Oziexplorer woes

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:03
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Help the old fella please.

I have been for a drive with my Magellan and Laptop with Oziexplorer Moving Map and have saved 4 .plt files to my hard drive. When I go to open the file. a dialog box tells me " filename .plt is not a valid Win32 application" and won't open it. I have gone to Windows Help, Oziexplorer Help and various luminaries in the computer field and to no avail. So far I have accumulated the the following advices re fixing the problem.

Go to View
Click Folder options
Click File Types
Click Edit
Click Actions
Click Open
Click Edit
In Application Click program you want to use to open the files.......
(which program ?????????) I cannot seem to find the right one.
Click OK....... and all should be well...but it isn't.

Anyone out there with a younger brain who knows the answer?

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:50

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:50
Willem
I only have a Demo version of OziExpl, but I have some .plt files.

I have viewed them by opening up MS Word - then 'find' and then open the .plt file

hope this helps - you should be able to look at the file in OziExpl ?Subaru Forester
"size isn't everything"
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Follow Up By: Andy - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 09:10

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 09:10
Hi Colin,

Where did you get your demo version of Oziexpl from?

regards

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 10:42

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 10:42
Andrew
I got it from OziEplorer !!!

But just had a look at their site and they aren't offering it anymore?

The demo version was limited in function but was OK for me to play with.
When I can raise enough cash for a laptop I will get the full version.Subaru Forester
"size isn't everything"
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Follow Up By: macca - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 09:40

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 09:40
Hi Andy & Colin.
You can still get demo & shareware versions of their web page
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:04

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:04
Yes Macca is correct, go get it Andy.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Andy - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 10:16

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 10:16
Thanks guys

I'm goin a lookin
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Follow Up By: Andy - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 16:05

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 16:05
Hey Macca and Mad Dog Morgan,

Sorry to be a pest. But where exactly do you find the trial version of Oziexplorer. I have looked in the shop where they sell the full version but can't find it.
The handbrake would tell me i'm using my 'man eyes'

Thanks

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 00:17

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 00:17
Hey Andy, don't think for one second you're being a pest

www.oziexplorer.com

Click on oziexplorer on the left and scroll down the page to download. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: macca - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:29

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:29
on the oziexplore website. in the left hand column under software,click on oziexplore and the download is about halfway down the page. good luck
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Reply By: Cumbo - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:11

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:11
Sorry Willem can't help you with your problem at the moment but I thought I would introduce you to Will our dachsund on a trip last week on Rainbow Beach

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:30

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:30
Geez Cumbo

he might be called Willem but there's no resemblence ..ahahha..cute Dachsie...

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 18:14

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 18:14
Which Willem you mean Lyn? If you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 18:20

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 18:20
Both Bonz ...Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 21:59

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 21:59
Hello Dumbo nice to meet yaWillem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: Crazy-Mik - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:21

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:21
Willem,
What windows are you running,
on XP and I thing on 2000/ME you can right click on a file and select open with, then to the bottom of the window that opens there should be an option to search the net for sutible program to open, this will search the net and download the correct program for that file.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:37

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:37
Willem
You Have to open these files IN OziExplorer (you must have a map open) go to open m*** tracks and fined the file *.plt (your file) click and it will open.
If you want to open in note pad with Windows 9X right click on the file at the same time as holding down the Ctrl key and click open with, be carefull with this you must untick the box "Always use this program to open this file" scrol down untill you fine notepad and double click, the file will open as text file and will save as a text file, if you save as *.plt OziExplorer will filed it and open it.
Win32 does not see this file as it is used as a cad program file mostly you can open all most anything in notepad if you want but you will not be able to under stand it

hope this Helps if not we can try again
like the G60

Regards
Richard Kovac
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:21

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:21
THanks Richard...I'll go and have a play. Thanks for the Notepad advice..I'll try that.

Cheers
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:45

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:45
Hello Willem - plt (or track files) are simply text files and can be opened with any text editor e.g. notepad, wordpad, word, excel....so pick one of these from the list of programs...you should have a text editor program of some sort on your computer.

If you want to load the plt file in OziE just use the "Load - Load track from file" menu items....which you probably already knew but just in case I was on the wrong track:)

Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:19

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:19
Thanks Greg...I used Oziexplorer and Load Track from file and ahve managed to view one track that had been saved. The other three do not come come. Maybe I have to close each one individually to view the other?

Cheers
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:56

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:56
What everyone else said Willem.

I think there be a few experts at Little Desert who will be able to help you get more out of the program.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:37

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:37
Ray,

I heard on the grapevine that there are a swag of cars coming to Little Desert. Will probably be cluster camping...:-) Some of the softies are going to camp in the Dimboola Caravan Park so to maintain their creature comforts.............

Cheers
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 23:24

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 23:24
lol, It's a long weekend so around the river will probably be like the MCG on grand final day. Think I'll sneak away to the central block and find a bush to sleep under.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: Pluto - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 19:09

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 19:09
Willem,

Are you trying to edit the plot file or edit it?

Either way you will find it easier to run OziExplorer and load it from there. All the talk of text editors and word processors is fine, IF you have a good working knowledge of the file format (You can find the format details in the OziExplorer help).

Ozi has all of the editing tools required to tidy a plot file up, as well as viewing, replaying it, etc.

Keep in mind that OziExplorer was never intended to be auto-executed like most windows applications. It has too many interelated data files to make that practical.

Pluto
Get out there & have Fun!!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:28

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:28
Hi Pluto,

Initially I was trying to view the .plt files to see if my system was working. I have now gone into Ozie and have seen at least one saved .plt
I have to learn how to do these things so that I can send .plt files here to EO for inclusion in treks. I suppose I have to take the time to study all the features...remember when I wasa kid there were only wirless' which operated with valves :-) All this high tech stuff is difficult to understand. Once one has a grasp of it, it is easy....I think:-) I am running Windows 98.

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 08:58

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 08:58
No worries Willem,

You can rely on the online help in Ozi. It's well written and very comprehensive.

Wherever you have the "?" button it will give you the relevant help page for that window.

If your still interested in auto excecution of Ozi, there is a help page called "Special Keys and Stuff" which has all of the Startup Parameters you can use to alter the way Ozi starts up. You can change these parameters by opening the shortcut properties you use to open Ozi (right click the icon and select Properties) and editing the Target field (The Line that refers to OziExp.exe).

PlutoGet out there & have Fun!!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 14:32

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 14:32
Once again, thanks for your help, Pluto...much appreciated.

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 00:05

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 00:05
Willem - to view/load multiple track files (plt files) using OziE follow same procedure as opening a single file ie "Load - Load Track From File (multi)"..then while selecting files (by clicking with mouse) hold down shift key to select multiple files and when complete click on "Open" and all selected track files will be loaded onto map. You can then, if you wish, save this as one track file with a new name so yoy dont have to do it all again.
Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 14:30

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 14:30
Thanks for your help Greg.....will check it out.

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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