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Old 31 May 2015, 20:54   #1
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Floppy disk Simple question regarding notepad and ram..

Forgive me, I'm a newbie with more excitement than insight since obtaining an Amiga 500 with 0.5mb ram and just the internal floppy drive.

All I want to do is some word processing and save to disk. I can open notepad within workbench, but when I come to save, it says my disk is full. If I bought better word processing software would I still run into this problem, or would i have the option to insert a floppy to save to?

Surely I dont have to buy a secondary external floppy drive to save notepad documents right? Thanks!
Old 31 May 2015, 20:59   #2
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Your floppy disk may be write protected by small plastic square. Do not use WorkBench disks to save.
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Old 31 May 2015, 21:03   #3
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The WB disk may not have enough free space for your save. Use a blank formatted disk for saving and not, as s2325 says, the Workbench disk.
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Old 31 May 2015, 21:04   #4
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Thanks for your response
Are you implying that I should be able to save to a blank floppy disk from what I wrote in notepad, because when I attempt that, it just prompts me to put the workbench disk back in.
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You could save to RAM:
Swap Disk and copy the file to a new disk.

Or Save to Text:filename
Where Text is the name of an empty disk
and filename is your doc...
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Old 31 May 2015, 22:03   #6
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Yahtzee!! Thanks Nobby
That was the concise vital info I was missing ��

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