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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by grsbanks » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 pm

Vitasam wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Ok, it is a bug. In 2.11.2 it was Ok, if I remember correclty
It's been there since multi-line PRGM editing was enabled :)
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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by Vitasam » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:25 pm

grsbanks wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 pm
Vitasam wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Ok, it is a bug. In 2.11.2 it was Ok, if I remember correclty
It's been there since multi-line PRGM editing was enabled :)
Roger that :)

... strange that I did not notice it in 2.11.2
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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by Thomas Okken » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:20 pm

Vitasam wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:25 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 pm
Vitasam wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Ok, it is a bug. In 2.11.2 it was Ok, if I remember correclty
It's been there since multi-line PRGM editing was enabled :)
Roger that :)

... strange that I did not notice it in 2.11.2
It looks like lots of people didn't notice it. We're all so lazy nowadays, loading programs from flash instead of keying them in like God^H^H^HHP intended. :mrgreen:

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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by toml_12953 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:32 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Vitasam wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:25 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 pm


It's been there since multi-line PRGM editing was enabled :)
Roger that :)

... strange that I did not notice it in 2.11.2
It looks like lots of people didn't notice it. We're all so lazy nowadays, loading programs from flash instead of keying them in like God^H^H^HHP intended. :mrgreen:
What's "God^H^H^HHP"? Is that His last name? If so I learned something new today! ;)
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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by Vitasam » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Vitasam wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:25 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 pm


It's been there since multi-line PRGM editing was enabled :)
Roger that :)

... strange that I did not notice it in 2.11.2
It looks like lots of people didn't notice it. We're all so lazy nowadays, loading programs from flash instead of keying them in like God^H^H^HHP intended. :mrgreen:
Heh, that's exactly what I do like in DM42 - keying programs in to this nice steel and plastic box :D
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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by akaTB » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:18 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:32 pm
What's "God^H^H^HHP"? Is that His last name? If so I learned something new today! ;)
It is certainly included in...
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Re: Bug in 2.11.3?

Post by toml_12953 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:20 pm

akaTB wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:18 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:32 pm
What's "God^H^H^HHP"? Is that His last name? If so I learned something new today! ;)
It is certainly included in...
Image
You win! :lol:
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Walter » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:59 pm

I've updated the information posted above (see viewtopic.php?p=2811#p2811 for the previous status) and put it here for your convenience:
  • How to get a program (stored in the DM42) transfered into a computer - e.g. for convenient editing.
    Take your DM42. Connect it to your computer and turn it ON. Call SETUP > File > Activate USB disk. Your DM42 shall show up with three directories on your computer, one of them called PROGRAMS. Use your computer to convert the .raw file found in this directory into a .txt file as described below.
    .
  • How to get a .raw file translated in readable text:
    Open http://howto-pages.org/SwissMicros/dm42 ... /index.php. Upload the .raw file from your computer. It will be decoded automatically. Copy the translation to clipboard.
    Open (MS) Editor (or Notepad) and paste. ATTENTION: Some characters will not translate correctly - MS Word behaves better on my computer.
    Store the resulting file as .txt (unable to take some characters) or .docx (far better).

    .
  • Is there any "officially acknowledged" text file format for programs? If true, which? What's the respective recommended editor? Under which OS?
    Seems it is .txt. You can use the Editor (or Notepad) found in the directory "Zubehör" (or "Accessories") on your PC. Though read the previous paragraph and Thomas' post viewtopic.php?p=2812#p2812 for more.
    .
  • How to get a program (stored in a text file) translated into a .raw file.
    Open your .txt or .docx file. Copy its contents to clipboard. Open http://howto-pages.org/SwissMicros/dm42 ... /index.php. Paste it to the left window. If the right window isn't clear press [clear hex]. Press [Encode >>]. Then [Download] to store the .raw file on your computer. Though note that any comments included in your text file get lost (i.e. they are in the .raw file no more)!
    .
  • How to get a program (stored on a computer as a .raw file) into the DM42:
    Take your DM42. Connect it to your computer and turn it ON. Call SETUP > File > Activate USB disk. Your DM42 shall show up with three directories on your computer, one of them called PROGRAMS. Use your computer to put your .raw file into this directory. Cf. 2.2.4 in the user manual http://www.swissmicros.com/doc/dm42_use ... anual.html of 2017-07-27.
    .
  • Some comprehensively commented sample programs for typical applications (don't have to be new, maybe sufficient you collect them at one place for easy access).
    .
  • How to replace the battery properly? (Thanks Vitasam!)
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  • How to activate direct alpha entry i.e. accessing the letters aside the keys instead of the traditional alpha menu?
    .
  • How to enter alpha input mode (whatever that may be)?
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  • How to toggle upper and and lower case in alpha input?
    .
  • How to alter font size?
    Press [F2] if no traditional 42S menu is displayed. Then press [F6] for increasing or [Shift][F6] for decreasing font size. Note there is no signal when you have reached maximum or minimum.
    .
  • How to alter beeper volume?
    Press [F2] if no traditional 42S menu is displayed. Then press [F4] for increasing or [Shift][F4] for decreasing volume. Note there is no signal when you have reached maximum or minimum. Also maximum volume is somewhat less than some levels before for my unit.
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  • ...


Last not least: the official user manual is here: http://www.swissmicros.com/doc/dm42_use ... anual.html Als, it's unchanged since July.

(Edited to clarify the Editor.)
Last edited by Walter on Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Vitasam » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 pm

How to replace DM42's battery properly? Did not find it in the manual...
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Walter » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:53 pm

Updated my post above containing what we miss in the manual so far. Thanks in advance to whomever who will take care of it.
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