Main properties

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Main properties

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The main details of the movement are in the center of the properties screen. The rounds are listed down the left and the tables are shown across the top. At each table the NS and EW pairs are shown (for individuals it shows N, S, E and W) with the board set they play against each other. There is a switch option next to each board set.


The switch indicator at each table on each round allows you to change the balance of the movement. The switch indicator when set does not change the NS and EW pairs physically on this screen. The analysis, determining the bias of the movement, does take the switching into consideration. It is also indicated on the printed guide cards where a switch is shown next to the line. Also the pairs are placed in opposite directions when generating the movement for your scoring program.


Note the way movements are represented on this screen. The pair and player numbers should never exceed the maximum for the movement. In a one winner pairs movement that limit is equal to twice the number of tables. A two winner pairs movement the maximum is the number of tables and for individuals it is 4 times the number of tables.


Similarly the board set numbers should never exceed the number of board sets specified on the same screen. A board set will have a constant number of boards per set. This number can be changed when the movement is used in a scorer or published in guide cards.


Where the [automatic analysis] option is set on, each time a pair number is changed or a switch is made (by double clicking on the indicator) the balance is recalculated.


Special group switching options are available:

To switch all the tables in a round, double-click the round number column on the left. The value in the bottom right cell labelled 'row switch count' applies to this option if more than one row is required to be switched.

To switch all the rounds for one table, double-click the "X" column for the table in the top row.

To switch all the tables on a diagonal double-click the top left [table/round:] cell. To define where the diagonal begins, click on the switch cell of a table in the required diagonal. This selected table is shown in the status line at the bottom of the screen. Choose a table on the right of center to switch all tables in a left and down direction and choose a table on the left of center for a right and down direction.


Note when these options are used the switches for each table are reversed from what they were. To make sure you only switch to "on", clear all the switches before using these options. See the [Switching][Clear switches] menu item.