Detailed description of Chess Assistant Light
2. List and splitting
3. View mode
4. Playing a game
7. Trees and Cap data
8. Folders/classifiers and Classes
There are many ways to export information from Chess Assistant Light.
You can do this by direct printing, by placing all sorts of information (from the game
in PGN format to a bitmap of the board position) into the Windows clipboard, by exporting
a game or set of games into RTF format for editing in your word processor, and,
options to customize the results according to your needs:
- Printing: When printing games, you can control all of the
layout features such as the number of columns to print the games, and enable functions
such as use of extended formatting for complex variations. You can also customize the type
of header presentation used so that it could look like the ones used in magazines, books,
or the Informant, or you could create and save your own presentations. You can also print
ECO style tables to look exactly like those used in the encyclopedia.
- Clipboard: You can export just about anything into the
Windows clipboard to paste where you want. The possibilities include:
- The game in PGN (the whole game or its part from a specific point)
- The analysis of the engine (mainline, all lines, etc.)
- The position itself as an ASCII art board, as a bitmap, or as a bitmap including any
- Other things such as the results of an engine test suite
- RTF Exporting: An RTF (Rich Text Format) can be read in
almost any Word Processor, and Chess Assistant Light allows you to export your games, ECO
tables, and your tournament crosstables so that you could edit them to your liking or
include them in a publication.
- Web Exporting: You can also export your games, ECO
tables, and tournament crosstables directly into a web page. If you are producing pages
with the games, you can opt for plain notation, or make Chess Assistant Light produce web
viewerís convenience, and practical drop-down menus to switch between games (avoiding
excessively large pages).
Statistics allows you to see all the statistics of a dataset (a selection or the entire
base) such as openings, players, openings of players, white pieces, black pieces, rounds
of a tournament, etc.
If you want to preserve the results you can export them to a text file.
Chess Assistant Light has a number of conveniences to give you more satisfaction, or in
case of failure, to give you the means to make it as you want it. These are things like
using your own fonts, changing colors, changing piece sets, backgrounds, using sound
schemes, and finally using the DGT board.
If you own a DGT board, an electronic wooden auto-sensory board that you connect to
your computer, you will be pleased to find that Chess Assistant Light supports its use in
a number of ways. You can obviously use it in your epic games against one of the engines
or you can also use it to enter games into a database.
Although efforts are made to give you the most comfortable default settings, such as
fonts, colors, pieces and other, everyone has his\her own preferences, and sometimes those
preferences arenít even included in the program. If you find you donít like the set of
fonts used, you can easily import other types and then configure them (even key for key if
they are mapped differently). The same is true for the pieces and the board. You can
import other pieces and images for the board, or design your own that you can use and
share with others.