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Letter templates in Palm Desktop v4 Apps
In Palm Desktop v4, the instructions for creating your own "Letter Templates" (the letters you can automatically generate by clicking the appropriate button in a Contact's info screen) are somewhat erroneous if you are using OS X. While the Help file describes the location where these letters should be placed, the location doesn't exist!

Well, it does, sort of, but you have to "Show Package Contents" of the Palm application (with a control-click on the application itself). You'll then find the proper folder at "Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj -> Letter Templates".

By the way, if you are using AppleWorks, make sure your newly created letter exists as an AppleWorks word processing file and -not- as a "template"; otherwise, it won't show up in the selection box when you click the button (in Palm Desktop) to request the current contact's info be included in the letter.

Other than this little errata, Palm Desktop kicks butt!
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Letter templates in Palm Desktop v4
Authored by: chrispar on Jan 16, '02 11:43:42AM

I tried this, and I'm sure it would have worked if I'd been using a US version of AppleWorks 6. I installed A6 as the non-US version, then clicking on a contact in Palm Desktop runs the "ClarisWorks Letter Link" script in the folder "Letter Link Scripts". Unfortunately it then comes to a grinding halt with "cannot convert Z-6 to a number".

Can any script experts come up with a workaround?

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