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Format Update

I am trying to change the format of the alt az displayed on SSPro v 5.4.0.0 via the Settings menu on a gen 3 ipad but the format doesnt update after I have hit done.  Same with RA and Dec.

Is this a known bug?

cheers

Martin

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    Bill Tschumy

    I'm not seeing a problem.  Where in the app are you hoping to see the updated format?  For example, if I change it to XX.YYYY, I see that used in the  chart center coordinates in the upper left.

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    Martin Lewis

    Thanks Bill,

    That's exactly where I am not seeing it change. It is displayed upper LH corner of the screen but after hitting done it remains on XX.YYYY whatever format I have selected in settings before hitting done. Odd. Maybe it will correct itself on the next update.

    Any test you can suggest to help diagnose what is going on?   Might try changing other settings.

    Could it be the ipad which is only 3rd gen on OS 9.3.5?

    Cheers

    Martin

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    Bill Tschumy

    That code has basically not changed for years and years.  I've never heard of it not working.  It almost certainly is not related to the iPad or iOS versions.

    Are you sure you are changing the correct setting?  It should be in the Format screen under the section heading "Azimuth, Altitude".  There are 3 choices.

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    Martin Lewis

    I am very familiar with the program and can change it correctly on an ipad mini (same SSPro version) with no issues. Another oddity is that the alt and az on the ipad are to one decimal place only. This is easier to read than 6dp and so maybe I don' want it corrected. I have a vague recollection of a conversation with you or Tim way back about a request to truncate the number of dps as 6 was unnecessary. You didn't at one time have this function for a custom appearance did you?

    Another bit of info is that you cant change the format on any of the coordinate numbers displayed upper LH corner be it alt/az, RA/DEc, galactic, ecliptic.

    Shall I send  you a screenshot of settings screen and main display?

    Cheers

    Martin

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    Martin Lewis

    Bill, It gets stranger!

    On my Iphone I have SSPro v4.5.3 and that doesn't update either and is to 1dp. Is there something I need to do after hitting done to make the setting stick?

     

    Cheers

    Martin

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    Bill Tschumy

    No, there is nothing you need to do other than making you choices and tap Done.  

    Whether 1 decimal point or 6 is shown depends upon the field of view.  If you are zoomed into less than 20º it shows the higher resolution.

    I just can't imagine why you can't change the format.  If after changing it, when you leave and then return to the Formats screen, does it show the change?  I'm trying to determine if it is a formatting issue or a problem with the changed format not getting remembered.

    You might also try rebooting your device.  That occasionally clears up strange things like this.

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    Martin Lewis

    Hi Bill,

    When I go back it has remembers the tick for the changed format just doesnt respond to the request to change the format.

    Device reboot has no effect.

    Cheers

    Martin

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    Dean

    I'm seeing the same thing, unless I zoom in to 17 degrees or less (horizontal measurement, iPad held in landscape mode). If I zoom out to greater than 17 degrees, the azimuth and altitude always displays in dotted decimal degree format no matter what format is selected. Under 17 degrees, it displays in the chosen format.

    I am also running iOS 9.3.5. My tablet is an iPad 2.

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    Bill Tschumy

    Dean,

    I think you've got it.  Yes, when zoomed out it always shows degrees and tenths of a degree.  When you zoom it it will show the the alt/az formatted as you want.  Martin, does that explain what you are seeing?

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    Martin Lewis

    Well done Dean. Yes if larger than ~32 deg it is always in 1/10 of a degree but changes format if zoomed in to a larger scale. It then goes to the selected format!

    Wonder why your threshold is 17deg. What determines the threshold Bill?

     

    Glad it got solved in the end.

    martin

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    Bill Tschumy

    The threshold is an arbitrary number we decided on.  The actual value is complex to explain.

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