Sharing — Getting programs and data in and out of RPN-65

RPN-65 offers a number of options to copy, paste, import, export program and data cards.
Operations are accessed in the Card Manager via the Share menu available after tapping the Share button in the top-right corner.




Example:
To copy a data card from RPN-65 to RPN-97:

1. In RPN-65, select a data card and tap the Share button

2. Tap Share Data

3. Tap Copy

4. Open RPN-97

5. Open the Card Manager (if not already open)

6. Create a new data card (using the "+"-button top-left) OR select an unprotected data card

7. Tap the Share button, then tap Open/Paste Data

8. Import the card.

9. Tap Write Card to save the card



 

 

To load a card from the Library sections

You can import programs from Library 1 or Library 2 directly onto your iPhone or iPad in RUN mode.

Since the files are ZIP-compressed, make sure your iPad has at least one of the many apps installed that can handle ZIP files, such as GoodReader, iZip, iFiles, WinZip, ZipApp Free, to name a few.
In the following example, Good Reader takes care of the ZIP file.

Example (for iPad):
Load the program Aviation Pac 1 - AV1-02A - "Flight Management" from Library 2 into RPN-65:

1. In Safari, tap the Download Card button

2. Your iPad offers to open the file in RPN-65 Pro. (Fig.1)

3. Good Reader opens. Tap Unzip to unzip the file. (Fig.2)

4. Tap AV1-02A.rpn65, then Open in other app... (Fig.3)

5. Tap the file. The sharing dialog appears:


6. Tap Copy to RPN-65 Pro. You're taken to the calculator. (Fig.4)

7. Tap OK to open the Card Manager (if not already open).

8. Tap OK again to open the Sharing Menu.

(If the current card is not a blank or unprotected program card, dismiss the dialog and select a suitable card first. Then tap the Share button to open the menu again.)

9. Tap Open/Paste Program.

10. Import the card. Tap Write Card to save it.


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To export a card to iTunes

Use iTunes to store and archive a single program or data card on your computer:
A program card will be named "HP65ProgCard.rpn65", a data card will be named "HP65DataCard.rpn65".
You may rename the file, but the extension ".rpn65" must be preserved.

1. Make sure the calculator is set to RUN mode.

2. Select the program or data card to be archived.

3. Tap the "Share" button (in the top-right corner) and select "Export Program Card" (or "Export Data Card").

4. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to the computer.

5. Select your iPad, either at the top or in the sidebar, depending on whether you've turned the sidebar off or on in the View menu.

6. Click "Apps".

7. Scroll down to the section "File Sharing".

8. Click on "RPN-65 Pro". You'll see the file "HP65ProgCard.rpn65" (or "HP65DataCard.rpn65" if it's a data card) in the table at right.

  9. Drag the file to wherever you want on your computer. You may also use the "Save to..." button.

10. You have successfully archived the program or data card.

 

To import a card from iTunes

Use iTunes to import a single RPN-65 card.

Cards created by RPN-65 Pro have the name extension ".rpn65".
Make sure you're not trying to import the ".zip" file you downloaded from this website. Unzip it first, if necessary.

You may drag any number of cards into iTunes' Documents area, but only the alphabetically first file will be presented for import.
It's good practice to remove the card file from iTunes right after it has been imported successfully.

DO NOT alter any of the files having ".sqlite" in their name extension!
They contain all program cards in your collection. Keep a backup of these three files in save place.


1. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to the computer.

2. Select your iPad, either at the top or in the sidebar, depending on whether you've turned the sidebar off or on in the View menu.

3. Click "Apps".

4. Scroll down to the section "File Sharing".

5. Click "RPN-65 Pro".

6. Drag the card file from your computer to the empty area below the "HP65Cards.sqlite" files.
If you prefer, you may use the "Add..." button in place of dragging.

7. Set RPN-65 to RUN mode. Tap "Cards" to open the card manager. Tap the "+" button and create a new program or data card, as appropriate.
You may also duplicate an existing card, or select an existing card to be overwritten (make sure it's not write-protected).

8. Tap the "Share" button (in the top-right corner) and select "Import Program Card" (or "Import Data Card").

9. Tap "Write Card".

The card is now part of the card database "HP65Cards.sqlite". You may delete the the imported file in iTunes safely.
 

 

To delete a card

To delete a program or data card, swipe left across its entry in the cards list.

If the card is write-protected, you'll be prompted to confirm the deletion.

A deleted card can't be restored; there is no undo operation.

 

 

To send a card via e-mail

You can send any program or data card as an e-mail attachment to another user of RPN-65 Pro.
A program card will be named "HP65ProgCard.rpn65", a data card will be named "HP65DataCard.rpn65".

1. Select the program or data card to be e-mailed.

2. Tap the "Share" button (in the top-right corner) and select "E-mail Program Card" (or "E-mail Data Card").

3. Edit the e-mail as desired.

 

To load a card received via e-mail

1. Long-press the card symbol

2. Tap Copy to RPN-65. You're taken to the calculator.

4. Tap OK to open the Card Manager (if not already open).

5. Tap OK again to open the Sharing Menu.

(If the current card is not a blank or unprotected program card, dismiss the dialog and select a suitable card first. Then tap the Share button to open the menu again.)

6. Tap Open/Paste Program.

7. Import the card. Tap Write Card to save it.

OR

1. Save the card attached to the e-mail on your computer.

2. Proceed as described in the section "To import a card from iTunes" (above).

 

 

To send the program listing area via e-mail

You can e-mail the listing of the currently selected program or data card.

The recipient may paste the listing or register data directly into to listing area of the selected card.
This is useful if you just want to send an update of a program or new register values to another user without affecting the meta data (like description or card labels) he may have entered.
It may also facilitate printing the listing if you don't have an AirPrint-capable printer (see below).

1. Select the program or data card.

2. Tap the "Share" button (in the top-right corner) and select "E-mail Listing".

3. Edit the e-mail as desired.

 

To replace the program listing area with text

1. Select the card to be updated (or create or duplicate a card). Make sure it's unprotected.

2. Tap in the listing area. Remove all or some text as appropriate.

3. Paste the received text into the listing area.

4. Dismiss the keyboard – the text will be reformatted.

5. Tap "Write Card".

 

 

To print the program listing area

You can print the listing area directly on an AirPrint-capable printer.

1. Select the program or data card.

2. Tap the "Share" button (in the top-right corner) and select "Print Listing".

3. In the printer dialog, set options as desired and tap the Print button.

 

 

To import any text-based HP-65 program into RPN-65

Any program written for the HP-65 may be imported into RPN-65 and executed, as long as it meets the following requirements:

• Each line contains the unambiguous keycode of the command, e.g. 34 01, or its name ("RCL 1"), or both.

• Unmerged commands should appear on two lines, e.g. 35 (or "g") on one line, 06 or ("ABS") on the next line.

• Any other text, like line number, plain-text command, comment, will be ignored.

• If no keycodes are available, it's recommended that line numbers end in ":" and comments start with "#", ";", "//", or "REM".

 

 

To archive the entire program library

Use iTunes to store and archive all program and data cards in your library on your computer:

1. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to the computer.

2. Select your iPad, either at the top or in the sidebar, depending on whether you've turned the sidebar off or on in the View menu.

3. Click "Apps".

4. Scroll down to the section "File Sharing".

5. Click on "RPN-65 Pro". You'll see three files beginning with "HP65Cards.sqlite" in the table at right.

7. Drag the files to wherever you want to store them on your computer. You may also use the "Save to..." button.

8. You have successfully archived the program library.

 

To replace the entire program library on the iPad

Use iTunes to send an archived library to your iPad:

1. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to the computer.

2. Select your iPad, either at the top or in the sidebar, depending on whether you've turned the sidebar off or on in the View menu.

3. Click "Apps".

4. Scroll down to the section "File Sharing".

5. Click on "RPN-65 Pro". You'll see three files beginning with "HP65Cards.sqlite" in the table at right.

6. Drag the archived files from your computer to the table at right, replacing the existing files. You may also use the "Add..." button.

7. Make sure the RPN-65 app is completely closed. (Double-click the Home button. If RPN-65 is still shown in the bottom bar, long-press the icon until it starts wiggling. Tap the circled x to close the program. Click the Home button again to dismiss the bottom bar. In iOS 7 and later, double-click the Home button, find the screenshot of RPN-65, and flick it up. Press the Home button again.)

8. Open RPN-65 and use the new library.

 
 
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