Hi Greta and thanks for your response. Like i said, i don't know much about the software but i am about to graduate and i really can't afford CaseCat or Eclipse. I do know Eclipse have some great features and i am hoping DigitalCat has it as well. Going to West Virginia will be a task for me because i live in NY that's why i hope its user friendly. I called a few minutes ago and spoke to a rep and he told me i can download the student version for free and use it as long as i want, which i think is GREAT. Another thing is I am not good with numbers so the number conversion will help me out a lot. I watched the demo and it looks pretty user friendly, but it only showed me the basics. If i have any question is it okay if i write you? Once again thanks a million
Greta: I am a new member at this site and did a search to find out who else might use the LightSpeed. I am at about my wit's end with the machine. I wondered if you could provide any "hope" because it works, it doesn't work, it works and it is not at all reliable, at least for me. Wondering if it might need some kind of firmware update but the one (and only) time it was done, this is when my problems started with the writer and I hesitate doing it again. Mark K. helped with a software update this month in San Diego and it seemed to be working, but then when I went to a job to use it, even though stored in a hard protective case, it was firing off by itself again and writing garbage. Three hours later when I tried again, it worked fine. I think it has multiple personality machine disorder! Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Kathy
Ah, sorry you weren't feeling well! Yes, when you get a chance, let me know by posting on depoman - I'm assuming it will be back in business soon. Hope your trial goes smoothly - no fast talkers allowed!
Greta, I'm writing you here because depoman is still flaky today. I'm wondering if you've downloaded the LS update. There really is a problem with the combinations. As of today, per John Sims, the programmers are working on it. It seems there is a combination default in the download that can't be deleted at all, and it appears in every config you have once you update. The only remedy at the moment is to uncheck the combination option. I've wasted hours and hours on this update, and feel other LS users should hold off updating until they fix this issue. What do you think?
Guess I really need to get a laptop, then, and stop fiddling with it on Clay's.
I've been shopping today. Considering a ThinkPad. Was putting one together, and it would not let me uncheck the "no bluetooth" box.
Somebody suggested over on Depoman I go BT to cure my problem.
By the time it delivers, I probably will not have enough time before my 90 days to get happy with it. I think you write RT to a judge every day, so you understand that I can't learn on the job. I just don't know how much of my weekend time and after hours I want to put in. If everybody was happy right now, it would be a different story, but that obviously is not the case.
I'll try calling the company tomorrow and see if I get a response. Even that seems to be lacking lately, and I have never heard that complaint before. Guess I need to find out for myself.
I didn't tran it against the SD card, but I was told by another reporter, who used to be pretty happy with the writer before the last update, (so it seemed) that it would tran the strokes separately. She said she just got to where she skipped that step because it was taking so much unnecessary time.
I am finding other reporters who have had the same problem finally. I was thinking it was a unique situation, but now I'm thinking otherwise.
I don't know what's changed as of late, but I'm really having trouble getting the courage to take the LS out of the box. I really am just thinking about sending it back before I get attached to that awesome feel.
I've watched the posts over on Depoman for sooo long, and I finally gained the confidence to purchase at the convention this summer, but, man, I'm having buyer's remorse. I can't deal with missed strokes -- period. All the posts have been plain scary recently -- from the support to the writer. Perhaps too many of us purchased at one time??