Configuring iSlideRule

Configuring iSlideRule for your personal use is done via the SETTINGS application on your device. (Instructions below are applicable to iSlideRule version 1.1.0 and later).

Open SETTINGS and navigate to the Applications block and find iSlideRule.  Open iSlideRule Settings.  The Settings app will display:


From this screen, several options and features may be customized.

Scales may be selected for the top, bottom and slide.  Each rule has three groups that may be selected; a primary, secondary, and tertiary group.  Each group can have up to 4 scales in it.

Touching the 'Top Rule' selection item will tell SETTINGS to display the group selection panel:


Each scale group can be customized as to the location of a specific scale on that rule and group.  Scale #1 is the top of the rule, while Scale #4 is the bottom of the rule.  This allows customization of the rule to present the scales in an order that is comfortable to the user.

Touching one of the scale selectors will present the list of scales that can be selected from:


Select and customize the scales, providing scale selections for each scale and group.  Double-tapping a scale in the iSlideRule application switches to the next group of four scales, expanding iSlideRule from its normal 12 scales to a total of up to 36 scales, in changes of 4 scales at a time.

Other options that can be customized are the color of the cursor and scale labels within the application, whether the slide and rules are color-tinged or white, and whether or not to display a numeric value corresponding to the location of the cursor hairline over the scales.

Selecting color is done from the SETTINGS options:


The Color Scheme selection will bring up the list of colors that can be selected from for the cursor:


The slide rule itself can be either white, or color-tinged, depending on the While Sliderule setting:


The ON/OFF control will cause the sliderule to be white (ON) or color-tinged (OFF).

The Display Values control will enable or disable the display of numeric values on the cursor, representing the value on each scale given the current hairline position.


By setting the Display Values control to OFF, the sliderule operates without displaying values on the cursor.  Turning it ON will cause the app to display values.

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