Section B1: Software Questions
Using the Software
B1-01 What are the current software versions?
As of November 11th, 2004, the current downloadable versions are:
Philips ProntoEdit NG v2.0.6
Philips ProntoProEdit NG v1.0.15
Marantz Wizz.it v1.2.5
Marantz Wizz.it9 v1.0.13
B1-02 Can I take screen captures of my design?
Sure! Just load up your file in the emulator and press “Print Screen” on any screen that you want to capture. Although no notice is given (like on the original Pronto’s emulator), sequentially numbered BMP files will be saved to C:\Pronto2GScreenShots or, for the ProntoPro, C:\ProntoProScreenShots.
Note that the numbering will start over (overwriting previous files) whenever you exit and restart the emulator.
B1-03 Is there an easier way to work with the “Button Properties” window?
Many users may not have noticed that the “Button Properties” is a static window that can remain active – thus the lack of [OK] and [Cancel] buttons. So, if your screen’s resolution is set high enough, it is possible to leave “Button Properties” open and click on different objects without constantly opening and closing the window.
B1-04 Is it possible to adjust the properties for more than one button at a time?
Although the “Button Properties” window does not need to be closed after editing each button to save any changes, it does not support editing more than a single button at a time. If you attempt to do so, the “Button Properties” window will blank out.
B1-05 What does the “Template” setting do?
When the “Template” or “Use the device as a template on the remote control” option is selected, the entire device along with any command aliases to the device will NOT be accessible on the remote control. If you wish to make a device appear invisible, instead use the “Hide Device” option, which still allows aliases and page jumps.
Templates are only for use with a configuration designed to allow the addition of new devices using the remote’s onboard programming interface. If a file has no templates, it is not possible to create a new blank device. If you do not wish this functionality – and the vast majority of ProntoEdit NG users do not – then you can safely ignore templates.
B1-06 What keyboard shortcuts are there?
ProntoEdit NG and ProntoProEdit NG have several keyboard shortcuts designed to make editing easier:
CTRL + 0 to 4: zooms from 50% to 400%
CTRL + L: displays the Gallery
CTRL + M: starts Pronto simulator
CTRL + D: download to Pronto
SHIFT + UP: bring forward one level
SHIFT + DOWN: send back one level
SHIFT + PAGE UP: bring to front
SHIFT + PAGE DOWN: send to back
CTRL + G: group selected buttons
CTRL + U: ungroup selected groups
TAB: selects next object
SHIFT + TAB: selects previous object
CTRL + A: selects all objects
F2: edits selected object’s label
ALT + ENTER: opens Properties window
Working with Buttons
CTRL + Drag & Drop: duplicates a button
CTRL + ALT + Drag & Drop: copies only bitmaps from one button to another
CTRL + SHIFT + Drag & Drop: copies only the action list from one button to another
Note that when dragging one button on top of another, the action is performed on the button immediately beneath the top left corner of the image being dragged, NOT under the mouse cursor as you would expect.