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|[[File:ToolbarZoom.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarZoom.gif]]
|'''Zoom''' - Click left mouse button to zoom in and right to zoom out.
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|'''Zoom''' - Left-click the mouse button to zoom in, right-click to zoom out.
 
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|[[File:ToolbarPan.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarPan.gif]]
|'''Hand''' - Left click and drag the map.
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|'''Hand''' - Press the left button and drag the chart. While using any of the other basic tools this tool can be temporarily selected by holding down the '''Ctrl''' key.
 
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|[[File:ToolbarRuler.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarRuler.gif]]
|'''Ruler''' - Use it to measure distance and course (if the wind grid is loaded it will calculate boat speed, track time and recommended sail, using the polars)
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|'''Ruler''' - Use it to measure distance and course (if the wind grid is loaded it will calculate boat speed, track time and recommended sail, using the polars).
 
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|[[File:ToolbarRoute.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarRoute.gif]]
|'''Route designer''' - Use it to draw routes. Right click the last point to finish and give the new route a name.
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|'''Route designer''' - Use it to draw routes. Right click the last point to finish and give the new route a name. Routes are simple lines drawn on the chart, like pencil lines on a real chart. Use for plotting laylines, finsh lines, setting out constant TWA curves, etc.
 
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|[[File:ToolbarTracks.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarTracks.gif]]
|'''Track designer''' - Use it to draw tracks. If winds are loaded, the program will calculate date/time for each point. While designing the track, when you cross a 12h intervals, wind forecasts change automatically.
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|'''Track designer''' - Use to draw tracks. Tracks are similar to routes, but are linked to the underlying weather. If winds are loaded, the program will calculate date/time for each point on the track. While designing the track, when you advance across a 12h interval the wind forecast used to calculate the track data changes automatically.
 
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|[[File:ToolbarMarks.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarMarks.gif]]
|'''Marks''' - Use to add marks to de desktop. Choose a name and icon for your mark.
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|'''Marks''' - Use to add marks to the desktop. Choose a name and icon for your mark. Useful for marking all sorts of point annotations on the chart, such as turning marks, boat positions, action reminders on tracks for course changes & weather updates, etc.
 
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|[[File:ToolbarPointer.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarPointer.gif]]
|'''Pointer''' - Use to point things in the desktop. It will show the associated texts (mark name, track point text, wind speed etc)
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|'''Pointer''' - Use to select things in the desktop. It will show the associated text (mark name, track point text, wind speed etc).
 
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|[[File:ToolbarCircles.gif]]
 
|[[File:ToolbarCircles.gif]]
|'''Circle''' - Use to draw a circle or a set of concentric circles around the clicked location.
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|'''Circle''' - Use to draw a circle or a set of concentric circles centred on the clicked location. Good for marking clearances around marks, range circles around a destination point, etc.
 
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Revision as of 09:12, 28 May 2012

In the toolbar you can choose from the following tools:

ToolbarZoom.gif Zoom - Left-click the mouse button to zoom in, right-click to zoom out.
ToolbarPan.gif Hand - Press the left button and drag the chart. While using any of the other basic tools this tool can be temporarily selected by holding down the Ctrl key.
ToolbarRuler.gif Ruler - Use it to measure distance and course (if the wind grid is loaded it will calculate boat speed, track time and recommended sail, using the polars).
ToolbarRoute.gif Route designer - Use it to draw routes. Right click the last point to finish and give the new route a name. Routes are simple lines drawn on the chart, like pencil lines on a real chart. Use for plotting laylines, finsh lines, setting out constant TWA curves, etc.
ToolbarTracks.gif Track designer - Use to draw tracks. Tracks are similar to routes, but are linked to the underlying weather. If winds are loaded, the program will calculate date/time for each point on the track. While designing the track, when you advance across a 12h interval the wind forecast used to calculate the track data changes automatically.
ToolbarMarks.gif Marks - Use to add marks to the desktop. Choose a name and icon for your mark. Useful for marking all sorts of point annotations on the chart, such as turning marks, boat positions, action reminders on tracks for course changes & weather updates, etc.
ToolbarPointer.gif Pointer - Use to select things in the desktop. It will show the associated text (mark name, track point text, wind speed etc).
ToolbarCircles.gif Circle - Use to draw a circle or a set of concentric circles centred on the clicked location. Good for marking clearances around marks, range circles around a destination point, etc.