

    I think those would make things lot easier and faster and for the implementation point of view, doesn't sound big to implement.

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  4. Tell us about the origin of Purple Pen, the people behind it and how donations are spent

    I have found Purple Pen to be a fantastic planning resource. I want to make the case for a donation to my local orienteering club and it would help to know something of how things work behind the scenes!

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  5. Import XML file with controls and courses generated in Ocad

    Import existing XML file with controls and courses generated in Ocad. The XML file must be generated with georeferenced coordinates.

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  6. Hi. The latest Ppen adds 22 to the points that I place in a score event. The preview is OK but the printout is wrong. Love the program

    Peter, I can't find the correct way to report an issue so hence above note. Brian Slater HALO UK

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  7. Provide a graphical display of leg and control loading.

    Many years ago I used a planning program called Wincacs. One place it won out over purple pen was in its display of leg and control load. By drawing all used legs and controls in an event, with different size circles and thickness of lines depending on the loading it gave a much quicker idea of which legs and controls are overloaded. Currently this is a lot more clunky in purple pen. Its not critical, but it would be a nice addition.

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  8. Control Description Printing

    As a professional map printer, we usually supply the control descriptions glued at the head, and print 4 or 5 courses at one time, but is it possible to stop Purple Pen filling a sheet with cd's and just have them arranged at the head?

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  9. Pourquoi, alors qu'il y a la possibilité de saisir ses schémas de poinçon, il n'y a pas la possibilité d'imprimer un carton de correction ?

    Pourquoi, alors qu'il y a la possibilité de saisir ses schémas de poinçon, il n'y a pas la possibilité d'imprimer un carton de correction ?
    Il serait vraiment intéressant d'imprimer les cartons de correction

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  10. Change and mix colour of the control circle

    i need to use 2 types of controls, mandatory ones (in blue for example) and optionnal ones (in violine).
    It's to use with pupils (in france ) in team races (from 2 to 4 members).
    Thanks for helping

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  11. Multi-couleurs pour les postes

    Est-il envisageable d'avoir la possibilité de modifier la couleur de certains postes (= course au réseau de postes en scolaire) Ex : avoir certains postes en violine et d'autres postes en bleu. Cela peut aussi permettre aux créateurs de circuits de différencier leurs circuits par des couleurs de postes différentes.

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  13. Remove Bend improvement

    1. Assign a keyboard shortcut to Item>Remove Bends to speed up the process of removing bends from a course.

    2. Create a "Remove all bends" feature to remove all bends from a course or set of courses.

    3. Allow courses with straight lines joining controls and also the same courses with lines bent round objects to exist in the same PP file.

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  14. support phi-loops

    The new support for butterflies and relay forking is great, but it would be awesome to have the option of creating course variations with phi-loops as well. These seem to be more commonly used by planners than traditional butterfly loops these days.

    (Basic diagram of a phi-loop here, although note you can also include controls on the diagonal between 1,6 and 3,7: http://news.worldofo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/philoop-300x226.jpg)

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  15. 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).

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  16. Rotate map to align with leg while drawing course

    The perceived shortest route for a leg often depend on how you look at the map.
    I would like to be able to look at the map in the direction aligned with a certain leg of the course. To choose a challenging location for the control. Especially for sprints, I noticed that sometimes a different route choice seems obvious depending on whether you look with North on top or with me next control on top.

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  17. Print multiple course pa in one page

    For training, it's sometimes good to create several smaller courses to be printed in the same page.

    I hope my description isn't to hard to understand.
    But for example if doing orienteering intervals with a common start point for all intervals. Printing all intervals in one map can show up as quite messy. If dividing the map inte several smaller maps each one containing one interval makes it easier.
    If printing on one A4 page and having 6 intervals, then each interval could for example be a round map with diameter 8 cm. Control definition needs to be provided for…

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  18. 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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  19. Change the appearance of the numbers 6 and 9. The tail should end farther from the circle part of the number.

    Any map detail between the end of the tail and the circle part of the number tends to make the 6 or 9 look like an 8. A straight tail would never be mistaken for an 8.

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  20. Double click on text with mouse allows to change the text

    When double clicking on the text, it should be possible to immediately edit the text.

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