I purchased Topo 8.0 with a PN-30 a couple of months ago. I like the software and once you get past the learning curve you’ll see it is very powerful. The documentation manual is quite large, but it usually does not tell you why to do something or give you direction on the recommended best practice. I find Help topics more illustrative, especially the tutorials, but there are only a limited number. So, for those neophytes like me, the following documentation is what I have learned and hopefully will help others who are new to the software. It includes plenty of screen shots for easy reference.
I am an avid hiker; so this overview focuses on how to create trails, tracks, etc. I by no means think what I say here is the best way. It is only one way to hopefully jump start you to creating your own trail. The software is very powerful and will often allow you to do the same function many ways. So, I am sure there are more experienced users that have developed better and faster tricks to make great maps.
Another great resource for creating trails is from Delorme and can be accessed by clicking on the attached link. http://blog.delorme.com/2008/10/11/maki ... ate-pn-40/
The attached .pdf file is my four step process for creating trail maps.