Re: [NTLK] (New)Newbie with a (New)Newt

From: Woody Smith (
Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 16:27:59 PDT

Welcome to Newton Talk
I personally have no problem connecting to my Mac G4 using NCU in
classic via ethernet wired with Linksys router and wireless with
airport and wavelan Turbo Bronze (no wep).

I use serial to connect to NewTen.

On Jun 28, 2005, at 7:32 AM, Jon Scordia wrote:

> Hi list! First i'd like to introduce myself to the list. I'm a
> fairly experienced Mac user and tweaker, having developed from Mac
> Classic to using Tiger on a G4 Powerbook and G4 AGP 450MHz
> networked via airport.

> I'm working through the huge array of information and software
> that's out there, and of course I'm hitting the occasional wall. I
> have huge expectations and a huge list of queries!

be sure to check out wikiwikinewt at the end of this email

> 1. Of course it's about handwriting recognition! Got good results,
> have used Notes, but I'm really surprised that Newtworks can't make
> use of HWR. What?! Is there any other word processor app out there
> that will utilise HW recognition? Or a HWR front end that sits over
> every other app, like my old Psion?

Others have mentioned free stand alone extensions for handwriting
recognition but there are also two packages that add considerable
functionality to works
'Works Better by Stand Alone Software' <
newtonos/> and
  'WriteStuff by Landsend <>'

Works Better will also allow the importation of Notes documents to

> 2. Can a notes file be opened in Newtworks or other app? Also I
> can't seem to export a Notes file or indeed any other file from the
> Newton to PC via serial connection without getting a "-1" error.

Yes. see above

> 3. Several attempts to install packages have hung via serial
> connection. Worst of all is my failure to install the kallysis ATA
> support package. It hangs every time. Any suggestions? I assume
> this will allow me to use my PCMCIA/Compact Flash combo.

See wikiwikinewt <
I don't use windows xp so I don't know know about compatibility.

You didn't ask but, Keep your eyes open for a 2100 logic board
because some day you will want to upgrade.


> Thats enough for now! Your response and help would be very much
> appreciated.
> Thanks an regards,
> Jon Scordia

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