Magic Contest: Documents
Movement editor: ...w/o MS Access
...w/o MS Access
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As opposed to the Movement editor (that requires Microsoft Access) there are now features for building the movement files from within Magic Contest.
There is still no integrated editor in Magic Contest, so the editing has to be done through Excel or an equivalent program.
However, once the movement has been created in Excel you can use Magic Contest to import the data. It is saved in a permanent file that you can use over and over again.
The format is important. There are actually six different formats depending on what type of movement you want to create:
For example, for the simple movement these are (in order) Table, Round, N-S, E-W, From, and To (board).
You probably want to enter all data in Excel. Do like this to transfer the data from Excel to Magic Contest:
Do the following to use one of your movement files to close the preparations:
The phantom pair is a pair just like any other pair with a pair number. Do not do anything special in Excel to deal with phantoms. Instead, just import the movement and later select the phantom pair in Enter names inside Magic Contest.
Magic Contest is very courteous and does exactly what you tell it to. If there are major errors in the original movement file Magic Contest will crash.
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