- Jul 7, 2009I finally got WordPerfect from the G3 onto the G4, it works beautifully, it
prints, templates are fine, I can open all my files. And for fun I turned
the machine off and then on again. All is fine.
Let me pass on some information that people might want to know about a
bunch of things.
I am not a complete neophyte, I have had Apple computers since 1888, I
remember upgrading to an SE/30 with a full ten million bytes of memory. This
conversion has been miserable, as perhaps all conversions after ten years are.
The problem had to do with the flash drive. I had noticed a couple days
ago that it was formatted for the PC. I tried to format it for the Mac, but
contrary to what someone said, I was NOT given the option of formatting it
for the Macintosh on either the G3 or the G4. I put it onto the Macbook Pro,
and it let me reformat it as Mac OS (Journal), whatever that means. I tried
to transfer the files using it, but it did not work. I put the flash drive
onto the G3 and clicked erase. This time, it let me format it as Mac OS
Standard. I put the WordPerfect files onto it, and moved them to the G4 with
no trouble. So the lesson is that, for some reason, the medium IS the
message. I am going to try to move the fonts to the G4 the same way, even though
I got them there through AOL already.
So there it is on the dock, and I am having a wonderful day. I think that
OS X does not have aliases the same way as OS 9. After WordPerfect starts
up, the OS 9 icon goes away, but everything works perfectly.
Someone suggested moving the files via localtalk. This G4 does not have
localtalk, I wonder if any of them ever did.
Now all I have to do is to figure out how to get the bookmarks into folders
on firefox, which I think has a lousy interface, and get the fonts problem
taken care of. And probably a bunch of tiny things that will pop up for
months. And get people used to a new gmail address.
Thank you for the help. As is so often the case, the questions were even
more helpful than the answers.
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