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Contents Introduction What is ProntoEdit? What is ProntoEmulator? ProntoEdit system requirements ProntoEdit installation What is a CCF? What can I use ProntoEdit for? How can this guide help me use ProntoEdit? A note on menus Loading and Saving How do I upload a configuration from my Pronto? How do I download a configuration into my Pronto? How do I load a configuration from a CCF into ProntoEdit? How do I save the configuration in ProntoEdit in a CCF?
How do I let a button jump to a panel? How do I move a panel? How do I copy a panel? How do I add a panel? How do I move a device or macro group? How do I copy a device or macro group? How do I add a device or macro group? How do I update the software in my Pronto? Timers...
Introduction What is ProntoEdit? ProntoEdit is the visual editor for Pronto configurations. A Pronto configuration fully defines a Pronto user interface including all devices, macro groups, panel layouts, button appearances and the behavior of all buttons, direct-access and left/right keys (including all IR codes). ProntoEdit always has a single configuration open, the current configuration.
What is ProntoEmulator? Though part of the ProntoEdit package, ProntoEmulator is a separate application which emulates every aspect of a real Pronto configuration without the need to download it to your Pronto. At any time you can launch ProntoEmulator from ProntoEdit by clicking the Tools menu.
ProntoEdit system requirements • PC with a 486DX/66 MHz or higher processor • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 or higher operating system • 16 megabytes of RAM • 10 megabytes of free disk space • Super VGA or higher graphics card and monitor •...
What is a CCF? A CCF, or Pronto configuration file, stores a single Pronto configuration. A Pronto configuration fully defines a Pronto user interface including all devices, macro groups, panel layouts, and button appearances and behaviors (including all IR codes). CCFs have file extension ‘ccf’ and are represented by the icon.
What can I use ProntoEdit for? One of the best features of the Pronto is its adaptability: you can make buttons and whole panels appear and disappear, change button labels, learn IR codes, and create and edit your own macros. But if you want to personalize your Pronto even more, ProntoEdit is the perfect tool for you.
Loading and Saving How do I upload a configuration from my Pronto? Start ProntoEdit. Connect one end of the Pronto serial cable to your Pronto and connect the other end to a serial port of your PC. Click in the toolbar, or select Upload from Pronto from the File menu.
How do I download a configuration into my Pronto? Start ProntoEdit. Connect one end of the Pronto serial cable to your Pronto and connect the other end to a serial port of your PC. Make sure you have a configuration in ProntoEdit either by uploading one from your Pronto (see configuration from my How do I load a configuration from a CCF into...
You can cancel the download at any time by clicking the Cancel button, but doing so may result in a corrupted configuration in your Pronto (you can fix this by fully downloading a configuration). It is best to not touch your Pronto’s screen or use any of your Pronto’s direct access buttons, while downloading is in progress.
How do I save the configuration in ProntoEdit in a CCF? If the current configuration in ProntoEdit is not empty, you can save it in a CCF by clicking in the toolbar, or by selecting Save Configuration or Save Configuration As from the File menu.
Basic Tasks In this section we assume ProntoEdit is running and contains the configuration you want to change. How do I start with the factory default CCF? The ProntoEdit distribution comes with a single sample CCF in <install>/Samples where <install> is the directory in which ProntoEdit has been installed. This sample CCF is called default.ccf and it contains the factory default configuration loaded in your Pronto.
How do I add a button to a panel? Open the panel view of the panel to which you want to add a button. If the button and frame gallery is not visible, open it by clicking the toolbar or selecting Gallery from the Tools menu. Select a group of frames and buttons by clicking the group’s name in the list on the left side of the gallery window.
How do I rename a button? Open the panel view of the panel with the button you want to rename. Select the button you want to rename by clicking it. A red frame will appear around the selected button. Press F2 and a name dialog with an on-screen keyboard will open. Click the Shift button to change from one keyboard layout to another (the keyboard layouts are equal to the ones on your Pronto).
How do I copy all bitmaps from one button to another? After creating a button and putting a few actions into its action list, you may want to change the appearance of that button without having to recreate the action list. You can easily do this by copying all bitmaps from another button to this button.
To assign an IR code by learning it: Connect one end of the Pronto serial cable to your Pronto and connect the other end to a serial port of your PC. Click the Set IR button. The Add IR dialog box appears. Click the Learn IR button.
How do I assign a source switch IR code? Double-click the Properties item underneath the device or macro group in the configuration tree view for which you want to assign a source switch IR code. The device or macro group property sheet appears. Select the Action tab and proceed with step 4 of IR code to a How do I let a button jump to a panel?
How do I copy a panel? Select the panel you want to copy in the configuration tree view. Press CTRL + C or select Copy from the Edit menu to copy the selected panel into ProntoEdit’s clipboard. Select HOME, or the device or macro group you want to copy the panel to and press CTRL + V or select Paste from the Edit menu.
Select DEVICES or MACRO GROUPS and press CTRL + V or select Paste from the Edit menu. If you copy a template device (devices with a name between round brackets), the copy will also be a template device. To change a template device into a regular device, select Is Template in the Device menu.
Timers Your Pronto allows you to let any device execute a certain action at a predefined time and day. This functionality is called a timer. ProntoEdit allows you to add a timer to every button, device or macro that is defined. On your Pronto, however, timers can only be edited in macro buttons.
Advanced Tasks In this section we assume ProntoEdit is running and contains the configuration you want to change. We also assume that you know how to open specific panel views. How do I resize a button or a frame? Buttons and frames can only be resized if they do not have any bitmaps. If a button has one or more bitmaps, the width of the button is fixed to the smallest width of all its bitmaps and the height of the button is fixed to the smallest height of all its bitmaps.
A button is active when it has a non-empty action list. It is inactive when it has no action list or its action list is empty. A button is selected when you push on it on the Pronto. It is unselected when it is waiting to be pushed.
• • • • • Repeat step 3 to add up to 255 actions to the action list. If you want your Pronto to ‘jump to’ a specific panel when it is done executing the action list, select the panel to jump to in the Jump drop down list.
• To change the current grid of a panel view, enable grid editing by selecting Edit Grid in the Grid submenu. The Edit Grid item is only enabled if a grid is currently visible. • A horizontal grid line can be added by holding down a CTRL key while clicking a horizontal grid line.
How can I better select in a panel view? Here are some tips that can help you select the right button or frame when a panel contains many elements: • If a button or frame is selected and the move or resize cursor is visible when you press the left mouse button, the selection does not change.
How can I write-protect a configuration? A write-protected configuration cannot be altered on your Pronto. This is useful if you want to set up a configuration with ProntoEdit and don’t want anyone to inadvertently make changes to it when they use your Pronto. After loading a write-protected configuration in your Pronto, you can only access USE mode on your Pronto.
Troubleshooting I cannot connect the Pronto to the serial port. Check if another application is using the serial port. If this is the case, try another serial port -OR- Have the other application release the serial port. ProntoEdit was able to open the serial port to which my Pronto is connected but still cannot connect.