Wherever you want to display a time based on the current time, enter \T+nn , where +nn is the number of minutes offset from the current time.
For example, if you define some text to be displayed as:
In five minutes the time will be \T+05
it will display something like:
In five minutes the time will be 12:34
The time macro is 5 characters long and is replaced with 5 characters, allowing neat columns to be maintained.
You can generate the current time by using: \T+05
You can also generate time in the past by using a negative offset, for example:
The time one hour ago was \T-60
- In the Windows version, the current 12/24 hour clock setting is honored when generating the time. The 'T' must be in upper case (since animated text is only upper case)
- In RemoteSign Sequencer, \T will produce a 24 hour clock time and \t will produce a 12 hour clock time (without AM/PM)
- The time offsets can vary from -99 minutes to 999 minutes in the future. To specify a positive offset greater than 99, you can omit the '+', for example \T180
Here are some examples showing the use of the time macro in a simulated timetable.
The time macro can be used in Text rows, header lines, and scrolling text.
The conversion from the macro text to the time is done before sending to a remotely connected RemoteSign. i.e. it does not send \T+nn, only converted time. This allows it to also work on RemoteSigns that do not have the conversion capabilities, such as RemoteSign ESP.
Required versionsWindows RemoteSign: 2.5.9 or higher.
RemoteSign Sequencer: 1.0 or higher
See also: Counter macro