[NTLK] Very bare-bones note package to play with

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Tue Dec 6 06:55:26 EST 2011

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Warren Ockrassa <wockrassa at gmail.com> wrote:
> By very bare bones, I mean it. It doesn't save, it doesn't let you set
> fonts or anything, and I'm having a bit of a hassle setting it up to
> respond appropriately to rotation on my MP120. (The rotation seems to
> work fine on Einstein.)
> Right now it responds to the scroll arrows, and accepts handwritten
> text. I have no plans to set it up to use an onscreen keyboard, though
> I can't see why it wouldn't be usable on an eMate once it's all done.
> I do intend to get it behaving intelligently with the caret, and to
> keep the caret centered in the text input view as more is added. I
> believe I should start with the caret's y location onscreen at the
> middle of the text view, and basically keep the caret there as text is
> added.
> For the scrolling, the plan is to determine the line height of the
> typeface being used, and scroll up/down by one line at a time. When
> handwriting is being added, the plan is to always keep the caret as
> close to y-center as possible to allow room for more writing beneath.
> The space to the left of the text view is where all the controls will
> go (filing, probably routing to export and import text, setting the
> typeface, etc). I also want to set it up so that space can be moved to
> the right. My rationale for having it there at all is that it
> represents dead space anyway, since that's where my hand rests when
> I'm writing on the pad - I'm left handed, which is why it is where it
> is right now. Obviously most users will want it on the right!
> I deliberately removed the status bar, at least for now - I'm not
> convinced I need it, but if anyone thinks it's necessary, please do
> let me know why (apart from its being standard on the screen; I'm more
> interested in real estate than I am in providing UI chrome if it's not
> actually necessary).
> Odds are good that the rotate and close buttons will move from where
> they are, eventually, since they're not as important on a day-to-day
> basis as, say, filing or setting typefaces and sizes.
> A brief aside about the Apple manuals for NewtonScript: The
> documentation is probably some of the least-informative I've ever
> encountered, so getting this much functionality in one evening
> required extensive use of a thesaurus of profanity.
> Anyway, anyone who wants to play around a little, feel free to do so.
> Feedback is welcome, though at the moment there isn't much to offer
> feedback on...

I look forward to playing with it! Unfortunately, if you had attached
to your post it got stripped off. Is there anywhere I can download it?


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