Friday, March 14, 2008

MICROSOFT STREETS AND TRIPS TIP

If you use MicroSoft Streets and Trips here's a great tip for you. My friend and fellow sharpener Mike Feagins told me about a neat trick you can use to pick your push pins when building your route. Instead of selecting each pin individually, you can use any of the 3 drawing tools to surround a group of push pins and select them all at once. Here's how it works:

Once all the pins you want to add to your route are encapsulated, just move your cursor over the border you created, do a right mouse click and select "add push pins as stops". Here's a quick video showing how to do this with the free form tool:


video


Sorry there's no sound. I'll do a better video in the future (all I have today is my digital camera), but this should give you the gist.

If you are not using MicroSoft Streets and Trips now, it is a powerful route planning program I think any sharpener should have. You can import info from an MicroSoft product (like Excel or Outlook) and it will drop the info into the map as push pins. Here is a link if you'd like to find out more:

http://www.microsoft.com/streets/default.mspx

Thanks for pointing out this feature Mike!

PS - Wolff does not sell MicroSoft Streets and Trips, but you can pick it up at more software retailers or buy it online.

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