Upgrade to Tiger! (was: problem printing . . .)
> Sometime ago, I responded to this message by saying I hadMost OSX driver installers are packages: control-click on
> a similar problem to this posting, but I had a late G4-17
> Powerbook and a Canon BubbleJet BJC-85 printer and
> couldn't print WP. Many people, Geoff most notably, and
> Canon USA, said I should just load and install the latest
> Canon Classic drivers. Well, you can't do this on these
> late PowerPC machines. I tried it many times without any
> I found that Canon's Classic Drivers will only
> successfully install when if a machine is running Classic,
> which this late G4 does not do.
the icon to show package contents, find the OS 9 driver and
install it manually.
But my recommendation is more simple, if not free: upgrade
Apple has called OSX a work in progress, and Tiger is a
stronger product than Panther or Jaguar in many ways.
I think if you run OSX you should be on Tiger.
Spotlight is one of the best features Apple has ever made.
While I didn't agree with David Pogue that it would change
the way you use your computer, it comes close. And the
WordPerfect plug-in is, well . . . perfect.
Apple radically revised Classic printing in Tiger. Use the
Laserwriter 8 driver, which comes with Classic, with no
configuration needed. Excellent control over printing, and
will print to a PS file, which Preview can open and save as