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Use a wacom tablet?
Eirikr at 2:23PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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In the computer lab of the art wing at my school they have wacom graphire tablets, probably about 6x8 dimensions, but for some reason the tablet just doesn't seem to work. It's plugged in, all the programs for it seem to be set up, and It even has a program up designed specifically for the board, and it doesn't work. It just has no response at all. Is there a special stylus you have to use, because there isn't one there at the lab, just the board, and the stylus I'm using is getting no response from the thing. It's a non-electronic stylus pen. If anybody could tell me if I'm doing anything wrong before tomorrow, that would be awesome.
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Corporate_Life at 7:27PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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Wacom's have their own stylus, there's something inside that the board responses to. You'll need to get a Wacom Stylus for it to work. I don't think it would matter which one, but I'm not positive on that, I've only got the one.

Hope that helps.
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Eirikr at 8:53PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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I just realized that this should probably be in a different subforum, but oh well.

Thanks Corporate.
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ozoneocean at 9:50PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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The tablets usually work with a pen of the same type as the tablet. It it a Graphire 4? Graphire bluetooth? Graphire 3?

The tablet also might have an issue… Is its light on? Does the stylus pen have a little plastic nib in it?

 
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Eirikr at 10:24PM, Aug. 25, 2008
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The lights on the board, but the pen's just not there. Probably in a nearby cabinet or something. Somehow I get the feeling I should just get my own tablet, but I don't know if I want to fork out $100 for an art supply when I make nothing as it is from this.
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ozoneocean at 8:31AM, Aug. 26, 2008
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They're amazingly useful, do it :)
About the pen; ask a teacher or some technician to get it for you.
 
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