Movie macros

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The complete list of the macros are shown here. All the macros involving the bidding or play will automatically have any notations executed. These notations and the corresponding notes assigned to each and any bid or play are defined with separate options.

 

1 Hide North

2 Show North

3 Hide East

4 Show East

5 Hide South

6 Show South

7 Hide West

8 Show West

9 Show bidding

10 Hide Bidding

 

11 Hide all trick play

12 Show all trick play

These apply to the 'card play record' screen.

 

13 Hide contract

14 Show contract

The above hide or show the item on the screen. The compass directions refer to the hand in that seat. The 'bidding' is the sub-screen at the bottom left of the main screen. The 'play' refers to the card play record screen. The contract is the sub-screen on the bottom right of the main screen. The play and bidding screens will only show those up to last play made in the movie.

 

15 Position at 1st bid

16 Show next bid

This shows the next available bid, and is the first bid if 15 precedes 16.

 

17 Show whole current trick

This shows all 4 cards in the current trick. The current delay setting is used before next step.

 

18 Show cards in current trick

This shows the current trick, but only the cards that have been played.

 

19 Position 1st trick 1st card

This prepares the play, with the next play starting with the opening lead.

 

20 Position next trick 1st card

This prepares the play, with the next play starting with next trick in play.

 

21 Show next card in trick

This shows the next card in the current trick. It can be the first card if 19 or 20 precede it. The current delay setting is used after each card is played.

 

22 Hide trick

Hides the cards in the current trick.

 

23 Select 1st deal

Positions the movie at the first deal in the file.

 

24 Select next deal

Moves play to the next deal in the file.

 

25 Show description and wait

26 Show description

27 Show Introduction and wait

28 Show introduction

29 Show deal comments and wait

30 Show deal comments

31 Show result comments and wait

32 Show result comments

33 Show auction comments and wait

34 Show auction comments

The above show the text entered using the [deals] menu item [edit text]. If 'wait' is specified the user needs to click a button the display to move to the next step.

 

35 Wait for [Enter]

36 Wait for 1 sec

37 Wait for 2 sec

38 wait for 5 sec

39 Wait for 10 sec

40 Do Not wait

These replace the previous delay setting, with the default originally set to [options][trick speed] menu item.

 

41 Ask user to select bid

This asks the user to enter their choice of bid. The standard bidding pad is shown, but with additional buttons to allow the user to step back or forward (when they are not required to make their choice), stop the movie, or move to the next deal.

 

42 Ask user to select card

This applies to the current trick and position, and asks the user to click the card of their choice during the play. An additional screen is shown with additional buttons to allow the user to step back or forward (when they are not required to make their choice), stop the movie, or move to the next deal.

 

43 Show cards to end

This shows the play of the cards, starting at the current position which could be set by 19 or 20. The current delay setting is used after each card is played.

 

44 Show tricks to end

This shows the tricks, 4 cards at a time, starting at the current position which could be set by 19 or 20. The current delay setting is used after each trick is played.

 

45 Show bids to end

This shows the bidding starting at the current position, which could be set by 15 or 16. The current delay setting is used after each card is played.

 

46 Play declarer to end

The dummy and declarer's hands are visible, and the user is required to make their choices in play. The other hands are hidden, and played in normal sequence.

 

47 Play defender 1 to end

The defender who makes the opening lead is required to play their cards in sequence, and after the opening lead dummy is shown.

 

48 Play defender 2 to end

The defender who plays third in the first trick is asked to play their cards in sequence, and after the opening lead dummy is shown.

 

49 Bid North to end

50 Bid East to end

51 Bid South to end

52 Bid West to end

The cards of the hand are shown and the user is required to bid the hand to completion.

 

53 Deal cards

This shows the cards being dealt, just like in the opening screen when Jill first starts.

 

54 Claim

Play is completed.

 

55 Pause

The play stops until the user clicks the [ok] button shown on the screen

 

56 Close movie

The current movie closes.