[NTLK] What is the easiest way to get text files from an eMate to a Mac Mini running Mac OSX 10.6.5?
lwb at mac.com
Mon Jan 3 17:00:44 EST 2011
On the irda: no luck on any mac later than those built for late OS9. The macs able to run the first transition to OSX can do irda to newton, but only if running OS9.
Seem to recall there is success printing directly to some older HP (?) printers via irda, but never tried that.
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On Jan 3, 2011, at 16:50, Frank Gruendel <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Occasionally my offspring (henceforth referred to as "os") wants to print
> texts written on an eMate. Usually these texts are written in Works, but
> sometimes they are also written using Notes. Occasionally they contain
> To make this possible, I normally do the following:
> 1) Start my PC running Windows XP
> 2) Connect the eMate using the serial port
> 3) Fire up Newton Connection Utilities
> 4) Start Microsoft Word
> 5) Fire up ten million instances of slowdown.exe
> 6) Connect to NCU using the Dock
> 7) Export the text and save it to a file
> 8) Print the file from the PC
> This is quite a reliable way of doing things, but it has two major
> drawbacks: It is fairly cumbersome, and it will forever prevent os from
> doing this on his own because nobody except yours truly is allowed near my
> PC, which provides part of our income and must not be jeopardized.
> ...what about this...
> We have a family Intel Mac Mini that I recently acquired because I prefer
> Macs to PCs, it was affordable, the other family members needed a computer,
> and it made sure my family would stop queueing at the PC all the time. This
> Mac is running Mac OS 10.6.4, and it has an infrared port.
> I'm wondering if there's a way to get texts from the eMate to the Mac using
> this infrared port. I'm aware that the eMates and Newtons do not support the
> IRDA protocol completely, and I do not know which protocol the Mac Mini
> expects (although I'd assume it would be IRDA). Has anybody out there ever
> been able to do this?
> If infrared isn't possible: Has anybody been successful using an USB -
> Serial Adapter? In case sombody made this work, could you please shed some
> light on how you did this?
> Just in case this is important: Os uses the simple Finder, and his Mac
> account is supervised by parental control. This means I would have to allow
> every required program (which wouldn't be a problem). I haven't a clue it
> such an account would be able to use a USB - Serial adapter at all.
> Thanks a lot
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