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Single Digit Percentage Entry

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One should be able to key:

 

[channel][x][@][3][5][enter]

 

 

in addition to the current:

 

[channel][x][@][3][enter]

 

 

This would allow the user to set both whole number and integer levels as a designer in the US will often say, "@3" or "@30", in addition to anywhere in between, "@35", etc.

 

If one wants a level at 5%, one would key [@][0][5][enter]

 

 

Additionally, it would be good to be able to enter multiple commands in a string with one [enter] execute:

 

[channel][1][thru][25][@][3] [channel][2][3][and][2][6][@][4][5][enter]

 

...and it all happens at once...

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Hi Nick,

 

You should be able to enter a value as 3.5 to get 35% when in single digit mode.

 

On the current Illusion desks there are 5 different formats for entering channel levels to cater for all tastes especially those who prefer single digit, direct action (no enter required), or both 8)

 

Each of the formats are described, with examples in the manual.

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Why 3.5? Could I not just say 35? Why is the "." necessary?

 

Because 35 is not a valid number in single digit format.

 

In single digit format (with direct action or not) you enter a TENTH of the required percentage value

 

eg

1 gives you 10%

2 gives you 20%

3 gives you 30% etc...

 

Therefore to get 35% you enter 3.5

 

Personally I have always found double digit percentage the easiest and most logical to use as you enter the actual percentage value you want 8)

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I guess this is just an Obsession thing where the syntax can adapt to the designer... One can easily say "@ 2" and the light is at 20%, "@ 25" and the light is at 25%, "@ 02" and the light is at 2%. Using the decimal just adds another keystroke to something that could be done without the extra stroke. Perhaps this is not "single digit percentage" but a new mode...

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It would certainly appear that the syntax you are describing is a hybrid of what we term single digit percentage and double digit percentage (leaving aside the direct action or not to save even further confusion) :!:

 

Sometimes the software multiples the value you enter by ten (saving you a keystroke), sometimes it takes the actual value you enter (logical, captain), and sometimes you need to add a leading zero to get the value you want (requires an additional keystroke) :evil:

 

Swings and Roundabouts, I guess :roll:

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Yeah, we are use to that already though...

 

Ken Billington walks in and starts calling out, "@50, @75, @05"

 

Jennifer Tipton walks in and starts calling out, "@ 2, @25, @5 percent"

 

You know how that goes...

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