Re: [wpmac] SheepShaver
- I saved this message from when I had the same problem.
I finally get a chance to contribute to this forum.
This is from John Rethorst
You can copy and paste text, including styled text, to and
from WordPerfect in SheepShaver and any OSX application.
The way to do this is included in the Using SheepShaver
and WP.pdf document included in the distribution, but it
could perhaps be clearer.
When we say clipboard, we actually mean one of the few
clipboards probably active on our Mac at any time. The
OS has a clipboard, for use by all running applications,
but larger or more sophisticated applications tend to be
written with their own clipboards. The application has more
control over it and it's faster, but the application and
system clipboards then need to talk to each other to transfer
data. They do this when you switch applications.
When you copy and paste from one OS 9 app to another,
or from one OSX app to another, you first select text and
choose Copy from the Edit menu. This places the text on
application A's clipboard. You then switch to application B
When you brought application B to the front (activated it),
application A pasted the contents of its clipboard onto the
system clipboard, for use by any other application. When
application B came to the front, it copied the contents of the
system clipboard, so that text is now on application B's
clipboard as well. Then you paste, and the text appears in
application B's front window.
This works the same way with SheepShaver and WP, but
remember that WP is now an application running inside
SS, another application, so we need to do a total of one
extra mouse click to get the text from one clipboard to
the other. So:
1) to copy text from WP to any OSX app:
select text in WP and copy. This puts the text on WP's
clipboard. Then click on the SheepShaver desktop, to
bring the Finder to the front. This copies the text from
WP's clipboard to SheepShaver' s clipboard. Then switch
to the OSX app and paste.
2) to copy text from any OSX app to WP:
select text in the OSX app and copy. Switch to SheepShaver.
If WP is the active app in SS, click on the SS desktop.
This copies the text to SS's clipboard. Then click in the
WP window. This activates WP and copies the text to
WP's clipboard. Then paste.
This sounds much more complicated than it is. Just
remember to click on the SS desktop on your way to
or from WP, and it works fine.
----- Original Message ----
From: jackdveirin <jdveirin@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:39:23 PM
Subject: [wpmac] SheepShaver
I opened a WordPerfect document on my MacBook with SheepShaver. I
wanted to copy text from the WP document and paste it into an e-mail.
I could not figure out how to do that. I could copy the text. But,
it would not paste into the e-mail. Any suggestions? Thanks.
New Orleans, LA
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- Copy text from the WP document. Click once on the Sheepshaver
desktop.Paste the text into the mail message.
--- In email@example.com, "jackdveirin" <jdveirin@...> wrote:
> I opened a WordPerfect document on my MacBook with SheepShaver. I
> wanted to copy text from the WP document and paste it into an e-mail.
> I could not figure out how to do that. I could copy the text. But,
> it would not paste into the e-mail. Any suggestions? Thanks.
- I've tried to install SheepShaver on my MacBook, and I think I know
why it's not working, but I'd like your advice on how to proceed.
I have a SheepShaver folder called SheepShaver folder, containing:
a folder called shared
a file called Mac OS ROM that I have good reason to believe is a
compatible ROM file
a locked disk image file called macos9800.dmg that purports to be the right disk image.
It's the last that I suspect. But the contents look like what I would
expect to see in the right disk image.
Sheepshaver fails to launch.
How would you suggest I proceed?
- The best place to get an answer to this non-WordPerfect question is at the forums at www.emaculation.com
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dick" <Dick@...> wrote:
> I've tried to install SheepShaver on my MacBook, and I think I know
> why it's not working, but I'd like your advice on how to proceed.