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Old 05-02-2016, 04:00   #1
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I installed O 4.2 on my Windows 8.1 laptop. My laptop was a "virgin" because there was NO OpenCPN installed because I did a complete system-recovery!

Making Chart-groups does not work. When I click on "Apply" nothing happens.

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On my W7 Desktop no problems.
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Re: chart groups

Aart

Do you click on "New Group" first?
Then add some charts
Then click on apply.

Also help is very easy, just follow the same menu selection as the program to find the help.
Options Setting | Official OpenCPN Homepage
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Re: chart groups

Aart and Rick,

I have found that a chart group cannot be added for a chart directory (also called a folder) unless the chart database has been updated. So, when adding chart directories in a new installation of OpenCPN it is best to use Options>Charts>Chart Files to add the new chart directories. Then click "OK". After the update finishes, select Options>Charts>Chart Groups in order to add a New Group. Now, directories of charts or individual chart file can be added to the group.

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Re: chart groups

Good Point Paul.

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A chart group cannot be added for a chart directory (also called a folder) unless the chart database has been updated.
1.First add chart directories in a new installation of OpenCPN using Options>Charts>Chart Files to "Add" the new chart directories. Then click "OK".
2. After the update finishes, select Options>Charts>Chart Groups in order to add a New Group.
Now, directories of charts or individual chart file can be added to the group.
Do you think the User Manual is now clearer about this?

Chart Groups Tab | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Please check this I just updated it.
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@Paul,

Thank you. This works!

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Rick,

I think you can replace this:
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A Chart Group cannot be added for a chart directory (also called a folder) unless the chart database has been updated.
1. First update the chart database.
2. Thent add chart directories in a new installation of OpenCPN using Options>Charts>Chart Files to Add the new chart directories. Then click OK. If there are no chart directories listed under All available charts you will not be able to add Chart Groups.
3. After the update finishes, select Options>Charts>Chart Groups in order to Add a New Group.
Now, directories of charts or individual chart file can be added to the group.
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If there are no chart directories listed under All available charts you will not be able to add Chart Groups. A newly added chart directory (also called a folder) cannot be added to a Chart Group unless the chart database has been updated.
If this is a new installation of OpenCPN, or if new chart directories need to be added, use Options>Charts>Chart Files or Options>Charts>Chart Downolader to Add the new chart directories. Then click OK to exit from Options and to Scan Charts and Update Database. After the update finishes, select Options>Charts>Chart Groups in order to Add a New Group. Now, directories of charts or individual chart file(s) can be added to the chart group(s).
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Thanks Paul. It is changed now with links

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Rick,

That looks good.

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