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  • Hi Ed and largando, Thanks for your input - this is really helpful. I had hit a wall from staring at it too long. I definitely want to set a variable in case I need to use the value again, and the idea of using >> sort >> implode once i…
  • OK, I kinda solved this using a somewhat brute force method. When the result indicates "Roll twice on this table and add results," it uses two additional tables - one for each roll: The first table sets the number of languages variable and calls …
  • EDIT: Fast workaround is to cut and paste each topic into Word (which preserves tables and images), then save the Word file as an RTF. Not ideal, but it works.
  • (by the way, the "$" before spellbook is unnecessary; doesn't hurt, but I don't like it) Old habits die hard - I still use it to help me recognize vars. Plus, the "$" is important for the user-defined language filter I use in Notepad++ to high…
  • My guess, then, is that it was either really old code, or Ed's used to using a the old style. Ah...That must be it - good hunting. Added bonus: I feel dumb for not having seen that in the help file. On the plus side, I'm glad to know I w…
  • Ah - this is a table from Ed's personal campaign. He shared it to illustrate some syntax. I trust I'm not giving away too much, but it contains calls like this: Wealth: [#{!{1d6}+{$level}} coins] \n& <then, later on...&a…
  • I did. That's why I thought it might be a bug - if I use "@, the {$spellbook} variable is recognized; if I use #", the {$spellbook} variable is not recognized.
  • Largando has special powers when it comes to {curly braces}.
  • I'll do some testing to see if the spacing is the issue, though for now, I'm glad it's working - plus my OCD doesn't mind that I'm applying the implode filter consistently, even for single-entry results I'll share out the tables anon - short ver…
  • Hi largando, "Semi-clever"? The hell you say - the double-interpolation of the $1 var is flipping brilliant! I never would have thought of that. You definitely sorted it - thanks a lot! I was hoping to avoid the use of an interim table, but I …
  • Hi Ed, Thanks for the guidance - DOCPATH works just as you described and lets me put all my KEEP stuff in my Copy folder, just like I wanted to. Cheers,
  • Minor Update: It appears the directory in question was moved to the root of my C:\ drive with all of its contents. Not sure why, but the directory's timestamp confirms that it was created when I attempted the PATH parm. That said, can anyone prov…
  • MarkOliva wrote: I might be misunderstanding you, but it seems to me that you can do that simply with the scroll bars on the bottom and right of the FM8 window. You're right - that's the functionality I want, but not the interface. The scrollba…
  • MarkOliva wrote: I still want alpha channel transparency for fill patterns, but FM8 can give you the effect you want already Thanks, Mark - I'll try your suggestions and see what I can come up with. While we're on the subject of FM9, here ar…
  • MarkOliva wrote: FM8 supports alpha channel PNG transparency in symbols but not in fill patterns, which certainly is a shortcoming. Precisely - thanks for clarifying my point. It's the fill pattern support I'm looking for. The forest texture in…
  • Just re-reading this thread and noticed something glaringly absent from the wishlist: support for transparent PNGs. I thought this might have been mentioned elsewhere (perhaps on a different thread?), so please forgive me if I'm being repetitive.…
  • Hi Ed, Thanks for the info - makes sense.
  • Hi Ed, Quick question: given the new location of IPP tables ("My Documents/Inspiration Pad Pro/"), how do we get them to show up in The Keep? Second quick question: is there a way to wrap text in the table editor? Cheers,
  • Hi Ed, This is great - really happy to see the inline table editor (and the CTRL+click option for Use tables is great). Looking forward to playing around with this. Thanks so much!
  • Ed_NBOS wrote: If you 'Empty Trash', it will also at that point compact the database. Ah - that's excellent. Thanks for the clarification, Ed. Good to know.
  • Hi Ed, I'm experimenting with this feature, particularly for use in exporting rulesets (as opposed to campaign notes). I don't own an eBook device - can you suggest an eBook viewer for the PC? Cheers,
  • I've had similar problems with IPT files that call external tables (i.e., tables in the Common folder). My solution is to export the table in IPP (File -> Export Table). This creates a "bundled" IPT file that contains all external references. …
  • No worries - I'm working on a random village tool in IPP. If I can get it to do what I want, I'll scale it for towns and cities. It's not ready for release, but if you want to check the direction it's headed, lookee here:
  • Drfff... My only excuse is that PHP has spoiled me - just needed a second pair of eyes. :? I see how your code is working - thanks for the nudge. Cheers,
  • Indeed it will...OCD is a terrible thing to waste. Thanks for posting this, Ed.
  • Hi guys, Great tutorial Silverleaf, and thanks to Mark for repackaging the tiles. Whether for nostalgia or clarity, this map style will always be one of my favourites! Cheers,
  • I'll second Greg's request for anchor links. Ideally, you'd be able to create an anchor in any part of a given topic. If that's not possible, perhaps only "headers" could be anchored (this assumes the creation of text styles, like Header 1, Header 2…
  • First off, I'm really happy with The Keep - the integration with other NBOS software is a great feature. For new features, here are my top 4 requests: 1. DB maintenance, particularly a way to optimize the DB for size (paring it down for flash …
  • Hi Ed, Thanks very much for the example - I see now that the function has to return a value. Very helpful! One question: why do you need to pass the 'txtAcademicsBase' field (the 'f' parm in your function)? Could you not just pass the checkbox…
  • Hi all, Hate to add a "me too" post, but I had a similar issue and saw this thread. I think the larger question is: "How do you designate a variable as a number?" I have a table where the selected prompt value determines the number of times IP…