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Handle Long Dance names on the Marquee

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:58 pm
by vbds
I use the Marquee all the time, it is a real useful feature.
It is displayed on a separate monitor so all can see what dance is expected for the song being played. This is very important, because many songs can be used for more than one dance, but usually, the song suites one dance better than others. Also it is better if the whole dance floor is doing the same dance.
So the display (Marquee) is important.
However, I would like the dance name to be very large- so it is readable across the hall.

This current Marquee is fine for dance like WALTZ, but not so good for dances like:
Night Club Waltz
Meringue Linedance
Night Club Two Step
West Coast Swing
Argentine Tango
Electric Slide Linedance
I have them all abbreviated now, and am consistently being asked what does "NC Waltz" or "ESlide LD" mean??
Cant the Marquee?
- Scroll the dance name?
- Wrap the dance name?
- Use a tall thin font for the dance name?

Re: Handle Long Dance names on the Marquee

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:24 pm
by bll
This is partly because you're using a large monitor as the marquee display.
Ballroom's using a projector display have more space to display the dances and titles.

I will look into making a font selector for the marquee display.

Re: Handle Long Dance names on the Marquee

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:37 pm
by vbds
Thanks for the reply,
We have thought of a projector, but have not purchased it because it does not work for practices.
In our ballroom practices, the hall lights are all on?
A projector is no good for ballroom practices?

Would be nice to have a font selection on the Dance name!!
Thanks