Help on Planning Journeys

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The items in bold are menu options and those in monospace are user supplied information.

Plan a Journey —Planning a journey can be very simple, although there are many ways to add extra aspects to it. Let's start with the simplest - planning a route from one place to another using the program's default settings for everything. From the Home Page select the Plan a journey option.

Suppose you want to plan a trip from Braunston to Warwick. Type Braunston into the box labelled Start From and Warwick into the box labelled Finish at (these boxes are under the grey line below the title bar at the top of the page).

When entering the names you'll see a drop-down list of matching place names appear after typing four characters. A selection can be made from the list, (if there are more than 10 matches use the up/down arrows to see more) or you can complete the name manually.

Click the Calculate Route button in the green row at the bottom of the page.

The results page shows a summary, a map of the route and the route sections. The route is a table showing the distances and locks between places, the total distance and locks travelled and the remaining distance and locks. The totals section shows distances with an estimate of the travelling time. The overnight stopping places are calculated on the journey time and show stopping places which are not recommended just places at the appropriate proportion of the journey.

Below this in the green button bar you'll find the following options:-







There are a lot of options, but there are sensible defaults for almost everything. Experiment with the program, and try turning on extra features as-and-when you need them.

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