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Column Headings

Post by VK7XX » 01 Mar 2013, 02:24

yeah, it's me again. :shock:

OK, I know that I can change the columns that appear, and the width of these columns, (page 39 of the manual) however, I would like to also change the actual text that heads the column.. for example, I would like to change "QSO date" to simply 'Date' and RST sent to just 'Sent' (as well as change a few others to shorter headings) Is this currently possible ?????

and, if not, I would like to make it a request for a future version !

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Re: Column Headings

Post by G4POP » 01 Mar 2013, 07:23

Hi John,
We have title change on our Mantis list for the future.
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Post by VK7XX » 01 Mar 2013, 08:52

EXCELLENT! :D Thanks Terry.

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Post by VK7XX » 30 Aug 2013, 11:11

Further to my original post on this subject.... it appears that this request has been overlooked, at least, if it has been acted upon, I have missed it in the manual..... I am most interested in seeing implemented the part from my previous post.... "I would like to also change the actual text that heads the column.. for example, I would like to change "QSO date" to simply 'Date' and RST sent to just 'Sent' "

I would like to see this for reasons of savings of screen space.... so that I can see more. I personally find it pointless to have a column that stores 8 characters to have a heading that is 13 characters wide (QSO start time for example.. hey, I know its a QSO, its a ham contact log..... the words Start Time would be ample) or, a column that stores a simple Y or N to have a heading 15 characters wide when 5 would suffice (as in QSL Send Status when QSL S would do)....

Others might disagree with me and thats OK, however if the headings were editable, we could choose what to have occupying the space.

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Post by DF5WW » 30 Aug 2013, 15:28

Hi John,

Terry´s on vacation and will be back 1st September ----- so stay "tuned" ;) ;)
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Post by IW3HMH » 31 Aug 2013, 07:32

Hi John, i agree with your request. Adding to the list of things to do (i will change column names directly)

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Post by VK7XX » 01 Sep 2013, 02:34

For me, that is good news. Thankyou Daniele.

You wrote " (i will change column names directly) " does this mean that you will be making permanent changes to the column headings, or, will you make these headings 'user editable' ? which would be my preference and I would think others would like to be able to do this themselves as well.

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Post by IW3HMH » 02 Sep 2013, 07:30

In a first release i will make them fixed. Making those fields dinamics needs many changes and the needs to store the informations in a data structure.
I think this is not one of the priority points for now, so in a future release the first change will be making those fields shorter in a fixed way

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Post by VK7XX » 03 Sep 2013, 00:12

thankyou for the clarification Daniele.

Yes, I can follow that making the headings user editable would take a lot of work. I imagine that it would require each column to have a unique identifier in the database and for each column to display what is stored by that identifier as well as having separate headings... Yes, quite a bit of work... For info, Logger32 has this feature, and the way that it has been implimented is not user friendly to use so I do understand.

I know it is of low priority, but would be most grateful if you would not abandon the idea completely.

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Re: Column Headings

Post by IW3HMH » 03 Sep 2013, 09:57

We add this thing to our mantis :)
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