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Updates to SheepShaver, including printing

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  • John Rethorst
    There are more recent builds floating around than 2.3, the last official release that s included with the distribution in the Links section here (thanks
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2007
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      There are more recent builds floating around than 2.3, the
      last "official" release that's included with the distribution
      in the Links section here (thanks again to Marco for hosting
      the link). I understand that SS now lets you open applications
      that are in the Unix folder or subfolder thereof, and the little
      bug where you click somewhere in your document and the
      insertion point lands a character away has been fixed.

      Point being, it's an ongoing project, generating a lot of
      interest. Although it's stable and fully functional now,
      it's in active development. As is our group's distribution:
      here's an idea for a printing update.

      At present, either to print or make a PDF file from your WP
      document, you hit Command-P and OK three dialogs, the last
      one giving you the choice between a print and a PDF. This
      could be reconfigured in a way that might be more
      convenient.

      The Laserwriter 8 driver can be used as well as the Adobe
      PS driver, by running the Desktop Printer Utility to
      configure the driver as a postscript translator (no printer
      attached).

      This would have the advantage of letting you choose one
      driver or the other from the PrintChoice menu at the right
      of the menu bar, after you enable PrintChoice with
      Extensions Manager.

      One driver could then send postscript documents to one
      folder within the Unix transfer folder, and the other
      driver to another folder. Folder action scripts attached to
      each folder would directly print the file or make a PDF of
      it, without your having to answer the third dialog.


      It's not a big difference either way, but if you e.g.
      almost always print to paper, this would be a little more
      convenient. Would anyone much prefer this?

      John R.
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