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I have a Wacom Digitizer II tablet which has been used very effectively for some 5-6 years on a variety of PCs. The tablet uses the serial port which of course does not exist on the Mac. I have recently purchased an iMac and was wondering whether I am likely to be successful in using the tablet by utilising a serial to usb adaptor. Any guidance or experiences would be most useful. The iMac is using OS X 10.5.4. Thanks, Martin
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I have a Digitizer II tablet as well and my research brought me to the conclusion that there are no drivers available to get it to work in OSX so a serial to USB adaptor would be a waste of money.

Of course, I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong.

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I have a Digitizer II tablet as well and my research brought me to the conclusion that there are no drivers available to get it to work in OSX so a serial to USB adaptor would be a waste of money.

Of course, I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong.
Thanks for the prompt reply. I will wait for some more replies but it looks like a new purchase is likely. Martin
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I have a Digitizer II tablet as well and my research brought me to the conclusion that there are no drivers available to get it to work in OSX so a serial to USB adaptor would be a waste of money.

Of course, I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong.
Solved easily with the purchase of Keyspan USB-Serial Adaptor obtained for £12.00 from Amazon, and the TabletMagic software. Plugged in, installed the drivers and TabletMagic - works a treat. Martin
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Excellent. I may have to give that a try.

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Download the Tablet Driver:

http://www.thinkyhead.com

Install will place it in the preferences pane.

You will need a serial adapter:

I use the Keyspan USA-19HS
Tripp Lite Keyspan High-Speed USB to Serial Adapter (USA-19HS)
Download the driver and install it.
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