File Window Options

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View\File Window Options Shift+Ctrl+F2

 

This panel controls various attributes of the three main file windows:

Code source

Code Sent

User Responses

 

How the three file windows work together.

 

Nearly all characters start out by being placed in the Code source file window after being generated or read from file. They then pass though some filtering before being sent to the soundboard. For example, you may have specified that only numbers should be played as code. In this case the character filter will pass only numbers to the soundboard. All characters that make it through the character filter are recorded in the Code sent file window. If you press any keys while code is playing then they are recorded in the User responses window.

 

Code Source file options control group.

 

File Name

The default filename is Source.txt. You may change this to read Morse code from your own files. Caution under some circumstances NuMorse Pro can write to the code source file so always keep a backup of any files that you use for code source. See also the "Save on program exit options" section below.

 

Sequential read.

The characters from a file are read sequentially from start to finish. You can, however, mouse click in the code source window while code is playing. This will cause code reading and sending to continue from the new position in the file where the cursor is located.

 

Randomize words

NuMorse Pro can pick words at random locations in a source file. If you have a list of words in a file and you wish to practice copying them as code the order of the words soon starts to be learned as well. This randomize feature prevents you from knowing what word is due to be sent next.

 

Randomize Characters

If this option is selected then characters are selected at random from the file. The selected characters are arranged in groups with length specified by the random group length control in the Characters filter form This feature is useful for practice on small groups of characters. You can type in your selected characters and NuMorse will then play them at random.

 

Wrap Round at file end

This feature works in different ways depending on the nature of the code source. In the case of text files NuMorse Pro will automatically start again at the beginning of the file if this option is checked and the end of file is encountered.

 

Code Source file, save on program exit options

 

The contents of the Code source window are frequently modified by NuMorse Pro and you may or may not want the changes to be saved when you exit from the program. This set of options allows you to specify how changes are handled when exiting. Remember, you can do a manual save of the Code source window contents at any time while the program is running.

 

Ask before saving

If this option is checked then you will be asked what to do with the code source edit window contents if they have been modified. You can choose whether to discard the changes or to save them.

 

Don't save

Any changes will be discarded when the program exits. You can still do a manual save of the changes before exiting from the program. This is the safest option but don't forget to do a manual save if you want to record any file window contents that are created by NuMorse pro.

 

Save without asking

Be careful when using this option.

Changes to the code source edit window contents will always be silently saved to the current filename when exiting. This is a convenient option, but be careful that you don't allow any important text files to be overwritten. Here is one pitfall to beware of:

You open a useful file of common words to practice and set the Code source option to "Text file".
After a while you decide to practice some random characters and change the Code source setting to "Random characters"
NuMorse will fill the Source file window with random characters and play them.
You exit from the program.

Since the code source window has changed it will be saved to your useful word file without asking you! Your word list will be overwritten.

 

The Characters sent control group

 

Sent File Name

This is the name of the file where a record of code sent is stored. You shouldnt need to alter this, but the option is provided if you have a reason to do so.

 

Maximum file size slider

During code play the file is constantly being added to and would eventually become enormous. This slider prevents the file size from getting out of hand.

 

Clear previous contents check box

This option determines if the previous record of sent characters is erased when a new code session is started.

 

The User keypresses control group

 

Responses File Name

This is the name of the file where a record your keypresses is stored. You shouldnt need to alter this, but the option is provided if you have a reason to do so.

 

Maximum file size slider

Whenever you press a key this file is added to and would eventually become enormous. This slider prevents the file size from getting out of hand.

 

Clear previous responses check box

This option determines if the previous record of your keypresses is erased when a new code session is started.