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John Donovan

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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #450 on: June 18, 2019, 08:35:52 am »
Hi Philipp,
I think I have an output solution that will work for you (I don't know why I didn't think of it before!).

Simply go to the Output | Output Standard and Unknown XY Plots menu and change the "output target" to Output Data to ASCII as seen here:



As long as you don't select one of the quantitative output types, it will just write your data to a tab delimited file, and optionally export it to Excel.  Please let me know if this works for you.
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #451 on: June 19, 2019, 08:12:32 am »
Hi John,

good idea! I tried it and it worked. But I also have the 42 fake standards now (7 HVs * 6 elements). So not certain if it would throw an error.

But it looks like it does not try to read any standard data and just spits out the counts. Maybe you should mention this in the PfE tricks thread.

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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #452 on: June 19, 2019, 09:10:07 am »
I think you should post about this output option and also your "fake standards" method also in the PFE Tips and Tricks topic.  Sounds like it could be useful.  How did you fake standards?  Did you use the simulation mode?
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #453 on: August 14, 2019, 02:37:46 am »
Hi John,

Any chance you could remove the popup window 'bad negative zz' and just log the error message. The problem is it opens the window consecutively many times.

When processing the data, do you do anything different with bad negative zz values. Once I've clicked the message box 20-30x the data often seems ok.


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« Reply #454 on: August 14, 2019, 08:14:04 am »
Hi John,

Any chance you could remove the popup window 'bad negative zz' and just log the error message. The problem is it opens the window consecutively many times.

When processing the data, do you do anything different with bad negative zz values. Once I've clicked the message box 20-30x the data often seems ok.


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Ben

Hi Ben,
I don't do anything with the negative ZZ value, but the matrix correction physics calculations cannot proceed (usually). 

Can you send me the MDB file which contains the problem data points?
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #455 on: August 14, 2019, 08:36:25 am »
Hi John,

Thanks for explaining.

I'll email you.

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« Reply #456 on: August 20, 2019, 03:13:14 pm »
Hi John,

Any chance you could remove the popup window 'bad negative zz' and just log the error message. The problem is it opens the window consecutively many times.

When processing the data, do you do anything different with bad negative zz values. Once I've clicked the message box 20-30x the data often seems ok.


Thanks

Ben

Hi Ben,
I modified the matrix correction error messages to just log the error to the log window when it encounters negative values for certain mathematical operations.  You can update to Probe for EPMA v. 12.7.1 whenever you are ready.

Let me know if this works better for you.
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #457 on: September 17, 2019, 06:13:23 am »
Hi, when switching through many of the PfE windows using the TAB key the order in which the fields are selected seems totally random. Is it possible to bring this in order to press TAB and really move to the next field?

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« Reply #458 on: September 17, 2019, 08:07:39 am »
Hi Philipp,
It is possible, and you may find some windows are better organized than others.  To be honest, it has not been a priority.  Which windows specifically are you looking at?

Also, we've tended to only allow tabbing for the text input controls. How do you feel about that?
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« Reply #459 on: September 17, 2019, 09:17:03 am »
Hi John,

it's various windows... For example in the elements/cations, when I edit an element, or when I use the "edit mac table".
I can see that it is not a priority... There is more important stuff to do. But maybe, when changing some window, the tab order could be checked.

I use TAB and ENTER quite a lot... I am not a big fan of clicking around with the mouse. So I use TAB also to move from "cancel" to "ok" and hit enter.

Nice would be also some keyboard shortcuts... In calczaf you can open the X-ray menu using alt-x, but then there are no furhter keys defined for the submenu.

Cheers
Philipp

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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #460 on: September 17, 2019, 09:39:52 am »
Hi John and Philipp,
I especially agree with Philipp's request for some shortcut keys! One I'd really appreciate would be the Single Points menu on the Digitize positions window.
I'd then be able to assign that key combination to a USB foot pedal and store points without taking my eyes off the JEOL SEM screens. It's all about productivity! ;)

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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #461 on: September 17, 2019, 10:12:22 am »
Hi John and Philipp,
I especially agree with Philipp's request for some shortcut keys! One I'd really appreciate would be the Single Points menu on the Digitize positions window.
I'd then be able to assign that key combination to a USB foot pedal and store points without taking my eyes off the JEOL SEM screens. It's all about productivity! ;)

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Glenn

Hi Glenn,
I could add an <alt> S key shortcut for the Single Points button. 
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #462 on: September 17, 2019, 10:51:45 am »
That would be perfect!
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« Reply #463 on: September 17, 2019, 11:53:55 am »
That would be perfect!
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Or maybe I'll make the Single Points button an <alt> P and the Shotgun button an <alt> S?
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« Reply #464 on: September 17, 2019, 01:48:39 pm »
Even better!