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Introduction

Note: the material described on this page refers to a Microsoft Word extension named Digicals. Digicals had been programmed in 2002 for MsOffice 2003 and Windows XP, and has been in service for 12 years. It is no longer made availble due to the fact that both Windows XP and Office 2003 have become obsolete. This page will be modified soon to reflect the concept of a digital format for the Symbolic Method in the year 2014 and in the days of mobile touchscreens. iPhone and iPad users are suggested to visit the Appstore if interested in using the symbolic method on their devices. More here. Background information regarding the Symbolic Method remains available on this page.

To whom it addresses

Item

Description

1

Card magicians

2

Publishers of books on card magic

3

Producers of videos on card magic

Background

Item Name

PDF-File

kB Date
1 Whitepaper

  

20 2002

2

Symbols Overview

 

 

Important notes about the symbollist - please consider the corrections listed below.

Corrections to the Symbollist:

Box 13 - it must say: Deck, face-down

Box 14 - it must say: Deck, face-up

Box 18 - it must say: Break, above 2nd card from below

Box 27 - it must say: Double Lift, double is held face-down

It results difficult to correct the PDF file, as the original document with the source text became victim to time & wear. I'll steal the moment and rearrange the list soon!

 

 

 

6 Nov. 2004
3 Screencam Snippet

   

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(Manually adjust the size of your browser window for optimum screen resolution. Created in 2009 using Office 2003)

Featured Items:

  • Creating a Text box

  • Creating Symbols such as combine stacks and turn a pile face-down

  • Plotting the new situation-check

  • A sequence from Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon's "Twisting the Aces"

     

2,000 Oct.

2010

4 Collage

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220 March 2009
5 about me Virtual magician waiting to get real. Impressed by card- and closeup magic, numerical solvers, programming, steely sand and giant dan, crypts and thermodynamics.    

Goods and Services

Item

Description

1

What it is: Digicals is an ActiveX COM add-in to MsOffice. Digicals takes the Symbolic Method into digital format. 

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Options: Install Digicals on your PC and start scripting card tricks in an unprecendented way.

  • Create living documents in MsWord to document, study, manage and maintain your card-material

3

More Options: Get in touch with me and based on an agreement I can generate the symbolic documents for you. You will  benefit from using the symbols:

  • for your own working library

  • to illustrate/supplement a book project or a magazine publication ranging from entire trick sequences to just individual position checks

  • as subtitles/subsymbols for a video/DVD project

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Further Options: Lectures on the subject of the symbolic method and its digital application. I travel frequently and chances are we can arrange this in your town be it in english, spanish, german. Additional hands-on workshops, limited to the number of 12 attendents entitle for a six-month license period.

Installation Media

Item

Download Link (not active)

Version

Size

Last Updated

1 3.2.2

13.2 MB

October 2009

2 1.2.2

2.7 MB

July 2009

  Note: since 2014 downloads are no longer available. The project has been rewritten and made available on the Appstore, more here      

Licenses

Item

Description

 

1

Time Licenses for launching the Digicals-Controls are sold in the Shop. 

Note: since 2014 downloads are no longer available. The project has been rewritten and made available on the Appstore, more here

Manuals (all links removed)

Item

Download Link MB Date
1  

31 kB

March 2008

2  

31 kB

March 2009

3  

296 kB

March  2009

  Screencams and sample documents are included with Digicals Setup. Note: since 2014 downloads are no longer available. The project has been rewritten and made available on the Appstore, more here.      

Authorization and Credits

Item

Description

Year

1

Juan Tamariz for the original formulation of the symbolic notation for card tricks

ca. 1975

2

Authorization to pulish and offer the electronic version of the symbolic notation through handshake with JT

2005

Samples

Item

Author

Title

Original Source

Editorial

Original Publication Date

Acrobat

1

Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon

Twisting the Aces

Dai Vernon´s Inner Secrets of Magic

The Supreme Magic Company

1959

29 kB

2

Jesús Etcheverry, Ascanio

Ases para Conocedores

La Magia de Ascanio Vol. 3

Ediciones Laura Avilés Páginas

2000

75 KB

3

Juan Tamariz

Póker de Jotas

Sinfonia en Mnemonica Mayor Vol 2

Editorial Frakson

2000

6 KB

4

Simon Aronsom

Undos

Try the Impossible

Simon Aronson Publications

2001

227KB

References

Nr.

Author

Title

Year

Editorial

1

Juan Tamariz

Método Simbólico Vol. I

1978

Escuela Mágica de Madrid

2

Juan Tamariz

Método Simbólico Vol. II

1978

Escuela Mágica de Madrid

3

Juan Tamariz

El Nuevo Método Simbólico

ca. 1985

Editorial Frakson

4

Juan Tamariz

Sonata 1991

Editorial Frakson

Links

 

 

© Ralph Cos [last updated January 2016]