Re: [nbos] Display colours & other quirks
"Bob Meyer"
Wed Jan 31st, 2007
That will work great for the first 5000 systems. That's the limit on how
many systems search will select.



From: Mike Oliver []
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] Display colours & other quirks

No need for the support request as far as my label colour scheme is
concerned. I worked out how to do it just now. I haven't tried it to see if
it works on the other Mass Edit functions, but it does on label colour.

Use the search function. Pick a single letter to search for that is likely
to cover 90% of your systems (for a random generated sector, "S" would be
good). Do the search and the dialogue will list pretty well all the systems
on your map. Then click on <Select All> and bingo - all the systems are
ready to be Mass Edited. Go to the Mass Edit function, make your changes
and, when you de-select the systems, the changes have taken. At least that
was true for label colours.

If it's missed any systems, they'll show up in the old default colour chosen
when the sector was first generated. All you then need to do is select using
another letter (or number) and you gradually whittle them down until you can
do the remaining systems by direct single system changes. Mine got done in
two passes.



-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Steve Albany
Sent: 31 January 2007 13:38
Subject: Re: [nbos] Display colours & other quirks

Yeah, I've noticed that too. In fact, most of the MASS EDIT functionality
doesn't seem to do anything. Another annoyance is getting the sector-default
data fields to stick. I like to seem my orbits expressed in AU rather than
millions of KM (no need for a calculator then), so I've tried to set
"distance(au)" as the source for the distance. It does not apply it to
worlds globally. I find I have to go into each world's properties and switch
it to an AU display there.

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