Entering the board scores in shorthand

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Entering the board scores in shorthand

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The board scores can be entered as shorthand value "420+" or a longhand value "4SN10". This section deals with the shorthand entry method.


This panel is used to enter the scores achieved by the players. When the panel is first shown it displays the first board of the first set in the current section (or in the case of a barometer movement, it shows all the boards played on the first round).


From then on you may switch between the current board display and the current round display selecting the Round or Board option in the "show scores for" option box.


The scores can appear in the order of the round number, table number or NS number depending on the "show in order of" option. The initial value of this choice is set in the session properties.


The real board number (the number shown on the boards sitting on the table) may differ from the system internal board number. Use board mapping in the section properties to change these.


The real board number is used by the system to determine the vulnerability of the board.


The default colour scheme is as follows. Each entry on the board is shown in black with a yellow foreground except for the entry that is currently under consideration which is shown in green. In addition, the current entry in marked by a "<" character on the right, instead of the '*'.


To change these colours see "colour scheme changes".


On the left hand side of the display is the table number, then the North-South and East-West pairs numbers with a "v" between them. If North-South is vulnerable on the board a "<" is shown on the centre of the board display. If East-West is vulnerable there is a ">" character shown.


As you move the current score pointer from one score to another the "board", "round" and "table" numbers on the currency indicator panel on the right are changed. Note the board number shown in the current score indicator is the internal board number while the "real board number" is shown on the top of the screen.


When I refer to the keys on the keyboard in the following description it is assumed the default keys are in operation. You have the option of changing the keys you use on this screen by selecting the "key mapping" option on the file menu item. The key mapping screen is then shown:


You may press the plus [+] or minus [-] key on the numeric key pad to move the pointer from one score to the next, either up or down. Note as you do this the round number and table number are changed.


Also you can change the current line by clicking on the line with the mouse.


Depending on the keyboard in use on your computer it may be desirable to press the [Num-Lock] key so you may enter the scores using the numeric key pad.


See "score entry options" for details on how to enter the scores in shorthand.


For other options available on this screen see "special options".