The 6 Cable Input screen allows a user to create, save, edit, and delete a splice with up to 6 cable counts that are passed from one screen to the next and can save those cable counts as a splice for later use.
Top Tool Bar & Menu
When a previously saved splice is opened, it is opened in display mode. To edit the counts, select Menu Edit item or click the Edit button to enter into edit mode.
To delete an individual saved splice while in display mode, select Delete from the Menu list.
Or while in edit mode, select the available Delete button.
You are able to send the splice count as a plain .txt file by email through your email app.
If the recipient has this app, they can open the received .txt file in their 6 Cable Input screen.
If they don't have this app they can open the count in any simple text editing program they choose.
Main Screen Content
Edit, Save, Delete, and Add:
Select the edit button to edit cable counts.
Select the save button to save the splice counts for later use. Splices do not need to be saved to use the app. If you want to use the splice but don't want to save them the counts are passed to the next screens without the need of saving them to the device. But, should you close the app without saving them, you will need to re-enter them again.
Select the Delete button to permanently delete the individual splice from the device.
Select Add to save the new splice to the device. The new splice will be stacked on the Main Screen list.
Enter a name for the splice or leave the default auto name.
Cable Count Inputs
You have 6 cable count inputs available. Place the feed count into the blue input and the distribution (out counts) into the other 5 inputs.
In any of the 6 cable count inputs, you can use my double space bar feature. After entering a cable name, tap the space bar twice for a comma. Then after entering the low count value, tap the space bar twice for a dash "-" symbol. Then after entering the high count, tap the space bar twice again to bring the cursor to the next line for another line of count.
Below each cable input is a Speed Counts input. The Speed Counts input looks in all 6 cable counts for repetitive cable name designations. If the first 2 characters match any cable name designation previously entered, it will display a list of previously entered cable names on the screen. If a user chooses one of the items in the list it is added to the Speed Counts input with a comma automatically entered. Speed Counts uses the same double space auto-punctuation as previously described.
Cable count buttons:
The app reads back the entered cable count to the user. This is useful for verifying cable count input. The user can read their print count while listening to the app speak the input count for any discrepancies.
The globe button passes the respective chosen count to the Click It activity for cable count to color code conversion.
With a long click of this button the chosen cable counts will be cleared from the text inputs. To delete permanently if already previously saved, you'll need to select the save button up top.
Create new Splice
Since every distribution cable is another's feed, this button will begin the creation of a new splice. It will take the chosen distribution cable's count and open a new 6 Cable Input screen with the new feed count populated.