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How to modify routes without creating stops in Microsoft Streets & Trips?
LeeB
Streets and Trips 2006 and 2010 does not take me the way I want. I think they are both set-up to take the shortest route, and when ever I move the route (by turning it blue and moving it) it creates a stop and all I want to do is move the route. When it creates a STOP it throws my wife in a tizzy and she freaks when I don't do the stop.

Any suggestions?
Ken in Regina
Ignore your wife?

...ken...
tcassidy
There are several threads on this forum about using 'avoid area' rather than stops to force a route in S&T. Here is one of them:

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2239-how-modify-route-streets-trips-without-adding-stops

Terry
SpadesFlush
Ken, how do you do that?

But seriously Lee, the default is actually to take the fastest route which you can change. Nonetheless, you will inevitably find your needing to alter the routes you create - which is one of the big pluses of Streets and Trips. So, you will probably want to take the time necessary to get your wife comfortable with these en-route "Stops". Actually, I wish they were called "Waypoints" rather than "Stops" unless there is real stoppage time involved. Maybe you can get her to buy into that concept. For instance, you could edit the Stop name by inserting the word "Waypoint" in it before whatever S&T names it by using the Rename feature in the Route planner.

Also, you should point out to her that just because S&T calls it a Stop, no allowance for slowing down and starting up again is made on either side of the Stop. Therefore, if you have dragged a waypoint onto an Interstate Highway, it will zoom you right through the Stop at route speed.
tcassidy
Therefore, if you have dragged a waypoint onto an Interstate Highway, it will zoom you right through the Stop at route speed.
Just make sure you put the 'stop' on the correct side of the interstate!

Terry
Ken in Regina
Ken, how do you do that?
Practice. And never let her have anything sharp in her hands when I'm driving.

She accuses me of travelling like a cat. I could use a bumper sticker that says "Detours R Us". So I have learned to ignore the nagging from both the GPS and my wife.

It's at least as much about how you get there as it is about where you're going. For me it's often even more important.

...ken...
tcassidy
Didn't Cunard Lines used to advertise 'Getting There is Half the Fun'. Maybe you could find an old bumper sticker from you travel agent!

Terry
SpadesFlush
And never let her have anything sharp in her hands when I'm driving.
Mine's tongue usually suffices...
LeeB
Thanks for the responses. I will use the hints and tricks and perhaps rename the "Stops" to "Waypoints" and make sure they land on the correct side of road.

Now as far as my wife and me driving! I have not driven in years I just hold the Steering Wheel
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