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Discussion: taped route in OCAD course setting

in: Orienteering; General

Mar 14, 2017 11:58 PM # 
slow-twitch:
Any tips on how to insert a taped route (eg to link 2 'beginner-level course' controls across a gap in available handrails) into a course in OCAD course setting?

I can insert a ‘mandatory crossing point’ or ‘mandatory route through OOB area’ into the course between 2 controls, but available options don't include ‘taped route’ or ‘follow tapes to next control’ or anything like that. Which would probably be good enough if we were using symbol descriptions. I CANNOT find a way to edit the text so that ‘mandatory crossing point’ shows up as eg ‘follow tapes’ in the English descriptions, in the same way I can customise the text descriptions for controls.

Have considered adding 'follow tapes to next control' to the text description of the relevant controls, BUT as well as seeming like a clumsy fix, it falls down if the same control is also used by a course that does not require the taped route and does require text descriptions
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Mar 15, 2017 2:28 AM # 
slow-twitch:
solved - but won't delete the thread in case others hit the same issue, or have their own favourite fixes other than the one I was given on Maptalk:

"Don't use the insert button. You should just be able to select the marked route symbol (705.000 in my OCAD 12 symbol set), and then draw it in where you want it. OCAD assigns it an "M" number in your course (eg M1), which then gets included in course description automatically (eg "follow taped route 50m" or whatever text you write into the description)."

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