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upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:47 pm
by west15th
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.

Re: upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:15 pm
by Hugh
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 (Now the poor old faithful Alpha has been superseded in its role by a spanking new Air, but that's another story...)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.

Re: upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:05 pm
by vic-k
Hugh wrote:Alpha has been superseded in its role by a spanking new Air,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). :?
Vic


forswore

Re: upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:26 pm
by Hugh
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Hugh wrote:Alpha has been superseded in its role by a spanking new Air,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). :?
Vic


forswore


:oops: But the root-canal patient needed something to cheer himself up...

Re: upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:52 pm
by west15th
Thank you I'll give this a try.

Re: upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:34 pm
by west15th
Hugh,

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

Thanks again.

Jerie

Re: upload from alphasmart Dana

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:26 pm
by Hugh
Glad to be of help.