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    Are you guys ready to work on Streets O7. It actually has a full screen navigation with a few large buttons. But the only way to access the full screen is having route set up and GPS tracking.

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    AutoRoute 2007 is the same.

    But i can't find automatic recalc the route if i miss the road.
    I try AutoRoute in car, but my monitor is only 640x480 and in this resolution place for the map is too litlle.
    Half of screen is for navigation part.
    There is no info about end of trip, there is only for next turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterhr View Post
    ...There is no info about end of trip, there is only for next turn.
    The 2007 version does tell you "Driving Time", so you know how many more minutes/hours to your destination.

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    I don't understand when the program tell me "Driving Time".

    Can I change english speak with another? I want to replacce voice files with my files, to hear in my language.

    I want to read in monitor how many km to the end, and how many time.

    Can I cut maps, because my country is maybe 2-3MB of all European map?
    European map is 800-900MB.

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    1. 2007 version displays 'Driving Time' in the new full-screen mode

    2. The program will not switch to another language as far as I know

    3. It wouldn't be a matter of replacing 'voice files'. The program uses text-to-speech technology

    4. If you are short on hard drive space you may un-install the program, and then re-install it. Select the 'Minimum install' option when prompted. This way the application gets installed, but not the map data. However, you will need to have the DVD inserted in the computer to use the program.

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    Thanks for answer.

    A know that i can install small part of program, but i have not CD or DVD in my car.
    I have 15GB HDD, a I want to place more music instead of big map data files.

    So, because program use text-to-speech, i can not edit language. Is that right?

    The speech is worse than nRoute for compare. In nRoute speech is more clear.

    One more question - how can I turn AUTO RECALCULATE the route if I go OFF Route? Is that feature buld in this version of program?

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    ok i have no idea what i am doing here i have streets and trips and i would love for it to jstu start the gps by itself when i open it and go to full screen. i dont knwo what i am doin with this script stuff please help....

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    peterhr, I'm not very fond of the Microsoft text-to-speach engine used. However, if you don't mind paying more money for it, you may use third party text-to-speech engines that sound considerably better.

    The current version, MS Streets & Trips 2007 / MS AutoRoute 2007, doesn't have automatic re-route feature built-in.

    nadforever, I'm afraid it is not possible to start the program and go directly to full-screen mode. At least I haven't found a way to achieve that. The full-screen mode is available only when a route has been plotted and 'driving guidance' enabled. I haven't found a solution aroundthis, yet. I'll keep trying, though.

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    OK, thanks for answer.

    How can I implement new text-to-speech program?
    Where can I find text files?

    About a FullScreenMode -
    I found script in this forum. But it don't work for AutoRoute.
    I read more about AutoIT and write another script for me.

    But it's no so good, because i use mouse movement and mouse click.
    It's activate when AutoRoute appear on the top of the screen.
    I simulate mouse movement and clicking and choose to start GPS.
    If I previously save route from place A to place B then the FULL Screen Mode AUTOMATICALLY started.

    But I think that this is not so good for my LCD. My screen is 640x480 and the map is on half screen. I prefer to see more of map, and guidance to be in small part of screen. May be in next version this would be adjustable.

    PS: In fullscreen mode another uncomfortable thing is that this mode is only to see. I can't change route, point and nothing else.

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    1. To change the voice you could Google search for "text to speech". You will find sites that offer (sell) text to speech engines. They will let you listen before you buy. Some of them sound very impressive, but they are not free.

    2. Yes, Streets & Trips 2007 / AutoRoute 2007 are not suitable for 640x480 resolution. The 'Driving Guidance' pane (pain?) is just way too big, covering area which would be better used for displaying map instead. Even at 800x600 I don't like it. At 1024x768 it is tolerable. I personally don't like the Driving Guidance' pane at all (I don't know anyone who does). I would eliminate it completely if it were up to me. The same info could be overlaid on the map in an unobtrusive way (see other navigation solutions for examples).

    3. I agree. The full-screen mode should allow users to do a few such basic tasks as enter destination, etc, without exiting the full-screen mode. In the meantime, as a workaround, you could create a script which will exit full screen mode and bring you (for example) to the 'Route Planner' pane.

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