Filename Setup.

Every time POSM starts a session or adds an observation it will either take a picture, MPEG, or AVI clip. The names of these files can be adjusted to meet the user’s needs. The separator is the item that shows up between the text in the file name. This can be empty, a space, or a dash. The file name can consist of up to ten items. Select an item from the drop down to set it. An example of what the file will look like shows up at the bottom. There are many items that POSM can use to ensure that each file is unique. At a minimum the date and time should be in the filename. Pictures (JPEG) and Video (MPEG) files are separate. Each must be setup for POSM to operate correctly.

The date and time format for POSM may be changed by selecting a date format and time format from the radio button options.

If the Flip Data box is checked, POSM will reverse the Start and End IDs for the filename and on-screen text when a user is running in a reverse mode. If a word other than Reverse, Upstream, or Against Flow is used to 56 denote a reverse run, the user can enter it into the Optional Word to enable Flow Direction box. This is mostly useful when POSM is used in languages other than English.

Use Measure From in POSM mode enables the Upstream and Downstream box to appear in the main data entry form. This allows the user to tell the POSM software which direction the observation that is being entered is measured from.

The NASSCO PACP Picture and Video Path is an override for the NASSCO PACP and MACP file path fields. If the user needs to tell the export routines where NASSCO PACP data will reside when importing into another system, it should be entered here.