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  1. White-out area to be located behind other objects

    It would be very nice if the White-Out-Area could be placed behind other objects such as text and images. Currently any such object are hidden behind the White-Out-Area. Actually, there should preferably be two different ways of masking information, one type of mask placed behind and another mask placed in front of other objects as the current one.

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    • It seems that the PDFs output via File>Output PDFs is not georeferenced. It would be great for tracking to have GeoRef PDFs.

      It seems that the PDFs output via File>Output PDFs are not georeferenced. It would be great for tracking to have GeoRef PDFs. Some mobile device apps can read them without having to calibrate manually.

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      • When using a marked/taped route to the Finish, the words 'Navigate to Finish' appear in English versions of the control descriptions.

        There appears to be a bug, because in English versions of the control descriptions the wording should be 'Follow tapes __m to the Finish'. Instead the words 'Navigate __m to the Finish' appear.

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        • Rectangle with white padding

          The rectangle is nice for making borders on maps. Would be great if it had a white padding option, so we don't need to use the white masking tool. Padding should extend to infinity outside the border.

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          • hide some OCAD symbols for a course

            like in OCAD F4
            limited for a course.
            Shortage for using more OCD maps in event(workaround)

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            • make follow "Follow tapes to finish" the default

              Competitors should virtually never be expected to navigate to the finish and it should be strongly discouraged. There is no option for the finish to have a description. I think that at the moment, many planners just leave the default (navigate to finish) without thinking about it.

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              • 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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                • Manage classes

                  In OCAD, you can create a list of classes and then link a path to each class. It's good at big events.

                  For XML export, the file will also include the ClassCourseAssignment-tag: <ClassCourseAssignment>
                  <ClassName> D60 </ ClassName>
                  <CourseName> Course 3 </ CourseName>
                  </ ClassCourseAssignment>

                  This is a very useful feature that would be good to include in the Purple Pen.

                  See attached links for pictures (sorry for Swedish in the pictures.)

                  https://1drv.ms/i/s!AkSuNOrygZGQhGquegvVAKYoqySu
                  https://1drv.ms/i/s!AkSuNOrygZGQhGvy4Jii47pXrOjQ

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                  • 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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                    • 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 the "Set print area" to work on a number of courses at the same time.

                        At the moment the choice is all to make them all the same or to set the area individually. I have resorted to manually editing the .ppen file to make a number of them the same.

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                        • Show lengths of course variations in Course Summary report

                          A small suggestion to improve the Course Summary report: I have created a relay course with two forks and three member teams, giving nine variations. I need the variations to be approximately the same length with a spread of no more than two hundred metres between the shortest and longest. When I look at the Course Summary report it only shows me the length range for the entire course but doesn’t show me the length of each variation. If the range looks too large I have to go through each course one-by-one and note the course lengths from the control…

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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).

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                              • Bug: change control code

                                Make a course. Click a control code in the definition. Double click. Write new number. Click enter. The number does not change.

                                To change number you are not allowed to have single clicked the number before you double click. You must have another row yellow, then double click another line to make the cahnge of control code cahnge.

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                                • watch for changes to background maps of maps

                                  When the background map changes in PurplePen, a prompt appears asking if the map should be reloaded.

                                  Often the map is made up of two OCAD files, one containing the map and the other containing the format (border, northlines, title, etc.).

                                  The formatting OCAD file uses the raw-map OCAD file as a background map.

                                  If the raw-map OCAD files is changed, PurplePen doesn't prompt for the map to be reloaded.

                                  The background maps of OCAD maps should be watched for changes

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                                  • Pre-Start option

                                    Usually the start of the race is before the triangle.

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                                    • allow multiple finish leg types

                                      We regularly have a taped last leg for juniors but a navigate for seniors. The category of last leg should be a feature of the leg, not the finish.

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                                      • Print all courses on one map

                                        A feature that should be very useful when planning big events is to print all courses on one map. We need to show land owner an authorities which belts that will be used so they, for example, kan see if the load on the nature is ok. All courses on one map wold give a good overview.

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                                        • Tradução para o Portugues

                                          Alguém pode colocar em português?
                                          Fica bem melhor para os brasileiros...

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