Alert

Alert #1: Windows users: If you have suddenly started getting an error message: "Requested address is a broadcast address but flag is not set", try setting a different port by editing the port number in RemoteSign.ini Try something between 50603 and 65000 instead of 50601. See the Troubleshooting page for details.

Alert #2: If you were trying order a RemoteSign ESP, please try again, the Paypal forms have been updated.

Rows

The number of rows (on Windows RemoteSign) can be varied from 4 to 40 by clicking on the up and down arrows next to the number of rows. Adjusting the number of rows also adjusts the size of the rows to fit the screen. Depending on your screen and fonts in use, some text sizes may not scale well. Experiment with the number of rows that you need and pick a number that produces acceptable text.

For example at 8 rows it may look like this

but 9 rows produces much smoother text:


The number of columns that can be displayed is dependant on the number of rows. More rows mean smaller rows and hence more characters.
Note that reducing the number of rows may reduce the number of columns such that text that you have entered may get truncated.

When connected to a remote machine, the number of columns that can be displayed on the remote machine govern the number of columns on both machines. This is done so that the controlling machine display reflects what the remote sign is displaying.

If you are creating a sequence of signs with differing text, it is best to maintain the same number of rows in each file. That way the rows that need to change will update as the next file is automatically loaded.

Note if you are using the Windows version to drive a RemoteSign ESP, it will likely have a lower maximum number of rows. Attempting to define more rows than the remote device can handle will result in error messages from the remote device.

See also: Screen aspect ratios

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