AppleWorks 5.1, 4.3 3.01, 2. No-Slot Clock in Virtual IIe plus TimeOut Apps Yearly Calendar 

May 17, 2017

I’ve managed to install four versions of AppleWorks on my OmniDisk in Virtual II Emulator. I’ve also been testing various TimeOut Applications. AppleWorks 5.1 and 4.3 come with many of the TimeOut functions built in. So I’ve been trying lots of the other add-ons published separately to see what is out there. Here is a link to lots of the stuff:

Here is my OmniDisk 32 MB HardDrive in Virtual II. This Super Selector is a pretty nice text based Launcher. It has Quick-Keys you can set up. You can see Closed-Apple-F is for AppleWorks 5.1. There’s an extra step to setting up the Quick-Keys which isn’t noted in the process. Easy, once you know. I’ll post the Steps at the End.

In Virtual II Emulator I always had the No-Slot Clock selected but I wasn’t seeing the time-stamps showing up on files. Then a light bulb finally went on. I had to Install it on the Boot Disk and run the Setup. So I downloaded the ProDOS version:

Time stamps finally showing up.

Also, I grabbed the TimeOut TO.ABOUT.TIME application (from link at top) because it has yearly calendars for every year. It turns out there are 14 types of years. The Calendar.A turns out to be 2017.

I’ve been working with the Super Selector v3.2.2 on the Hard Drive (Virtual and Real) on the Apple IIe. I wanted to change some of the “Quick-Keys” which startup  programs you assign to them.  It turns out the entry of the information is easy. However, the saving  your entry process is has an extra step not noted in the screens process. Quick-Key Setup.

1) You use the Open-Apple-Q to bring up the Menu of Quick-Keys.  

2) From there you select the Quick-Key you’d like to change by scrolling to it
and hitting the Return Key. This brings up the edit menu for that item.  

3) You change the Title of the Quick-Key on the top line and the path on the
second line.  

4) Then you select Open-Apple-A to Accept.
[ the Accept box disappears ]

5) Lastly, you a) hit esc to go back to the Main Menu b) Then type Open-
Apple-O to go to the Options Screen and then c) you save permanently with Open-Apple-S. You’ll see the box blink a little.

On the Save screen there are other configuration options. See below:

[ Super Selector 3.2.2 ].

Not only are you saving the Quick-Key you just Setup, but also the location. In my case I run from a Hard Drive (OmniDisk in the Emulator as well as SCSI Drive in real lle) so Slot 7 Drive 1 is the selection. When you use Open-Apple-S to Save the Config you’ll see the Box with “Save Copy” change to semi-solid background until save is completed. 

AppleWorks 5.1 in Virtual IIe Emulator 

May 10, 2017

Thought I’d try it out. Downloaded AW5 from and unzip to Install and Program 2mg images. I ran the install to put it on my 32MB ProDOS drive where AW2 and AW3 also reside. Install front-end program is very different. See the 3 screen shots at the end.

By default it comes with a bunch of macros loaded at startup. The Print Name & Address writes it to the document as you can see. Image adjusted for privacy.

Ran Spell Checker.

Loaded up a bunch of TimeOut Applications. It comes with some TimeOut Apps but I added some from DeskTools I and DeskTools II. Some peculiar results when running some of those older versions.

Calculator a little funky.

Note Pad behaved nicely.

This is a snapshot of the PDF created in the Virtual II Emulator. These are raw notes I made as I went along. There are typos below since I hadn’t run Spell Check yet. 

WordStar and SpellStar – more CP/M Fun on Apple IIe

May 7, 2017

I’m still intrigued by WordStar and SpellStar. So, I installed my MicroSoft SoftCard CP/M card. (March 28, 2017 post) Here I’m running it on my Apple //e using both drives of my DuoDisk. I did a short post last August when running on my Virtual ][ Emulator.  So, I created so floppies from downloaded images and used ADTPro from my MacBook Pro to my IIGS. The display is on the NightOwl. Also, some of my comments in the text are before I read a WordStar manual. Sometimes you just need to RTFM.

SoftDiskGS 64

May 6, 2017

I acquired some thirty plus original SoftDiskGS 3.5″ disks. On Disk 64 was this calendar template for AppleWorksGS. It worked nicely but took forever to load, even on my TransWarpGS. However, once loaded it would recalculate quickly for the month and year you enter. These are the two variable entries at the top of the page. Here are some pictures and printout from my LaserWriter II. It took 10-15 minutes to print one month.

I use the IIGS VGA adapter on my Rom01 IIGS. 

New Battery for Brother SuperNoteBook Graphic – GEOS

May 6, 2017

AppleWorks 3 and TimeOut Thesaurus

May 4, 2017

I have AppleWorks 3 on a number of images for Virtual II Emulator. Some 3.5″ (.2mg) and some OmniDisk SCSI ProDOS 32MB (.2mg). I keep adding the TimeOut applications to the mix. By the way, The version of Thesaurus online at is a “.BIN” file. I used CiderPress(Mac Wine version) to create a .2mg image from the .po image since Virtual II does not like 99% of the .po images. [ I have an earlier blog entry on the CiderPress Wine and the link to it ]. I’ll post here but if I forget you can search for it.

Some other AppleWorks 3 and TimeOut Note Pad.

By the way the Notes for Note Pad are stored in a TXT file so you need to select create new word processing file in AppleWorks and then text file to pull into AppleWorks. That is if you want to read them outside of TimeOut Note Pad.

Brother SuperNoteBook Graphic – Runs GEOS 

April 21, 2017

I bought this because it runs GEOS and was curious on the implementation. It runs GEOS over MS-DOS. It runs quite smoothly. It came with all the manuals, disks, etc. I ordered a battery for it. Shipping from Asia as far as I can make out. Keeping fingers crossed. It’s very quiet.  Keyboard feel is terrific. You’ll see Apple GEOS entries throughout this blog; geoPublish, geoWrite, geoCalc and more.