Re: [wpmac] Running WordPerfect on Mac
- In a message dated 10/3/09 7:54:24 PM, chad78@... writes:
> But, when people talk about "Classic" in the world of Macs, they areGot it...when I got my previous laptop, the hard drive of which just up and
> referring to OS 9.
died suddenly, at first there were too many things I could not run until I
took it back to the Apple Store and they said, "Oh all you need is 'classic'
and you can run all that stuff. My oldest laptop is also, 'classic,' and
there aer things on it that I would like to be able to transfer as well. I'm
wondering if there is any way short of paying Apple over $500 to get some
unsaved data off my 'dead' laptop. I've been told there are various ways to do
this without shipping a computer to Apple. It's not that I expect everything
for free, it's just that I think some of this stuff is outrageous.
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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