ScorePad for Windows 8
Description: ScorePad is a generic scorekeeping app that can be used for most basic games. You can display the scores with a cumulative total (just the scores & a total) or with per-turn totals (the scores & the total at the end of each turn), as well as save them to your hard drive or SkyDrive as an HTML file for printing or later viewing. Scores can be entered using touch, mouse, and/or keyboard.
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Choosing Player Names and Settings
To open the Settings panel:
To open the Settings panel using the Settings button on the App Bar, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and select the Settings button. To open the settings panel using the Settings Charm, swipe in from the right side of the screen, select the Settings Charm, and select Settings.
To enter or edit player names:
To enter or edit player names, open the Settings panel and enter any desired player names. You can reorder the names using the Move Up buttons, and delete names using the X button (NOTE: You will not see the names added to the scoreboard until you tap the OK button at the bottom of the Settings panel).
To change how the score totals are displayed:
Scores can be displayed with one total for each player at the bottom of the screen (Cumulative) or a total at the end of each turn (Per-Turn). To choose how you want the scores to be displayed, open the Settings panel and select Cumulative or Per-Turn for the Totals section.
To change whether a player is automatically selected after entering a score:
The Settings panel includes an option named Auto-Select Player. When this option is selected, the next player will be automatically be selected when you hit the Submit button or press the Tab key. When this option is not selected, the next score for the current player will be selected.
To allow or disallow negative scores:
The Settings panel includes an option names Allow Negative Scores, which allows you to control whether or not you can enter negative scores. When this option is selected, you can enter negative numbers, when it is not selected, you can enter only non-negative numbers (including 0). If you unselect this option when you have already entered one or more negative scores, you will see a dialog giving you the option to remove the negative scores, remove all scores, or to switch back to allowing negative scores.
To show or hide round numbers:
You can control whether or not the round numbers are displayed to the left of the scores by selecting or deselecting the Display Round Numbers option in the Settings panel.
Selecting, Entering, and Editing Scores
To select a score:
Scores can be selected using touch, mouse, or the keyboard arrow keys. The currently selected score will be displayed with a yellow background. When using touch or a mouse, you can select a score by touching or clicking it. If you touch or click an area below a player's scores, the next turn for that player will be selected. When using the keyboard arrow keys, you can select the previous or next score of the current player using the up & down arrow keys, and the previous or next player using the left & right arrow keys.
To enter or edit a score using touch or the mouse:
To enter or edit a score using touch or the mouse, use the buttons to the right of the scoreboard. The 0-9 buttons will append that digit to the end of the current selected score. The ± button (which is only displayed if you have selected the Allow Negative Scores option) will make the currently selected score positive or negative. The Clear button will remove the selected score (if it is the current player's last score) or change the selected score to 0. The Submit button will select the next player (if the Auto-Select Player option is selected) or select the next score for the current player.
To enter or edit a score using the keyboard:
The following keys on the keyboard do the same thing as the buttons to the right of the scoreboard:
Standard 0-9: Same as the 0-9 buttons
Numpad 0-9: When NumLock is on, same as the 0-9 buttons
- and +: Same as the ± button (when the Allow Negative Scores option is selected)
Tab: Same as the Submit button
Backspace and Delete: Same as the Clear button
Saving Your Scores to Your Hard Drive or SkyDrive as an HTML File
Select the options for the generated HTML page:
First, select the Save button from the App Bar by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and selecting the Save button. In the dialog box that comes up, you will be given the option to have a colored or black & white background. The Colored option will generate an HTML page using the same background colors as the app, and the Black & White option will generate an HTML page with no background (white). This option may be useful if you plan on printing the page and don't want to use a lot of ink for the backgrounds. The optional Title textbox field can be used if you would like the HTML page to include a title.
Select the location to save the generated HTML page:
After selecting the desired options for the generated HTML page, click the Save button in the dialog. You will then allowed to choose a directory and filename on your hard drive or SkyDrive under which to save the generated HTML file.