September 2, 2017
Picked up a batch of the Beagle Brothers 3.5″ disks to go with some others. This batch had one Demo and one Beagle Buddy disk. These aren’t listed anywhere online among all the sites. But I’m still researching.
Two Beagle Brothers disks Disk Demo and Beagle Buddy seem pretty rare. They verify and copy just fine as you can see below in the pictures of the desktop. [there are some duplicates here, but in some cases there two different version by checking creation dates ]
1) I couldn’t find their disk images online anywhere so I’ll upload to Asimov and/or Internet Archive (unless someone can point me to an image).
2) the Beagle Buddy is Disk #2. Anyone have Disk #1 and able to upload an image.
3) Anyone know of any other Demo Disks?
These are the 3.5″ disks I’ve collected along the way. Only one is non-readable. It’s marked with an X on tape attached to side of disk.
Clip Art Volume 1
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.