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minutes, and seconds can be separated by : only. If you've checked the "two-digit years" box in the Time Format dialog, then you can enter a year between 1940 and 2039 with just the last two digits. Be warned that in this case, it becomes more important that the year, month, and day be in the order selected in the Time Format dialog. So it's probably best to continue entering all four digits of the year, and to enter month names as text; with that format, there can be no confusion, no matter what order you use. The next item gives you some control over the field of view shown at a given level. Suppose you're at level 9, where the field of view is normally 30 arcminutes. The menu item will reflect that fact, reading "Level 9: 30'". Suppose you would prefer a slightly smaller field of view, say, about 24 arcminutes. If you click on this menu item, Guide will show you a dialog box with the field sizes for all twenty levels. You can adjust them as you wish; for example, you could reset the entry for level 9 to be 24' (or .4, as in .4 degrees, or 1440", as in 24 times 60 arcseconds; these would all be equivalent). The size of level 9 would henceforth be 24', not the default 30'. (If you just want a simple way to get fields of view other than those provided with Guide, it's better to use the Fixed Levels option in the Extras menu, described on page 53.) The Telescope menu is useful if you have a Meade, Celestron, Sky Commander, or similar scope connected to your computer; ASCOM and Mel Bartels' stepper motor system and some others are also supported. This option is described in the Telescope Control chapter, on page 39. The "Level" option brings up a dialog box with 20 buttons. Click on one, and Guide will switch to that zoom level. You can also get to this option by clicking on the Level shown in the legend area, or by hitting the 1 to 9 key to get levels 1-9, 0 to get level 10, Alt-1...9 to get to levels 11-19; and there are toolbar and mouse options to change levels as well, as described on page 4. The Language submenu lists (at present) thirteen languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Czech, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian, Danish, and Polish. Click on one, and Guide will switch to that language. In some cases, the translation is not yet complete. Much text has been translated, but some remains. (You may find updated versions and additional languages on the Web site from time to time.) The software allows for the easy addition of further languages. If you're interested in adding your own language, please let me know. The Margins menu is described on page 43. Clicking on the "Formats" option brings up a dialog box that provides almost complete control over how coordinates and certain other
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