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by FreeRepublic
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard for iOS and Android
Topic: User Experience.
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: User Experience.

My advice is to keep using COW Pro on your PC and forget about it on the iOS (tablet?). Just think of it as beta testing that you don't want to do. That's the short and sweet response. Now for the long and sour response. I think I have just turned the corner (sort of) on COW for the tablet. It happe...
by FreeRepublic
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard for iOS and Android
Topic: Tablet considerations
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: Tablet considerations

Yes, I got the tablet to rotate. COW usually adjusts well, though not always.

COW does not split a screen. Given my tablet's small size, 8", it would not help much anyway. Someone with a large tablet might benefit from that capability.
by FreeRepublic
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard for iOS and Android
Topic: User Experience.
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: User Experience.

Mike's recommendation to use Dropbox has proved very useful. Thank you. Using COW Pro on the PC, I created an Ebook from 4,700 annotated games from Chess Publishing corresponding to ECO C. There's a lot of meat on those bones! I was able to get that to my Android tablet. That's a huge accomplishment...
by FreeRepublic
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Windows and Macintosh
Topic: Color Code (Red, Yellow, Green)
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Color Code (Red, Yellow, Green)

Since my first post on color code, I've acquired a lot of experience. I've found the color code feature very useful at the wholesale level when using the following commands: PGN, Import PGN File, Import Ebook File, Add Ebook Just prior to executing one of these commands, one designates a color code ...
by FreeRepublic
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Windows and Macintosh
Topic: Problem with Game Trees files
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Problem with Game Trees files

I'm a fellow user. My directory structure is a little different. It starts: C:\Users\Myname\Documents\Chess Openings Wizard 2016 I have another folder for the older Chess Openings Wizard. If you have a folder for "Chess Openings Wizard 2016" then you should use that version. Don't be misle...
by FreeRepublic
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Windows and Macintosh
Topic: 5 Feature Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: 5 Feature Requests

In regards to the last post, I have had a success. I'm still learning how to take greater advantage of COW features. While perhaps old hat to some, it may be beneficial to others. The only opening book from Everyman that I have opened successfully in COW is Queen’s Gambit Declined: Vienna by Jacek I...
by FreeRepublic
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Windows and Macintosh
Topic: 5 Feature Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: 5 Feature Requests

It would be very useful to have a color coding option when going to the File menu and executing the command "Import Book...". Likewise for Edit and "Paste PGN from Clipboard ..." and for PGN "Import Games". The idea is to add new material, while retaining visibility of ...
by FreeRepublic
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Windows and Macintosh
Topic: 5 Feature Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 399

5 Feature Requests

1) Inherit color code forward/back Inherit color code forward means that the color code of a candidate move goes to subsequent moves. Inherit color code back means that the color code of a candidate move goes back to prior moves (a bit like backsolve). 2) Set default Window and Pane size I create a ...
by FreeRepublic
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Legacy Support
Topic: Frequently Asked Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 21297

Re: Frequently Asked Questions

As a fellow user, I will try to offer replies. Bess, Backsolving can take a while. However I don't think it has ever caused my computer to hang up. Backsolving has various options. One is "starting position of chess." I never use this as it seems too ambitions. I always use "current p...
by FreeRepublic
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Chess Openings Wizard Windows and Macintosh
Topic: Compatibility topics
Replies: 15
Views: 21109

Re: Compatibility topics

As I've mentioned before, some PGN imports work, and some do not. Books, PGN files, from Modern-chess.com import flawlessly. Custom PGN game downloads from Chess Assistant import fine into COW. Chess Informant annotated games, in ChessBase, download fine, then import well into COW. With only one exc...