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    I'm downloading it right now.
    no important update, just a new mac conduit.
    Have A Good Day!
    I Love My Prism!
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    Since it's officially released now, I can probably let the cat out of the bag...

    I've been using 1.12 since early April. When I started having the Save As/Palm DOC error, Scott Maxwell emailed me several incremental fixes until he worked it all out. He, and everyone at Blue Nomad, as always, went far beyond any of my expectations in getting the problem fixed.

    As for 1.12 itself, it's been flawless for the past 2 weeks on my VDx.
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    Hi,
    Notification was sent to all of the Mac folks on Wordsmith a few days ago. This is really a 'bogus' release -- as while it offers dual synch on documents it still requires that the Mac user save the document as 'RTF' before dragging it to the new WordSmith conduit, which, is still a royal pain in the A$$. Documents to go is still a much more usable program -- especially since it does Excel and PDF documents.

    I continually kick myself in the behind for buying WordSmith - what a waste of money for such a non-performing product (that is - for a Mac user)

    dave
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    Originally posted by David Vitale
    Hi,
    Notification was sent to all of the Mac folks on Wordsmith a few days ago. This is really a 'bogus' release -- as while it offers dual synch on documents it still requires that the Mac user save the document as 'RTF' before dragging it to the new WordSmith conduit, which, is still a royal pain in the A$$. Documents to go is still a much more usable program -- especially since it does Excel and PDF documents.
    On my PC, I have WordSmith set to work on .RTF files instead of Word Docs by default. MS Word throws so much garbage into their documents that I don't want lost in the conversion, that any documents I want to sync up with on the Palm I save as .RTF and not Word (.doc) format.

    It's not a hassle for me, and it also flags which documents I'm syncing with my Palm via WordSmith.

    I continually kick myself in the behind for buying WordSmith - what a waste of money for such a non-performing product (that is - for a Mac user)
    dave
    And I am continually pleased that I bought WordSmith (as a PC user.) I feel like I'm getting a lot of good stuff for my money, and good support as well.
    Jeff Meyer

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    Thanks Bookrats, after reading your post I carefully reviewed the difference between the Mac and PC version. I think that if they had the PC functionality in the Mac version (allowing you to choose a pref for Doc v RTF and the Word add-on for adding a doc directly to Wordsmith) I wouldn't be feeling the frustration.

    But, my problem is that I have 2 similar applications. With Wordsmith I have to open a document and then 'save as' RTF format and then drag to Wordsmith so that I can add to my palm. With Documents to go, all I have to do is to drag my document (Word, Excel or Acrobat PDT) to the Docs to Go icon and it's automatically added.

    I originally went with Wordsmith because Docs to go was soooo slow in typing with the Stowaway, but since they fixed that issue and added the PDF functionality - I guess my decision has been made.
    dave
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    I'm considering buying the Stowaway and WordSmith as a way to record lots of data fast in meetings. The memo pad is TERRIBLY limited to me this way. I would like to type pages (8.5 x 11 sized pages, not just screen size) and pages of text.

    From what I been reading this is a wonderful word processor, I'll be looking forward to more comments about it and of course answers to my 4k limit question :-)

    James
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    WordSmith document sizes are limited only by the available memory on the handheld. Go ahead and type away!!!
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    This is such good news. I have a 8 meg visor, plus I have a 1 gig CFII hard disk that will work with the matchbox adapter as confirmed by the inventor of it (though for files larger than 5-6 megs he recommends I get a different adapter coming later that will have an aditional powoer source because the current needs more power for the larger files.)

    What does WordSmith do to headers and footers? Also, it does throw out the graphics that are in a .doc file when converts to "rich text" right?

    Does it have any lag for fast typers? Just entering data while I'm in a meeting is the primary reason I'm getting the keyboard and WS. I can't justify a laptop for the cost (my techno geek side could justify it with toy lust but that is about it haha). I can also use this for a year and see if I need to step up to gain the other features of a laptop. However this has a feature a laptop won't have for a very long time.... convenient portability. Laptops require bags with cables and junk. This solution is easy to carry and set up.... terrible on the eyes however and I'm debating on selling my visor to get the iPac or HP for use with a Stowaway, but then the cost is rediculous for paper pad and pen replacement.

    Sorry to yammer, I had to think out loud to see if others had the same feelings when the bought their WordSmith and Stowaway but are happy or not in the end.

    James
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    I use my VDX, Stowaway and WordSmith for the exact same things you are talking about, and then some. I find it to be great for taking meeting notes (Although, bullets would be nice. Good thing it is on the feature request list already. ) and I have no problems with keyboard lag. I may not be the fastest typer, but I can usually keep up with the best of them. I also use WordSmith to carry around the documentation I use as part of my job. The graphics do not come over, but I find that a little extra description in the documents can easily over come that. Plus, it helps keep the file sizes down. As for readablity, I don't have much of a problem with it, but WordSmith does include Large Font to make reading the screen easier if you like. Personally, it is one of the top investments I have made for my Visor. It has allowed me to go practically paperless! (Only one of our systems at my work prevents a total paperless office for me, but that may be changing. ) I think you will be happy with it.
    Sven

    If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished.
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    Before you leave the Palm OS, take a look at the Prism! I stopped reading e-books on my VDX after a while since I didn't think it was very good for my eyes. The Prism has done wonders for text, I think it is actually easier to read than a real book . Also another thing I noticed is that the Prism stays in my Stowaway better than the VDX did. I think it fits in the pegs more securely and the lip at the bottom helps to keep the holder in place.
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