[NTLK] Taking notes on a 2100

Jon Glass jonglass at usa.net
Sat Jul 17 09:36:19 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 6:15 PM, Forrest Buffenmyer <anasazi4st at me.com> wrote:
> The rest of it was: "(the period at the end of that sentence)   Also, is there some "secret" way to convert a written letter from lower- to uppercase, and vice versa?"
There are actually a few ways to do case conversions. The simplest way
to capitalize a word is to double-tap it, and choose the capitalized
version from the popup (or visa versa, if you accidentally capitalized
it). Another way is to hilight the word, and then draw a vertical line
through the first word, swiping up. This should capitalize the first
letter of the word. If you swipe up in the middle of the word, the
whole word will be capitalized, I think. I forget, though, if you do
it there, or on the last letter of the word. Play with this, and see
how it works, but swiping up and down changes capitalization.

One last suggestion I would make to help is to make some expansions
for punctuation. I have several in my Newton: I chose to use the
forward slash (/) and add a letter or two. You have to exaggerate the
slash, making it taller and very slanted, to make sure it's recognized
as a forward slash, but here are my shortcuts:

/p => period
/c => comma
/co => colon
/sc => semicolon
/t => tab
/r => return
I also set my initials "jpg" to expand to Jon Glass (but you may want
to add a forward slash to that too, if you write your initials a lot).
If there are certain long words that you write a lot, or even a few
short ones that continually get recognized wrongly, you can also write
expansions for them, but the punctuation ones are ones I've used since
OS 1.3 or thereabouts, and are great help when writing furious notes.

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
<jonglass at usa.net>

"I don't believe in philosophies. I believe in fundamentals." --Jack Nicklaus

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