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Sue Berryman



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Help, Pencil Marks not working Reply with quote

Dear anyone,

I have been casually using the site for over a year with no problems and then one day - pencil marks stoppedworking. I cannot remove or add pencil marks at all.

I use Windows XP and Firefox.

Can anyone help?

Sue
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Marty R.



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Location: Rochester, NY, USA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Help, Pencil Marks not working Reply with quote

Sue Berryman wrote:
Dear anyone,

I have been casually using the site for over a year with no problems and then one day - pencil marks stoppedworking. I cannot remove or add pencil marks at all.

I use Windows XP and Firefox.

Can anyone help?

Sue

I just tried and they worked and I also use XP and Firefox. What exactly is happening?
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Sue Berryman



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I highlight the pencil mark and either at the same time or afterwards use alt or control - neither do anything. I have tried using alt/control first and highlighting but i lose the puzzle altogether.

Sue
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, I don't know what to say. Maybe someone else will be able to help.

By the way, welcome to the forum. Feel free to join the discussions.
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Sue Berryman



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for trying to help Smile
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pwarnshuis



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Help, Pencil Marks not working Reply with quote

Howdo, Sue!
I also run XP and Firefox.
When I have a .pdf document open, some of the control-x keys are seized by the pdf. program. Ctrl-2 and ctrl-9 back up one screen.

You might check your task bar to see if one of those programs are overriding the ctrl or alt combinations.

Good luck!
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Sue Berryman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Pwarnshuis

I have a confession and its probably to do with being female.

I thought that highlighting pencil marks and then pressing alt/delete would do the job.

Through trial and error I found that I just needed to click the cursor in the box concerned, press alt/(number I want to delete) and it worked.

I feel such an idiot!

Thank you for trying.

Sue Embarassed
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Through trial and error I found that I just needed to click the cursor in the box concerned, press alt/(number I want to delete) and it worked.

The Ctrl key works the same as the Alt for that purpose. Also, in case you weren't aware, if you mistakenly remove a pencil mark, pressing Alt or Ctrl and the number will add it back.
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keith



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a confession and its probably to do with being female.


I am not going to touch that one, but I have the opinion that the Sudoku obsession seems to belong mostly to males in their 50's whose careers have involved mathematics and/or computers.

Which describes me.

Keith
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Sue Berryman



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keith wrote:
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I have a confession and its probably to do with being female.


I am not going to touch that one, but I have the opinion that the Sudoku obsession seems to belong mostly to males in their 50's whose careers have involved mathematics and/or computers.

Which describes me.

Keith


Definitely not me then!
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gohast



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they say music and maths go together, so can I add in musicians. Especially the (more intelligent) ones towards the back who have more spare time in rehearsals!
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