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Waypoints Window (PDA)



·Waypoint Toolbar - The buttons are discussed from left to right within the software. Each icon represents a different waypoint function.  

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Waypoint Toolbar (PDA)

   
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New Waypoint File - All waypoints are stored in a waypoint file (.way). Selecting this button will prompt you for the name of the new waypoint file. In order to create individual waypoints you must first create a waypoint file in which to store the points. You may create several files. For example, you could have a file of waypoints called  "New York Trip" and enter all points you intended to use for a trip to New York. Perhaps you would want to keep another file of waypoints called "Europe" for those points you intended to use while in Europe.

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Open Waypoint File - Open a previously created waypoint file (*.way).

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Clipboard - Copy waypoint to/from clipboard, or create a new waypoint. If no coordinates are stored in the clipboard then a blank waypoint will be created. 

Waypoints can be copied from one file to another. Select a waypoint, now select destination waypoint file, then press Clipboard icon. Use Delete to remove an unwanted waypoint from a specific file.

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Delete - Delete highlighted item. Select either waypoint file or waypoint point to be removed.

Deleting a waypoint file removes the file from the waypoint menu display within the TeleType GPS program. The waypoint file still exists in the GPS folder so you can open the file again by selecting Open Waypoint File from the Waypoint toolbar. You may wish to delete files from view to minimize the number of waypoint files shown. This may be helpful when planning several different trips. The feature is also helpful for vehicle tracking applications.

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Go to Waypoint - Allows you to immediately display the waypoint on the map.

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Show / Hide Waypoint - Displays waypoint and name on map. Hide function hides waypoint name so it is not visible on the map but it does remain in your waypoint file. In most cases you will want to have Show on.

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Show Waypoints as Points / Show Waypoints as Route - When the dots for this icon are connected, the waypoints will be connected by a yellow or tan line showing the order of the route. The button can be used to toggle the points from being connected or simply appear as unconnected dots. When dots are connected and used in conjunction with Label Link (i.e., check mark appears next to Label Link) you will see the distance and direction between points.

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Move Waypoint Order Up / Down - Moves highlighted waypoint towards top / bottom of the list of points in a file.

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New Waypoint Icon - Allows you to attach a different icon to a waypoint you have created. While you are in the Waypoints window, select the waypoint to be modified, then select the New Waypoint Icon tool. Choose a new icon (scroll if necessary for more choices) to be used for a specific waypoint. For example, you may want to show the house icon for friends and family, and the building icon for companies.


   

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Default File, Label Link, Route, and Address options (PDA)

   
·Default File - Designate which of the waypoint files you wish to have as your default. When you add a waypoint by right-clicking (tapping and holding on PDA) on the map and choosing Add Waypoint, the waypoint will be added to this default file. The default waypoint file is general.way and is stored in the GPS folder.  
   
·Label Link - When you have Show Waypoints as Route and this box is checked, the distance and bearing between each waypoint will be shown. Also, the order of the waypoints will be indicated with an arrow.   

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Two waypoints with a labeled link connecting them. (PDA)

   
·Route - Creates a route between several waypoints. Highlight the folder in the waypoint directory below containing the waypoints you want to route, and press Route.  

·Load Address - Look up addresses for a waypoint. Highlight a waypoint file, such as general.way, then select Address. You can find the address of only a particular waypoint by highlighting that waypoint and selecting Address.   

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To record a new waypoint or change an existing point, click/tap the waypoint marker on the map screen. The Waypoints window will appear allowing you to modify waypoint characteristics. Alternatively, go to MENU > Find > Waypoints and select the waypoint from within the Waypoints window directly. Select the Go to Waypoint icon (the black and white bullseye) from the Waypoint tools menu to automatically locate your point on the map. You may also want to use the Clipboard feature to add or duplicate, then modify a point.



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Waypoint Directory (PDA)


·Waypoint Directory - Shows the list of waypoints, avoid points, and routes arranged in expandable folders.  
   

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Name, Latitude, and Longitude fields (PDA)

   
·Waypoint Name - Any name can be entered here. Select a place from the map (or an existing point), and the name will already be displayed.  

·Latitude - Displays the latitude of the waypoint. Default display is in degree-decimal format. To change that, go to the City/Road/YP/WPT tab in the Preferences window (View > Preferences > City/Road/YP/WPT), and select desired format. TeleType now supports degree-decimal, decimal-degree, and degree-minute-second formats for waypoints. If the point is in the Northern hemisphere, you can omit the plus (+) sign. You must use the minus (-) sign if the point is in the Southern hemisphere.  

·Longitude - Displays the longitude of the waypoint. Default display is in degree decimal format. To change the format, go to the City/Road/YP/WPT tab in the Preferences window (View > Preferences > City/Road/YP/WPT), and select desired format. TeleType now supports degree-decimal, decimal-degree, and degree-minute-second formats for waypoints. If the point is in the Eastern hemisphere, you can omit the plus (+) sign. You must use the minus (-) sign if the point is in the Western hemisphere.  

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Web Link, Notes, Picture, and Read Notes (PDA)


·Web Link - Associate a web page with a waypoint. This is useful to be able to check traffic conditions in the morning through web-enabled digital cameras (otherwise known as "webcams") or other sites that provide traffic updates. An example webcam can be found at http://files.raycommedia.com/wflx/webcam.htm. Clicking on the Go button will open your default browser to the associated web page.   
   
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Your PDA must be connected to the internet for this feature to work. 


·Notes - Use this section for any combination of text and numbers to help you remember what the waypoint is about.  

·Picture - This button will allow you to associate a picture with a waypoint. To be properly associated with the waypoint, the picture must be a .bmp file, have the same name as the waypoint, and be located \Program Files\TeleType GPS. When using the PDA, the My Documents folder containing the picture can be on internal memory or on a storage card.   

Example - If the location were Boston, the .bmp picture would be \Program Files\TeleType GPS\Boston.bmp on the PDA  

·Read Notes - The software can now read the notes for a waypoint as you drive by. Any text entered into the Notes field for a waypoint will be read by the synthesized voice when you approach a waypoint. With this feature you can have the software speak any reminders related to a particular location when you are nearby.  


See Also:

Creating a Waypoint
Notes About Waypoint Files
Managing Avoid Points
Creating a Route