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Old 10-14-2002, 08:28 AM
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Wacom Musings.

Just been offered a Wacom A4 (28cm by 20cm) tablet for little money late model. Having never used one is this too big or should I snap her hand off ?


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Old 10-14-2002, 10:50 AM
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Snap her hand off!!! What do you have to loose? For little money, if it doesn't please you then sell it.....For little bigger money.
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Old 10-14-2002, 10:53 AM
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Once you have used a graphic tablet you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!

I only have an A5 model and thats probably quite old as well. As long as it comes with all its leads, software etc. I don't see how you could go wrong.

Maybe they would allow you to try it out first to check that it is all working. The software if not included could probably be down loaded from the web.

If you go for it I would be interested in hearing how you got on with it being A4.

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Old 10-14-2002, 11:00 AM
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Chris,
When it comes to size, I've noticed that what ever a user gets used to seems to be the perfect size for them. So I wouldn't worry too much about the size. I think you could get used to the larger size just as easily and wonder how you worked on a smaller one.
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Old 10-14-2002, 12:17 PM
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Well....if you really do not want it I can send you my address!

I would grab it...you are lucky to have that fall into your lap!
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Old 10-14-2002, 12:50 PM
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Thanks all It seems that I should dive in whatever. I'm going to view it tomorrow. Its a fairly new model so does it draw power from the USB connection?

Keep calm Uncle Greg!
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Old 10-15-2002, 01:53 PM
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The beast has arrived at castle H. It's an A4 USB model with most of the bits and pieces mouse etc still sealed in their wrappers musn't have been used much, spare pen and nibs thrown in.

The only software apart from drivers etc is Coral 'Painter' which I've no experience of only ever having used Coral Photopaint which crashed with alarming frequency!

I'll have a look back through the threads as I recall some Wacom chat earlier this year.

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Old 10-15-2002, 03:03 PM
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I have been using my painter disc as a Frisbee... Actually, it's not a bad little program to play with. So when do we get to see some wonderful tablet work from you? ...I'm sitting here with my little Graphire...very jealous of you!
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Old 10-15-2002, 04:41 PM
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All I think you'll get for the moment are some wonderful curses as I do battle with it Greg! It's installed OK after a little struggle with 2K. I'm now crashing about in the software like 'a bull in a china shop!'
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Old 10-15-2002, 05:05 PM
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Chris, check the Wacom ads in magazines. I think they still have their free cd offer. I received mine a few months ago and found some interessting stuff on it. And did I mention it's free? Dont know if the ship over the pond but would be worth finding out.

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