Streets & Trips Highway Construction update now available

Sorry for the delay on this one. The free update for highway construction is once again available!

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Microsoft Streets & Trips seminar this weekend at the LA Fairplex

Are you going to be around LA county this weekend.  Come to the California RV Show (Oct 11-20).
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I’ll be there on Saturday (12th) and Sunday (13th) doing seminars on Microsoft Streets & Trips.

If you are new to S&T and want see a demo and pick up some tips or just want to stop by to hello. I’d love to meet you and answer any questions that you might have.

Hope to see you
there!

–Larry

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Update available – America’s Scenic Highways and Byways Map for S&T 2013

The Update is here – S&T 2013 Americas Byways map file updated to include the Avenue of the Giants (Calif) and The Beartooth Scenic Hwy (MT & WY). Download it free today from Laptop GPS World.
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Special thanks to Richard in South Carolina, SteveJonesMO and BoyWonder who made this file possible.

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Aug update of POI Megafile available for free download

What’s new in the August Update?
· America’s Scenic Highways and Byways collection (NEW)
· Coast to Coast Good Neighbor (updated)
· Cracker Barrel (updated)
· Escapees Days End (updated)
· Fairgrounds (updated)
· Harbor Freight Tools (updated)
· In-n-Out Burgers (updated)
· Ride to Eat (updated)
· Truck Stop Guide for S&T (updated)

More info and download link here: http://msstreets.com/poimegafile/

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Solution: ‘mfc100.dll file is missing’ error

Happy Friday!

My friend Karen was seeing a ‘mfc100.dll file is missing’ error message after she installed Streets & Trips and tried to launch it. If you find yourself in that situation here is how Karen solved it:

  1. Install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package. You do not need to uninstall/reinstall S&T for this.
  2. After it is installed – try launching S&T again.

This isn’t very common but I thought it might help someone else!

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Free Map of America’s Scenic Highways/Byways

In case you missed it…There was an interesting discussion on the LaptopGPSWorld.com forum about a map of America’s Scenic Byways made for Streets & Trips.

America's Scenic Byways

Head over to the forum to download the file for S&T 2013 users:

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/5107-americas-scenic-highways-byways-microsoft-streets-trips#post45621

Warning: These routes are not all RV-friendly. Please verify the route before taking a trip in your Class A.

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No Bridge? No Problem! Use ‘Avoid Area’

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The Friday heading into Memorial Day weekend is a typically heavy-traffic day, meaning congestion and slowdowns.  The big news around Western Washington this week is an I-5 bridge collapsed (video).

There is a nifty little feature in Streets & Trips called ‘avoid area’ that was designed for these types of blockages.  Here is how it works:

How to create an Avoid Area

  1. Create a route as you normally would
  2. Pan and zoom the map into the area you would like to avoid (bridge out, low overpass, busy downtown center etc).
  3. Right-click and drag a rectangle over the desired area
  4. Right-click in the rectangle and choose ‘avoid area’ from the menu which appears

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Streets & Trips will not route you through the resulting pale yellow box.  (Note: the avoid area rectangle must encompass a Hwy exit or a cross-street intersection for this to work).

Safe travels and enjoy your long weekend!

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