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Team2hunt
01-17-2008, 07:24 PM
A new version of GSAK has been available for several weeks now. Today I finally upgraded. The newer version is a FREE upgrade if you have version 7.0

After playing with it I have found the most useful new tool is the addition of Google maps. Once you have the map you can choose from streets or topo, even Canadian topo is available. There is also a new advanced print method.

Has anyone else upgraded and have you found anything else worth mentioning?

WhereRWe?
01-17-2008, 07:28 PM
Has anyone else upgraded and have you found anything else worth mentioning?

I've upgraded but haven't found anything worth mentioning! LOL! ;);)

brdad
01-18-2008, 08:15 AM
They did add a few small improvements to the form designer for those that make macros. Makes placing controls and buttons quite a bit easier. They also added some more functions and capabilities to the macro language itself.

It also has the ability to save the images that appear on cache pages, which could be helpful for some puzzle caches, but I doubt those images forward though cachemate, so it seems the most worth there are those who have laptops and are out in the field without an internet connection. I haven't tried this feature yet so I am not sure just how useful it is for me.

Haffy
01-18-2008, 05:44 PM
They did add a few small improvements to the form designer for those that make macros. Makes placing controls and buttons quite a bit easier. They also added some more functions and capabilities to the macro language itself.

It also has the ability to save the images that appear on cache pages, which could be helpful for some puzzle caches, but I doubt those images forward though cachemate, so it seems the most worth there are those who have laptops and are out in the field without an internet connection. I haven't tried this feature yet so I am not sure just how useful it is for me.

Holy Crap!!! I remember not too long ago you were saying you wouldn't ever use GSAK and now look at yah......;):eek: Time heals all wounds does it not?

brdad
01-18-2008, 07:05 PM
Holy Crap!!! I remember not too long ago you were saying you wouldn't ever use GSAK and now look at yah......;):eek: Time heals all wounds does it not?

Yeah, it was a matter of necessity as Watcher has not been updated. Originally I was upset because it crashed often on my old '98 system and got to the point where it didn't even work. I didn't get a lot of help from the GSAK crew because I didn't pay for it, and figured why should I if it wasn't working for me. Plus, I hated the GUI or GSAK. I managed to get around the GUI, and it works flawlessly on my XP computer.

Sometimes you have to let go of the old and move on.

I do like the macros, I even submitted my own macro (http://gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=6485&hl=) which copies lists of caches to the clipboard - The way I often post them here, like:

Northern Maine Woods Virtual Tour #6 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b0b185fe-d5e2-4509-8379-41529bd99d85) (GC4E7D) by AA1YB & N1NJB (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=29325) (3.5/2.5)
Newbert Pond Cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=7a9d6248-aa08-491c-86b1-28c5f48cdb39) (GCVYJZ) by kizzybean (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=500044) (2/3)
Ocean Cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=0176aab1-d67e-4343-aa06-724bb9fa6822) (GCYBJ8) by Diesel10 (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=765720) (2/2)
the chosen one (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=49df86dc-a23b-40cd-b7f5-e5539e9ae60d) (GC144EH) by JIMMYEASTMAN1 (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=1148983) (3.5/3.5)

By the way, that list is the Maine caches that are large and have been archived. ;)

Haffy
01-18-2008, 07:48 PM
I have read about macros for some time now and I have one question to ask. How do you use them anyway? I see all the gobbledygoop and such but what does one do with it after you have it?

brdad
01-18-2008, 10:02 PM
I have read about macros for some time now and I have one question to ask. How do you use them anyway? I see all the gobbledygoop and such but what does one do with it after you have it?

Macros can make macros do things the basic GSAK cannot. You could essentially make a macro that would get the PQs from your email, add them to GSAK, output to cachemate and your GPS at the click of one button.

Maybe tomorrow I'll post how to add my macro to GSAK and use it to get you started.

Gob-ler
01-18-2008, 11:09 PM
I have a macro that does just that. It moves grabs my pocket queries from my alternate email account (only used for Pocket Queries), downloads them into GSAK into the correct database, filters the inactive, disabled, and archived stuff and then exits GSAK with the push of one button.

I'll share it if someone wants it as well as the screen shots of the setup within GSAK.

Let me know.

Mainiac1957
01-19-2008, 08:20 AM
I have a macro that does just that. It moves grabs my pocket queries from my alternate email account (only used for Pocket Queries), downloads them into GSAK into the correct database, filters the inactive, disabled, and archived stuff and then exits GSAK with the push of one button.

I'll share it if someone wants it as well as the screen shots of the setup within GSAK.

Let me know.

I would like to try it Dick. I use one to generate my stats to go on my profile page on GC. It works great. Look at my profile and see how complete it is.

Medawisla
01-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Can we learn macros at Karen's event the 27th?? I'm really lost, but it sounds really cool!!:p I hope you guys will be around...:cool:

Mainiac1957
01-19-2008, 09:59 AM
I can show you what I know how to do. I'm sure other will have more tricks too.

dí76
01-19-2008, 10:03 AM
Arent macros those coconut cookies that are always made for the holidays??

brdad
01-19-2008, 12:36 PM
Haffy, or anyone else who hasn't tried - have you figured out how to install a macro? I'd write a short tutorial, but the GSAK help (http://www.gsak.net/help/hs38190.htm) file should be sufficient.

Try installing my macro (http://gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=6485&hl=) using those instructions, and we can see if anyone needs help with that much.

Learning to install a macro should be simple enough, and the ease of running them depends on the interface created by the macro creator and the complexity of the macro.

Creating a macro can be more intense, but creating basic ones should be relatively easy to learn. I've gotten great help from the forum members at GSAK in that regard.

Haffy
01-19-2008, 04:42 PM
I guess I won't be allowed access as I only have version 6.6.5.20. I was cheap and didn't want to spend another 25 bux for the updated version after I was told when I first bought it it would be free from then on.