Originally Posted by Creideiki
Are you Hookmt on the Flickr Group? What a great group!
The bundled version of DTG has that annoying search for files every time it opens. Ugh. I do need the spreadsheet ability. Also, I'm not able to add files to my AlphaWord. Not sure why, but it says files are not compatible when I try to add them. Spent 2 weeks going back and forth with their support, and finally just gave up.
I've heard the running both WordSmith and AlphaWord can cause problems, so that makes me nervous.
I did find a copy of 6.008 Premium on an old backup CD. I'm glad I keep backups!
Yup, I'm Hookmt.
I use alphaword, not Wordsmith simply because Wordsmith (which replaces Alphaword) does not leave the USB send feature available, and I really like that. Alphaword has its own conduits, for which you need the Alphasmart version of Palm Desktop (downloadable from their downloads page) to use. I sync my TX to this desktop as well. Like Wordsmith, these conduits convert Alphaword pdb files to rtf on the desktop and back. Alphaword can only use PDB files, it desn't do any native formats.
You don't have to go that route, there is a converter utility that is in the Wordsmith Yahoo Group files called wsconv.exe that does the same thing on your desktop and then you can use Pruss' MyInstall to install them.
I tend to use my Dana for draft (creative) writing and mostly go one way. I write on the Dana, then do a USB Send of the draft text into Word 2007 on my computer, where I use word for major editing (two pages on the screen at once) and formatting.
They are a very helful group over there on Flikr and quite willing to share their very different approaches with new folks.