Retrieving a Note from a PC is the reverse process to that of uploading
covered in the previous page. We will illustrate the process using a Note called
"Phys. 2/a" which we stored onto the PC in the previous page.
The short version...
before, the process basically involves four steps:
- Connect the PC to the calculator using the cable. Make sure the calculator
is switched on.
- Start the Connectivity software on the PC.
- Use the left hand window to locate the place where your material is stored.
- Press RECV on the calculator, choose "Disk
drive..." from the list of options and press ENTER.
Choose the desired file from the list supplied by the PC and again press ENTER
In more detail...
- One end of the cable should be plugged into your PC's USB port, the
other into the top of the calculator. Make sure the calculator is switched
- Start the Connectivity program.
- Use the window to choose the directory in which the material can be found.
- Ensure that you are in the Notepad view on the
calculator (SHIFT 0).
- Press the RECV button on the calculator. From the
list of options choose USB Disk drive... and press ENTER
or OK. A list of objects will be presented for
downloading (assuming that the folder contains some).
Note: If you try to download a note from the APLET view (or vice
versa) then the list will be empty because it only shows items that can be
downloaded into the view you're working in.
- At this point you can either highlight a single item and press ENTER,
or you can use the
button on the calculator
to select multiple files, pressing ENTER when satisfied.
If you see the message shown left then there are two possible reasons. One:
you highlighted a folder that doesn't contain any notes! Two: the batteries are
low on your calculator. You need to have really fresh batteries to communicate
with the PC and you can encounter problems long before the low battery indicator
appears on the calculator.
The process of downloading matrices, lists and programs is essentially the
same as that outlined above. The only difference is in which view is
active on the calculator. Aplets can be slightly more complex because they
often have attached programs that have to be transferred as well. The main
point is not to unplug the cable until the process has been completed. Aplets
are covered in more detail on the next page.