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  • One reason to run WPMac under Windows is that WPMac 3.5e is the only version that can edit WPMac 3.5e files and save them in the same format. WP for Windows can open some 3.5e files if they have simple formatting, and save them as 3.5 files, but it crashes if you try to open 3.5e files with complex formatting. LibreOffice (and other OpenOffice derivatives) can open 3.5e files, but...
    em315@... Jul 10
  • If anyone uses WPMac in SheepShaver running under Windows, and is interested in a system like the WPMacApp, with printing, easy file transfer, etc., etc., please let me know via e-mail. I've got something working that may be ready to share with others.
    em315@... Jul 9
  • As Smokey says and I forgot: PrintToPDF had PDF-specific features otherwise available only in Adobe's PDFWriter which came with Acrobat, and that cost a lot of money - but Acrobat was the only way you could get all fonts baked into a PDF as searchable text (not as bitmap images). Incidentally, Acrobat 4.0 (the last one that worked with the Mac OS versions in SheepShaver-WP and the...
    em315@... Jul 7
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  • John, There's a very detailed description of the PrintToPDF driver included in the Stuffit archive; it explains everything much better than anyone else could do. It explains how to work around the driver's inability to embed fonts, though none of the workarounds are really satisfactory. One advantage of the PrintToPDF driver is that (by default) it gives the output PDF the same...
    em315@... Jul 6
  • Yes, I know both those things and have written about the first extensively here and on emaculation.com. My original message made clear that John's SheepShaver-WP and my WPMacApp already write PS files to OS X where they are converted to PDF. But this new method does not require OS X and does not use bitmap images of files, and does not require commercial software. No one is...
    em315@... Jul 5
  • Some recent posts mentioned the PrintToPDF printer driver as a method for printing PDFs from old Mac OS applications including WPMac. As described elsewhere, the PrintToPDF driver doesn't embed fonts, so all text in anything other than the basic PostScript 13 fonts gets converted to Times New Roman. Both John's SheepShaver-WP and my WPMac system include methods of printing PDFs to...
    em315@... Jul 5
  • Thank you for the contribution, and for mentioning SaintEdit. I didn't know about that text editor, and I've now added it to the Applications folder in the WPMacApp. It's a lot better than SimpleText for plain text files.
    em315@... Jul 3
  • I've updated the WPLO Converter so that it runs under macOS High Sierra. Nothing else is changed. The update is very rough-and-ready: I didn't take the time to remove a couple of hundred MB of files that could be dispensed with, because the effort didn't seem to justify the time required, so the file is almost twice as large as it was before. If (1) you use this application and (2...
    em315@... Jun 22
  • I've posted a minor update to the WPMacApp. With the older version, if you dropped a file on the app icon, and the file was not in your Documents folder ( = the "Unix" folder in SheepShaver), the app offered to open your Documents folder so you could move the file into it. That seemed awkward, so the current version offers to copy the file to the WPMacApp (SheepShaver) desktop, so...
    em315@... Jun 16
  • And for some reason, Yahoo drops the "1" from the end of that link, so you don't get a direct download by clicking on the link on the previous message (you get to a a download page instead, but it adds a step to the process). Here's another attempt to add the full link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6m2b8dypw8110fl/WPMacApp%20Installer.dmg?dl=1 I won't know until it posts whether the...
    em315@... Jun 6