upload from alphasmart Dana

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:47 pm Post

I am doing NaNo for the first time. I tried uploading what I have to Scrivener but had some problems. Can anyone tell me how to successfully complete the upload. Thanks.

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:15 pm Post

Hi west,

It's some time since I did it, but this is what I recall. What I didn't do was use the Alphasmart Manager application. Instead I simply connected the Alphasmart to a USB port, opened the Scrivener document into which I wished to pour my previously Alphasmarted meanderings, set the Scrivener cursor at the appropriate point, and pressed - ahem! - a key on the Alphasmart keyboard. I can't at the moment remember which key, because the Alphasmart and its manual are currently in a suitcase, but it was all quite straightforward. Immediately the text started appearing in Scrivener, character by character, as if a very fast typist was knocking it out*. Brilliant! (Now the poor old faithful Alpha has been superseded in its role by a spanking new Air, but that's another story...)

HTH.
H

* I think this works by convincing the Mac/Scrivener that the Alpha is a replacement keyboard.
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Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:05 pm Post

Hugh wrote:Alpha has been superseded in its role by a spanking new Air,
So we can assume that you selflessly denied yourself costly root canal treatment after all. tch!tch!tch! Which must mean that you are suffering for your art (craft) :shock: Laudable! (in some books). :?
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Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:26 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
Hugh wrote:Alpha has been superseded in its role by a spanking new Air,
So we can assume that you selflessly denied yourself costly root canal treatment after all. tch!tch!tch! Which must mean that you are suffering for your art (craft) :shock: Laudable! (in some books). :?
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:oops: But the root-canal patient needed something to cheer himself up...
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:52 pm Post

Thank you I'll give this a try.

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:34 pm Post

Hugh,

I followed your instructions and it worked perfectly like you said.

Thanks again.

Jerie

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:26 pm Post

Glad to be of help.
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'