Author Topic: PaperPower by Piptel  (Read 1367 times)

Offline ssp3

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PaperPower by Piptel
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:12:15 PM »
Hi guys,
I'm trying to find a copy of a graphics tablet utility software called PaperPower. Circa 1995. By Piptel software.
I remember reading it somewhere that it could be used to customize old Wacom ADB tablets.
Does anyone have any leads?

Thanks!
ssp3

P.S. Here's an excerpt from MacWorld:
https://archive.org/stream/MacWorld_9504_April_1995/MacWorld_9504_April_1995_djvu.txt

PaperPower lets you build and execute macros - short programs you
can use to automate operating-system commands or application-program functions.
First you design an overlay in which macros are organized as Keys (tablet areas that work
like HyperCard buttons). Then the overlay is assigned a unique pattern of dots (called
pips). This allow's PaperPower to catalog and recognize different overlays. Finally,
you print the overlay — this is where the paper comes in — and place it on the tablet
surface, where the overlay identifies the Keys, making them accessible w'ith a touch.

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PaperPower / ADB Wacom
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 02:12:01 PM »
Also of possible “other” interest to ADB Wacom tablet users.
(Just found my long-lost ArtZ tablet back in “The Cave”.)

http://www.thinkyhead.com/tabletmagic/adb-support
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Re: PaperPower by Piptel
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 05:35:08 PM »
ccmac,
Thank you very much! I'm glad that someone have saved this little app.  :)

Take care
ssp3

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Re: PaperPower by Piptel
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 06:21:44 AM »
Glad to help. I only discovered the above download site because someone mentioned it over at macintoshgarden. Would like to know if this utility still works under OS 9.

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Re: PaperPower by Piptel
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 10:46:03 AM »
Seems to be working on my G4 Digital Audio and 9.2.2. I didn't do any extensive tests, but app starts and behaves normally. No crashes so far.