The Method Editor
Although there are 11000 methods easily accessible from the microSIRIL method library, you can also add new and edit existing methods. Editing is intuitive, using place notation or bell numbers, and you can also create new methods using the blue line, or (with version 9) type or paste in the notation in a variety of formats. You can have calls at any row and multiple calls (eg. Erin, Stedman, Carter), and you can use a variant of place notation which includes x in doubles. Voices can be selected for both methods and calls, allowing, for example, Grandsire Single when ringing April Day.
Screen Shot 1shows the place notation, down the left, with the changes in the middle and the call events on the right. You can edit by place notation, bell numbers or both and the method listing is updated automatically with every key-press.
If you tick a call event, you can enter
a Bob, Single, Omit and/or Extreme, any one of which can be substituted
with another wording and another voice.
Also shown are
the Lead Head, Underline Block Separators and Coursing Order options for use when listing touches and printing.
Since version 9, the lead/event head positions and underlines are also indicated with the listing.
You can easily create new methods, even if all you have is the blue line,
or (with version 9) you can directly type or paste in the place notation in a variety of alternative formats.
Screen Shot 2shows entry using the blue line.
The Calls and Calling Positions Editor
Up to 5 rows can be affected at calls. You can edit the calls and select the calling positions basis with As Affected for most methods, and By Event No for Stedman, Grandsire and the like. This and the position names are normally automatic, including in and out of the hunt in Grandsire, but you can also edit individual position names, and have as many as you like for each call. It is an easy matter to swap Wrong and Middle as commonly used in Plain Bob Triples. And you can amend the unaffected positions here as well.
Screen Shot 3:In this shot, the I is underlined to indicate that it has been amended (just for illustration). The ~ indicates a long name (makeit in this case). You can rename it anything you like within reason.
The event can be selected where there are multiple call events, such as in Stedman, where calls can be made every 6 changes, or Carter, where they come after 8s and 4s.