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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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Newton Tool Builds Custom Applications

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Pinehill Software Corporation has announced a new version 3 of its AppGen software for Apple's Newton handheld organizers, scheduled to ship in early October. AppGen allows users to build customized complete applications for data management on any Newton.

The currently shipping AppGen 2.1 supports only one custom application at a time, though version 3 will allow multiple applications. It also lets users use previously entered data in calculations and offers more direct access to data transfer via the Newton Connection Kit.

AppGen development takes place entirely on the Newton MessagePad, so no external computer is required for programming. Setup is simple and intuitive, with an on-screen form that lets users specify field names, data types, and behaviors.

Currently, AppGen 2.1 is available for $49.95 ($69.95 for a bar-code-capable version). Those who purchase AppGen during September 1995 will receive a free upgrade to version 3, and a free copy of the company's FormulaGen tool for adding custom formulas to AppGen.

Pinehill's package includes step-by-step instructions for setting up a time-and expense-tracking application, though the software can clearly be used for data collection and management in almost any field, from inventory to farm management.

Pinehill Software Corp. -- 508/548-4470 -- 508/548-8731 (fax)
<pinehill@aol.com>

 

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