[DogParkList] Re: UTC - 24hr format; log list editing MLDX

Don Agro dagro at dogparksoftware.com
Tue Sep 13 04:55:00 EDT 2005

Hi Chuck,

On 13-Sep-05, at 3:55 AM, Chuck Gould wrote:

> I really don't want the general time format for my computer to have  
> to change for different applications. I would like my menu clock to  
> be whatever I wish it to be, regardless of what a program needs. I  
> know, there are other apps that also depend on system setting for  
> this,

Yes - all of them actually.

> but UTC in 24hr format is standard for amateur radio. Perhaps a  
> choice between 24hr and "use system settings"?

Perhaps we could ask Apple to rewrite the user interface guidelines ?

> So, you are saying I will have to use an Excel template to manually  
> enter data, then import into MacLoggerDX?

No, I said it would be easier to enter large amounts of data with  
Filemaker or Excel - it's your choice. The templates are free.

> I guess I could do that. It sounds like I would put in the call,  
> date/time, RST(s), frequency, mode in the template, then import to  
> MLDX. Then, select those contacts and do a lookup.

No import required - just export as a tab delimited text file called  
"log.dat" to your log folder and then do an "Update Selected Log  
Entries" on the whole lot.

> I was just noting that it's rather inconvenient when editing  
> contacts that are already in the program. "Tabing" is a very common  
> method of navigating tables.

Yes I know that.

> It was just bothersome to have to use the mouse to select adjacent  
> fields.

I think hand entering printed log data would be bothersome no matter  
how you did it.

That's why I suggested the spreadsheet or DB, but it's your carpal  
tunnel :)

73 Don Agro VE3VRW

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