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Entering map references manually

Please can you tell me how to manually enter map refs into my etrex waypoints so that I can create a route.
The project/waypoint info in my manual only refers to distance and bearing fields.
Am I missing the obvious as usual?

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To enter a waypoint, either use Mapsource software and transfer to the unit, or else create a waypoint and then edit it to the proper co-ordinates.

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