Re: [NTLK] moving palm info to newton

From: Stewart Douglas <>
Date: Fri Dec 01 2006 - 19:17:44 EST

Ok I give up..I can't figure out what Jon is explaining...
OSX address book will not export to tab delimited..It just has
"export Vcard"

The palm desktop software will export "tab & return" so I went with
however this file is not accepted by NCK 2.0 whatsoever as an import.
So I opened it in Excel, Apple Works... then in various re-saves
(none of which are listed in the NCK 2.0 import filetypes)
the NCK would not look at any of them. It seems it is looking for
what it describes as : (name file)...
???I am lost

I just simply want to export from Palm desktop to a file format, my
whole address list, and import that into my OMP.

I am realizing the extreme limitations of using an OMP with OS 1.05:
No OSX (so I have set up a seperate B/W G3 in OS 9 for the job, since
classic crashes if I install NCK)
Hardly any useful software works below Newton OS 2.0
And now Importing data from my palm desktop data is becoming
frustrating too (of course if I had OS 2.x, NCU could do this)

No wonder you all use MP2xxx Newtons...
I guess I should have done my research before buying the OMP.


On 1-Dec-06, at 2:21 PM, Jon Glass wrote:

> On 12/1/06, Stewart Douglas <> wrote:
>> I am using NCK 2.0 in OS9 connected to my OMP OS 1.05
>> I can easily copy and paste notes (text) into the newton but I can't
>> figure out a way to export
>> address data from palm desktop to transfer into Newton names.
>> Note: my address list is also in OSX addressbook...maybe I could
>> export from there?
>> Any ideas?
> It shouldn't matter where you export from. It should be a really easy
> task, though. NCK is really great for importing text files. In fact, I
> always found NCK better to work with than NCU.
> All you need is to export your address book files to tab-delimited
> text files. I suppose you could export to comma-delimited, but I don't
> remember if NCK can read those. If not, open your export file into a
> spreadsheet, and save it as tab-delimited, or open it in a word
> processor, and change all the commas to tabs via search and replace.
> NCK should allow you to arrange the fields for import in whatever
> order you need. On export from your addressbook, choose to put field
> names into the first record (I believe that Palm Desktop does
> this--and is probably the best way to go about it). In NCK, you simply
> match the fields, and import, then sync your Newton.
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