Re: [wpmac] Running WordPerfect on Mac
- It's a bit complicated. When OS X first came out, on G3, G4, G5 PPC
Processors, they included a compatiblity mode called Classic. It was OS 9
running on top of OS X. However, Classic does not work on Intel processors
(Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, Core Quad, etc.) - nor does Classic work on any OS
after Tiger. (Leopard, Snow Leopard).
So, technically, no, OS 9 running on top of OS X on an Intel CPU is not
classic. That's why you have to have something like SheepShaver in order to
But, when people talk about "Classic" in the world of Macs, they are
referring to OS 9.
- Chad Smith
On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 4:12 PM, <singet@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 10/3/09 1:58:53 AM, chad78@...<chad78%40gmail.com>writes:
> > OS 9 on a newer (Intel) Mac on top of OS X. Then, within OS 9,
> Is this what they consider "classic?"
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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- On Oct 4, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Bob Stern wrote:
>> Dr. Harry Corsover wrote:Yes. I mis-"spoke" above. The postscript file is created fine (using
>> I haven't even been able to get Print to PostScript (from which I
>> could create a PDF) to work in Classic.
> Have you tried installing the AdobePS Postscript printer driver in
> Classic? It prints to a .ps postscript file. (Distiller in Classic,
> or Preview in OS X, can convert a .ps file to PDF.)
Print to File), but I've tried this multiple times, and I've never
before been able to create as PDF from that file (Distiller 5.x just
doesn't work as it used to, and when I double clicked on the .ps file
in the Finder, I got something showing the progress as supposedly
created a PDF file, but then I could not find any such file. I also
just noticed that I no longer have an Adobe Acrobat folder in my
Applications (OS 9) folder, but only one in OS X Applications. I
don't know if that makes a difference here.
Today I stumbled on a solution, although I still have no idea why it
If I first quit ("stop") Classic and then double click on a
postscript file, it opens Preview and converts to PDF without a
problem. If Classic is still running, this doesn't work.
In any case, thanks for your comments and suggestions. I can now
create PDFs from those old RSG files, and even from some old things I
scanned in using PaperPort in OS 9 or earlier.
Harry D. Corsover, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Linda G. Azzi, R.N., B.S. <www.corsazzi.com>
Corsover & Azzi, Consultants in Personal Growth and Effectiveness
3545 Golden Spur Loop, Castle Rock CO 80108
Phone: (303) 674-8448