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Hit Point Bug


MVLaRocca@...
 

Hi Everyone, 

Noticed this the other week and don't really see a solution for it.  I keep trying to use the "Wounds/Current HP" box under the character sheet to keep track of my characters' Hit Points between games, but for some reason the information doesn't save.  There have even been times that the update that I write in the field simply disappears when I change screens (either to another character or another tab on the same character).  I've even tried writing it in different ways (-3 HP, or -2 or 14 for the new HP total) but nothing seems to stay on screen so that I can keep track.  I am currently using the "Standard.htm.ftl" as that is the closest to my homebrew Pathfinder system, but I have not really tried any of the other Character Sheet layouts (preview.html keeps crashing the whole program). 

Does anyone know a fix to keep that field from just blanking between sessions?  I've had to start using the GM's Notes on the Description Tab to keep track but its a pain to keep swapping back and forth.


Thanks in advance for any help,
Mario





Andrew Maitland
 

Hi,


That's just a convenience field for when PCGen is running. There is nothing stored between sessions set up for that. (Character sheets are the output, they don't have any direct input back into the program)

Cheers,



On 9/3/2020 12:12 PM, MVLaRocca via groups.io wrote:
Hi Everyone, 

Noticed this the other week and don't really see a solution for it.  I keep trying to use the "Wounds/Current HP" box under the character sheet to keep track of my characters' Hit Points between games, but for some reason the information doesn't save.  There have even been times that the update that I write in the field simply disappears when I change screens (either to another character or another tab on the same character).  I've even tried writing it in different ways (-3 HP, or -2 or 14 for the new HP total) but nothing seems to stay on screen so that I can keep track.  I am currently using the "Standard.htm.ftl" as that is the closest to my homebrew Pathfinder system, but I have not really tried any of the other Character Sheet layouts (preview.html keeps crashing the whole program). 

Does anyone know a fix to keep that field from just blanking between sessions?  I've had to start using the GM's Notes on the Description Tab to keep track but its a pain to keep swapping back and forth.


Thanks in advance for any help,
Mario





MVLaRocca@...
 

Thanks for the information.  I didn't realize that it was a convenience field but it doesn't seem to work very well as it blanks out anything I put into it every time I switch to another character or tab.

Is there anything else that you can recommend for tracking Hit Points between sessions that is a little more permanent (other than the GM's Notes that is)? 



Thanks again,
Mario



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Maitland via groups.io <drew0500@...>
To: main@pcgen.groups.io; MVLaRocca@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 3, 2020 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [pcgen] Hit Point Bug

Hi,

That's just a convenience field for when PCGen is running. There is nothing stored between sessions set up for that. (Character sheets are the output, they don't have any direct input back into the program)
Cheers,


On 9/3/2020 12:12 PM, MVLaRocca via groups.io wrote:
Hi Everyone, 

Noticed this the other week and don't really see a solution for it.  I keep trying to use the "Wounds/Current HP" box under the character sheet to keep track of my characters' Hit Points between games, but for some reason the information doesn't save.  There have even been times that the update that I write in the field simply disappears when I change screens (either to another character or another tab on the same character).  I've even tried writing it in different ways (-3 HP, or -2 or 14 for the new HP total) but nothing seems to stay on screen so that I can keep track.  I am currently using the "Standard.htm.ftl" as that is the closest to my homebrew Pathfinder system, but I have not really tried any of the other Character Sheet layouts (preview.html keeps crashing the whole program). 

Does anyone know a fix to keep that field from just blanking between sessions?  I've had to start using the GM's Notes on the Description Tab to keep track but its a pain to keep swapping back and forth.


Thanks in advance for any help,
Mario





Andrew Maitland
 

I've always been partial to ye olde Excel myself. A simple little formula keeps perfect track of HP and Spell Levels, or points.

PCGen is primarily geared towards creating and maintaining. The Temp bonuses do allow for some neat on the fly calculation changes, but for the more mundane tracking, I would say MS OneNote, MS Excel or the open source equivalents out there (Libre Office if Windows), or if going real basic Notepad will do in a pinch. (Though I grew up in the era of notebook binder paper and sticky notes for tracking such things.)

Honestly, I export to PDFs and html (The html should retain the information, at least until you close the browser, and PDF can be saved with values. That's my go to!)

Hope that's helpful!



On 9/3/2020 1:17 PM, MVLaRocca via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the information.?? I didn't realize that it was a convenience field but it doesn't seem to work very well as it blanks out anything I put into it every time I switch to another character or tab.

Is there anything else that you can recommend for tracking Hit Points between sessions that is a little more permanent (other than the GM's Notes that is)???



Thanks again,
Mario



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Maitland via groups.io <drew0500@...>
To: main@pcgen.groups.io; MVLaRocca@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 3, 2020 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [pcgen] Hit Point Bug

Hi,

That's just a convenience field for when PCGen is running. There is nothing stored between sessions set up for that. (Character sheets are the output, they don't have any direct input back into the program)
Cheers,


On 9/3/2020 12:12 PM, MVLaRocca via groups.io wrote:
Hi Everyone,??

Noticed this the other week and don't really see a solution for it.?? I keep trying to use the "Wounds/Current HP" box under the character sheet to keep track of my characters' Hit Points between games, but for some reason the information doesn't save.?? There have even been times that the update that I write in the field simply disappears when I change screens (either to another character or another tab on the same character).?? I've even tried writing it in different ways (-3 HP, or -2 or 14 for the new HP total) but nothing seems to stay on screen so that I can keep track.?? I am currently using the "Standard.htm.ftl" as that is the closest to my homebrew Pathfinder system, but I have not really tried any of the other Character Sheet layouts (preview.html keeps crashing the whole program).??

Does anyone know a fix to keep that field from just blanking between sessions??? I've had to start using the GM's Notes on the Description Tab to keep track but its a pain to keep swapping back and forth.


Thanks in advance for any help,
Mario





MVLaRocca@...
 

Thanks for the advice.  I've already made an Excel spreadsheet that covers Attack Rolls (even differentiating the melee vs. ranged bonuses), Initiative tracker (even had the formula roll a random number), Character Points (homebrew rules for using points to do some re-rolls), and one tab for Treasure / Coins.  Guess I'll just throw together one for Hit Points.  And yes, I too am from the golden age of wearing down the first copy of your character sheet with pencil erasures from changing your hit points so much. Old School!  

Thanks again for the clarification and much appreciation for an awesome program that helps me focus on the game.


Thanks,
Mario


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Maitland via groups.io <drew0500@...>
To: main@pcgen.groups.io; MVLaRocca@...; drew0500@... <drew0500@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 7, 2020 12:16 am
Subject: Re: [pcgen] Hit Point Bug

I've always been partial to ye olde Excel myself. A simple little formula keeps perfect track of HP and Spell Levels, or points.
PCGen is primarily geared towards creating and maintaining. The Temp bonuses do allow for some neat on the fly calculation changes, but for the more mundane tracking, I would say MS OneNote, MS Excel or the open source equivalents out there (Libre Office if Windows), or if going real basic Notepad will do in a pinch. (Though I grew up in the era of notebook binder paper and sticky notes for tracking such things.)
Honestly, I export to PDFs and html (The html should retain the information, at least until you close the browser, and PDF can be saved with values. That's my go to!)
Hope that's helpful!


On 9/3/2020 1:17 PM, MVLaRocca via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for the information.?? I didn't realize that it was a convenience field but it doesn't seem to work very well as it blanks out anything I put into it every time I switch to another character or tab.

Is there anything else that you can recommend for tracking Hit Points between sessions that is a little more permanent (other than the GM's Notes that is)???



Thanks again,
Mario



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Maitland via groups.io <drew0500@...>
To: main@pcgen.groups.io; MVLaRocca@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 3, 2020 3:28 pm
Subject: Re: [pcgen] Hit Point Bug

Hi,

That's just a convenience field for when PCGen is running. There is nothing stored between sessions set up for that. (Character sheets are the output, they don't have any direct input back into the program)
Cheers,


On 9/3/2020 12:12 PM, MVLaRocca via groups.io wrote:
Hi Everyone,??

Noticed this the other week and don't really see a solution for it.?? I keep trying to use the "Wounds/Current HP" box under the character sheet to keep track of my characters' Hit Points between games, but for some reason the information doesn't save.?? There have even been times that the update that I write in the field simply disappears when I change screens (either to another character or another tab on the same character).?? I've even tried writing it in different ways (-3 HP, or -2 or 14 for the new HP total) but nothing seems to stay on screen so that I can keep track.?? I am currently using the "Standard.htm.ftl" as that is the closest to my homebrew Pathfinder system, but I have not really tried any of the other Character Sheet layouts (preview.html keeps crashing the whole program).??

Does anyone know a fix to keep that field from just blanking between sessions??? I've had to start using the GM's Notes on the Description Tab to keep track but its a pain to keep swapping back and forth.


Thanks in advance for any help,
Mario