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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Draw/Play Reply with quote

Could someone tell me what this item from the "Help" section means:

"Hold down the <Ctrl> or <Alt> key and press a number to more than one option as pencil mark. Pressing <Ctrl> or <Alt> and the number again removes the pencil mark."
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Draw/Play Reply with quote

Marty R. wrote:
Could someone tell me what this item from the "Help" section means:

"Hold down the <Ctrl> or <Alt> key and press a number to more than one option as pencil mark. Pressing <Ctrl> or <Alt> and the number again removes the pencil mark."



Apart from the bad English (which I've fixed) it means that Ctrl or Alt allow you add candidates to a cell. Try it and it should be obvious. The reason for the redundant Ctrl or Alt is that in some browser/OS combinations, Ctrl allows you switch between tabs in the browser, while Alt fulfills the same function in other combinations :(

Sam
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sam.
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is how the rewritten help segment looks:

"Hold down the <Ctrl> or <Alt> key to add multiple numbers to a square as pencil marks. Pressing <Ctrl> or <Alt> and the number again removes the pencil mark"

Sam, I just discovered a most helpful feature. Holding down one of those keys and typing a number removes ANY pencil mark. The second sentence implies that only pencil marks added in accordance with the first sentence can be removed.
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