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Quickpad Pro Page of Peter W. Dunn

I created this page a few years ago when I started using the Quickpad Pro.  To be honest, however, I don’t use it much any more.

When Less is More

A proposal for using the Quickpad Pro at a theological seminary in Africa. The links on this page are dead.  Please click here instead:

Word 7.0 Macro text file

This is the code for a MS Word 7.0 macro which will convert text files from the QP Pro and give them formatting (such as italics, boldface, indented paragraphs, etc.).

qpreader.zip

QP Reader v. 0.99 is able to display text files larger than the QP Pro’s editor program, which at this point has a limit of 65 k).   I wrote QP Reader v. 0.99 compile in Borland’s Turbo C++ v.3.  Some of the early lines of code were written and tested on the QP Pro, being compiled by the Turbo C++ v. 1 line compiler.  Instructions are in the file called readme.txt.

Links:

Victor’s QuickPAD Pro Home Page

Victor Alvarado provides detailed guides on how to use the QP Pro in DOS mode and what compilers and games work on the QP Pro.

Rick Hanson’s Club 100 / Quickpad Pro Power Users Group

Club 100 provides discounts, links, libraries and wanted/for sale bulletin boards for the QP Pro.

The Quickpad Pro @quickpad.com

Quickpad’s own site for information on the Quickpad Pro.

Public Discussion Group at Yahoo Groups

Join the discussion, see previous e-mails and download files.

Utilities
(that I use):


href=”ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/cmdutil/ced10da.zip”>ced10da.zip

This is a command line utility that works well with the QP Pro.  See Victor’s QuickPAD Pro Home Page for more information.


href=”ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/filefind/fasff360.zip”>fasff360.zip

I use this file finding utility.  I will also find files inside of zipped files.  By D. Williams (includes source code).

keyscan.zip

ascnum.zip

getasc.zip

These are three DOS utilities that I wrote while learning Turbo C and C++.  The first is particularly handy.  Keyscan.exe gives the keyboard scancode of any key ( +/-  alt/shift/ctrl).  With this program I learned that alt-F1 has the same scancode (26624) as the ON/OFF key, and will thus, turn off the QP Pro!

Ascnum.exe displays the character corresponding to a number that the user inputs from the keyboard.  Getasc.exe displays the ASCII number of a character that the user inputs from the keyboard.

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