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using Microsoft Trips and Streets for cue sheets(5 posts)

using Microsoft Trips and Streets for cue sheetsDaveG
Jan 12, 2003 6:36 AM
I know some of you use Microsoft trips and streets so perhaps you can help with a question. I want to make up some cue sheets that are loops. The only way I've found to do this is to use the pushpin/waypoint feature. However, when I'm all done I'd like to delete these and just retain the route. When you delete them though the route changes. Is there a way to lock in the route without using all these waypoints?
re: using Microsoft Trips and Streets for cue sheetsastrobiker
Jan 12, 2003 12:52 PM
You should be able to select the route by clicking on it - it turns blue. First delete a pushpin - if the route changes, then select it and grab a point and drag it back to where you want it. Do them one at a time and it should work.
Follow upScot_Gore
Jan 12, 2003 1:52 PM
Are you trying to not show the Push Pins or the waypoint numbers ? Below is an example with no Push Pins. The waypoint numbers are harder to delete. Which one are you trying to do. I don't use Push Pins at all when I build my routes.

Reply back.

thanks
Scot
Follow upDaveG
Jan 12, 2003 3:06 PM
Scot, I am using the pushpins to force the route where I want. The problem with that is that the turn-by-turn printout then includes all those pushpin points as an individual line and it makes to cue sheet harder to read. For example I'll end up with lines like:

3.4 At Untitled 2, stay on Califon-Cokesbury Rd (North) 0.6 mi

I am not so worried about having them on the map. I was hoping to define the route and then delete the points later. However when I do that the route changes. Any thoughts?
Follow upScot_Gore
Jan 12, 2003 3:28 PM
What I've usally done is choose Edit, Copy Directions, and Paste it into word (or any other word processor). Then I combine all the "At"'s with previous directions above them.

Here's a before and after:

Before:
9:00 AM 0.0 Depart W Old Shakopee Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55438 on Bloomington Ferry Rd (South) 21 yds
9:00 AM 0.1 Turn LEFT (East) onto CR-1 [W Old Shakopee Rd] 1.8 mi
9:05 AM 1.8 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-34 [Normandale Blvd] 1.3 mi
9:08 AM 3.1 At W 98th St, Minneapolis, MN 55437, stay on CR-34 [Normandale Blvd] (North) 1.8 mi
9:13 AM 4.9 Turn LEFT (West) onto W 84th St 0.7 mi
9:15 AM 5.5 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-28 [E Bush Lake Rd]

0.6 mi

After:
9:00 AM 0.0 Depart W Old Shakopee Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55438 on Bloomington Ferry Rd (South) 21 yds
9:00 AM 0.1 Turn LEFT (East) onto CR-1 [W Old Shakopee Rd] 1.8 mi
9:05 AM 1.8 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-34 [Normandale Blvd] 3.1mi

9:13 AM 4.9 Turn LEFT (West) onto W 84th St 0.7 mi
9:15 AM 5.5 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-28 [E Bush Lake Rd] 0.6 mi

As you can see there's no more "9:08 AM 3.1 At W 98th St" and I combined the legs milege with "9:05 AM 1.8 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-34 [Normandale Blvd]"

If one of your waypoints is a unique street you can edit out the "at" as another possible solution.

You can also add landmarks and features like "climb big hill" or "look for the Dairy Queen on your left", whatever.

Good luck, have fun.

Scot