//Write v1.01 Graphical Word Processor for Apple IIe

July 30, 2017

Here is the link (2 dsk images) and a bunch of pictures. Pretty straight forward.

Correction to the “Import File” note in the examples below. I was able to import AppleWorks files. It gives you an error message but you ignore it and everything seems to import fine with the exception of style/format features. Examples added at the bottom of this article..


Here’s the screen appearance using the Script font.

Boot up.

Main screen.

Open file screen on Drive 1.

Open file on Drive 2 after I created the file.
Screen appearance in regular type font.
Saving file a separate ProDOS formatted disk.

Selecting printer configuration. Mine is actually ImageWriter II and Apple Serial Card.

The printouts to PDF in Emulator.

Importing AppleWorks files.

Importing some of the standard AppleWorks data disk files.

Saving the imported file to my //Write DATA disk in Drive 2.

In the Drop down menu below you see //Spell but I don’t know if they ever created the Spell Checker. I’m searching but I haven’t found it yet.

Bank Street Writer Plus – Printer Option Examples – Apple IIe

July 30, 2017

This is an extension of my Bank Street Writer Plus post of February 22, 2017. It focuses on experimenting with the printer setup controls and the respective outputs. These were done on my Virtual II Emulator.

This printout is an example of the UltraCondensed printer setting giving you 17 characters per inch (CPI). You’ll also see the font type changes in the first paragraph. The 2nd image illustrates the controls on the screen for this document. Also I’ve changed the lines per inch from 6 LPI to 8 LPI. [ please forgive the typos…I should have spell checked —fixed on last picture on this page.]

Here is the Setup menu accessed by hitting the escape key on bootup.

Here are the printer commands. You can find these in the ImageWriter II manual. The program comes with the ImageWriter command set included but only A-F Setup. I Setup G-P. Later versions of AppleWorks and other word processors had these included and selectable.

Option-P brings up the menu when in the program. 

Here’s an example of the default 65 CPI and how the printing appears as you change items. Note: the paragraph start with “Notes from July 13” is actually a cut & paste from AppleWorks. This includes extra carriage returns which gives you the jagged look until you remove them.

I noticed when I changed to ultracondensed giving 17 CPI and also with 8 LPI it would only use 2/3 of the page since default was 66 lines. See below: 

You can see the end of page line above. I switched the top and bottom settings along with the lines per page to make it better.

Newton MessagePad 120 with Keyboard

July 20, 2017

I plugged in the Newton Keyboard. Works nicely. Good feel to it. I added events, notes, and names. But my two calculator apps would not recognize it.

AppleWorks 2.0 with Pinpoint Desktop Accessories 

June 24, 2017

These were a favourite of mine back in the late 80’s. Link to manuals and disk images: 


Some screenshots from the manual.

SuperFonts for AppleWorks from Beagle Brothers 

May 25, 2017

Running on Virtual IIe Emulator in AppleWorks 3 and AppleWorks 5.1.

Using PickFonts to insert in the AppleWorks document. Venice.14.

Actual PDF output from Virtual IIe.

Font disks.

These are Printing to Screen output.  

TimeOut FileMaster for AppleWorks from Beagle Brothers

May 24, 2017

Provides many file management ability from within AppleWorks.

Main Menu

Menu: If you hit open-apple-return at the List Files it will present you with a list of the drives you can choose. 

Disks/Volumes Online 

File Listing with additional variables added like size, date, time, locked

Version 3

IIGS Sweet16 Emulator for macOS – How to Print

May 19, 2017

I’ve been trying to figure out how to print from the IIGS Sweet16 emulator for a while now. I went through the user guide and finally figured out all the little pieces I need to have in place. The following are a few graphics of the pieces. Many of the snapshots are taken directly from the user guide. I have included the link to the user guide for your reference.
—– In short when you print from the IIGS Sweet16 emulator it actually creates a PDF file and calls the macOS Preview app on your main macOS computer and creates a PDF. You’ll see it run as it’s converting a postscript. http://www.sheppyware.net/downloads/downloads-mac/files/Sweet16%20User%20Guide.pdf
The first snapshot is all things in place as finished product: 1) IIGS Emulator ruining AppleWorksGS 2) the same document in PDF format in The macOS Preview App 3) the Sweet16 Disks box which tells you what disks are loaded in the IIGS.

The example below is an AppleWorks 5.1 file imported into AppleWorksGS. My MacBook Pro is running macOS Sierra.

Getting there: here are some extracts from the manual. The Sweet16Tools is a Dropdown from Setup on the Sweet16 Menu Bar. Now, open the ReadMeFirst, as I believe it has the most succinct set of instructions on how to get things correctly installed.

Sweet16 Tools Version 3.0.1 Copyright 2006-2013 Eric Shepherd & F.E. Systems

The files on this disk image, once used properly, enable special features inside Sweet16. 

Printing Support

  1. To install, you need to drag the SweetPrinter file to the System:System.Setup folder on your IIGS boot disk
  2. Install the LaserWriter driver from the System 6.0.1 disks. Usually System Tools disk #2
  3. Now, run the SweetLWPatch utility. When asked, select the “LaserWriter” driver file from your boot disk’s System:Drivers folder and click the Open button. This utility creates a copy of the LaserWriter driver with certain patches needed to support Sweet16’s printing capabilities. 
  4. Save the driver with a new name (SweetPrinter is recommended, but it doesn’t matter). Once you’ve done so and have returned to the Finder or whatever program launcher you use, 
  5. Restart your emulated Apple IIgs.
  6. Once you’ve done so, you can use the DC Printer control panel, assuming you’ve put it in the cdevs folder, to select the “SweetPrinter” driver. Future printing will be done using this driver, and will result in opening the print job in the macOS Preview app, from which you can print the file or save it in PDF format. 

By the way, after completing the install and reboot I opened the ReadMeFirst file in Teach and was able to print it to a PDF in Preview.

LaserWriter driver copied from System Tools Disk#2 to the Drivers Folder.

Direct Connect control panel in CDevs.

LaserWriter driver and the created SweetPrinter driver after running SweetLWPatch program.

The Menu to actually print through to the Preview App.

Below are some of the snapshots from the manual.