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.
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.
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.
July 11, 2017
ProDOS version of ThunderClock Installed on UniDisk 3.5″ Disk/Drive. I wanted to run the ThunderClock Setup from ProDOS but only had the DOS version. I found I had saved a number of their dsk’s on a 3.5 Floppy and assumed the Thunder2P.DSK was the ProDOS version. I created a 5.25 floppy from it using Asimov on my IIGS and then copied the actual programs to ProDOS 3.5″ disk. Ran the Setup and it worked fine. Now I can install it on the SCSI hard drive. I like to copy as many Utilities to the SCSI drive as I can. There’s a few other pictures of the Setup operation I want to add.
The ThunderClock programs now on 3.5 disk. Running Set to set date and time. Note the keys used.
Run Clock. The analog version. The DOS version has a digital clock too. I didn’t see it on the ProDOS version. The Super Selector launcher with time date display.
Showing the Volumes of the DRIVES on the system. ThunderClock is in UniDisk 3.5 in Slot 6 Drive 1. Copying files from ThunderClock disk to hard drive.
ThunderClock Directory on H1 partition. MouseDesk now in UniDisk 3.5 Drive.
Launching MouseDesk from the 3.5 disk. Everything looks ok.
Creating MouseDesk Directory on H1 partition. Using CopyII+ v9.1 to copy MouseDesk files from 3.5 disk to hard disk.
Going to MouseDesk on SCSI drive to launch it from there.
Launched. Inserted 3.5 disk in UniDisk that contains the new ProDOS 2.4.1 and all it’s other Utilities.
Running AppleWorks 3 via MouseDesk.
Saving the AppleWorks changes to make sure the save process is ok.
MouseDesk displaying the Christoph2 file with today’s date, except for the year.
The. ThunderClock Plus card.
MouseDesk seeing opening the drives/partitions. The LCD is the small Night Owl LCD. Since the IIe doesn’t have a black & white vs color control I turned the LCD’s color down to 10%.