#12 Selecting stars: update doc

open-fixed
nobody
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2002-07-16
2002-02-10
David A. Wheeler
No

Some new users of "Astro Info" will be confused
when they open the star view and see no stars,
even though they send the stars file to the PDA.
There's a warning on-screen, but a new user won't
know what to do to fix the problem.

In the short term, I suggest that the following
be added to the "Configure" documentation:

Selecting Object Catalogs

If you want a star view with more than a few
objects, you'll need to select from the
object catalog. If you installed the "Star" file,
do the following:
* Press the "Menu" button on the PDA.
* Choose "Object Catalogs".
* Select "Yale Bright Stars", then press "Open".

In the longer term, it'd be nice if the program
did this more automatically.. but I'll make
that a separate bug report.

Discussion

  • Peter Enzerink
    Peter Enzerink
    2002-07-16

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  • Peter Enzerink
    Peter Enzerink
    2002-07-16

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    Must have missed this one - sorry!

    It is an issue. We have updated the next release to display a
    more specific message the first time you visit the sky map
    without any open catalogues.

    We have grander plans, but that's it for now.