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Post by Info-Mac » March 27th, 2002, 10:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Wed, 27 Mar 02 Volume 19 : Issue 29

Today's Topics:

[*] TidBITS#622/25-Mar-02
[*] "Verbs & Nouns" Sample Phrases 1.1 - language learning
[*] Bookmarksman1.22 (Stand-alone Japanese version)
[*] Bookmarksman1.22-Template (Japanese version)
[*] FileBuddy 6.1.8J - Japanese Version
[*] pdfman -- a shell script to display man pages as pdf
[*] Stimulus 2.0 for Classic Mac
[*] Stimulus 2.0 for Mac OS X
[*] StudioSystem 4.1
[*] TennisAce 1.0
[*] Verbs & Nouns 2.5.5 - foreign language learning
[*] Word List Maker 2.2.2 - text utility
[A] floor plan software
[Q] Mac Won't Shut Down
Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer
Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer
Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer
Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer
Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer
Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer ANSWER
Acrobat in Explorer: Culprit PDFViewer
Easy View for OS X
Easy View for OS X Answer
Printing to a LW Select 360 through a SMC Barricade
word problems

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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 22:00:00 -0800
From: TidBITS Editors
To: [email protected], [email protected],
Subject: [*] TidBITS#622/25-Mar-02

TidBITS#622/25-Mar-02

Missing Mac OS 9 functionality in Mac OS X? Check out Adam's
roundup of Mac OS X utilities that replace that Mac OS 9 look-and-
feel. Mark Anbinder covers Apple's Macworld Tokyo announcements of
a 23" LCD display, a 10 GB iPod, Bluetooth support, and iMac price
increases. Then Gideon Greenspan joins us with an overview of how
computers are used in biology. Finally, two important Mac OS X
releases fill out the issue: Retrospect 5.0 and Mailsmith 1.5.

Topics:
MailBITS/25-Mar-02
New Cinema Display, iPod, Bluetooth, iMac Price
Top Mac OS X Utilities: Restoring Mac OS 9 Functionality
Bioinformatics and the Mac




[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-622.etx; 33K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Jacek Iwanski
To:
Subject: [*] "Verbs & Nouns" Sample Phrases 1.1 - language learning


V&N Sample Phrases' is a sample collection of sentences for use with
English Inflection dictionaries (created with the Verbs & Nouns
language-learning program). This package is an easy way to try out the
'Phrase Engine' feature in Verbs & Nouns. You can extend this module by
adding more text-files to it.

To try out the module you should:

1. Make sure that the program Verbs & Nouns version 2.5.4 or later is
installed on your Hard Disk.

2. Download any of the following Verbs & Nouns Inflection Dictionaries:

- English Verbs 2.1 (or later),
- English Nouns 2.1 (or later),
- English Adjectives 2.1 (or later).

You can download any of these direct from the Info-Mac archives (the
Education/Language directory), or via links from this web site site:
. If you are downloading
especially in order to try the Phrase Engine, we recommend "English Verbs".
If you already have other English Inflection Dictionaries you can use them
instead.

Jacek Iwanski.

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/v-and-n-sample-phrases-11.hqx; 2625 K]

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Date: 25 Mar 2002
From: jiro
To:
Subject: [*] Bookmarksman1.22 (Stand-alone Japanese version)

File name : Bookmarksman1.22(Stand-alone Japanese version)
Freeware
Size : 1800k(Stuffed)

This is a stand-alone version of "Bookmarksman1.22". Though it is a
Filemaker Pro5.xx database, you do not have to have Filemaker Pro5.xx to run
it.

Bookmarksman helps one keep track of web browser bookmarks that tend to
have the nasty habit of haphazardly accumulating into something unmanageably
humongous.

The new features include the following:

(1) "Note" field is introduced. (2) The number of listed bookmarks is
constantly displayed. (3) A single click searches several fields for the
keyword. (4) Japanese words are more accurately handled in search and
indexing.

The main features are :

(1) Search results get displayed in list view
(2) Duplicate URLs are easily extracted and deleted
(3) Bookmarks can be sorted
(4) You can jot down notes in the "Note" field
(5) Drag/Drop-aware
(6) Utterly free of charge

Author : Jiro Negishi

[email protected]
http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~jiro/

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/bookmarksman-122-sa-jp.hqx; 2615 K]

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Date: 25 Mar 2002
From: jiro
To:
Subject: [*] Bookmarksman1.22-Template (Japanese version)

File name : Bookmarksman1.22-Template (Japanese version)
Freeware
Size : 16k
Version : 1.22

The new features include the following:

(1) "Note" field is introduced. (2) The number of listed bookmarks is
constantly displayed. (3) A single click searches several fields for the
keyword. (4) Japanese words are more accurately handled in search and
indexing.

Bookmark Database (Filemaker Pro Template)
Requirement : Filemaker Pro (5.XX or better)

This is a simple and modest Filemaker template that helps one keep track of
web browser bookmarks that tend to have the nasty habit of haphazardly
accumulating into something unmanageably humongous.

The main features are :

(1) Search results get displayed in list view
(2) Duplicate URLs are easily extracted and deleted
(3) Bookmarks can be sorted
(4) You can jot down notes in the "Note" field
(4) Totally customizable
(5) Drag/Drop-aware
(6) Utterly free of charge

Author : Jiro Negishi

[email protected]
http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~jiro/

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/bookmarksman-122-jp.hqx; 18 K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] FileBuddy 6.1.8J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the FileBuddy package.

File Buddy is quite simply the most powerful and popular high-level file
utility available for your Macintosh.

File Buddy 6 requires a PowerPC-based Macintosh with System 7.6 or
later. File Buddy 5 is available for 68K Macintoshes. The latest Japanese
release of the carbon version of File Buddy (File Buddy 7)
can be downloaded from .

*View and edit a wide range of file and folder information in the info
window.
*Create droplet applications that automatically apply changes to items
dropped on them, including the contents of folders.
*Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria.
Enhance file searches with plug-ins that extend file search capabilities.
Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found items. Make File
Buddy your default file finding application using the File Buddy CP
control panel.
*Modify the names of multiple files at once. For example, remove ".txt"
from the names of a group of files.
*Much, much more...

Changes and fixes in this version:

1. Attempting to set the creator of files in the orphaned file window
with the Change Creator... command (the last item in the button menu)
would cause a crash. Fixed.
2. At some point prior to v6.1.7, some of the libraries in the File
Buddy project had to be replaced, and the new ones were added in such a
way that the operating system thought File Buddy required the presence
of certain libraries which in fact are not required, but only used if
available. This prevented File Buddy from launching, producing a message
a message which said that "MenusLib" could not be found. This should no
longer happen, extending the supported systems back to 7.6 (again).
3. A search for orphaned files would not ignore the '????' creator, even
if it had been flagged to be ignored. Fixed.

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/file-buddy-618-jp.hqx; 1317 K]

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Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 21:32:33 +0000
From: "Alun J. Carr"
To: [email protected]
Subject: [*] pdfman -- a shell script to display man pages as pdf


--Apple-Mail-2--42752078
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset=US-ASCII;
format=flowed

This is a shell script, to be run in the Terminal in Mac OS X, which
provides an alternative to man. It will format the man page as a PDF and
open it in Aqua, allowing easy viewing, searching, and printing.

Requires that Ghostscript has been installed. Defaults to A4 paper (edit
it for US Letter) -- altering this might get added as an option in a
future release.

To use, treat it just like invoking man, e.g.:

pdfman grep

Alun

--Apple-Mail-2--42752078
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename=pdfman
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: application/octet-stream;
x-unix-mode=0777;
name="pdfman"

#!/bin/sh

# #(@) pdfman -- view a man page as PDF
# #(@)
# #(@) Usage
# #(@)
# #(@) pdfman [options] [section] command
# #(@) (as for man)
# #(@)
# #(@) Limitations
# #(@)
# #(@) Requires that Ghostscript is installed for ps to pdf conversion.
# #(@)
# #(@) Author
# #(@)
# #(@) Dr Alun J. Carr, [email protected]

# If no arguments given, get man to print out its error message
# and quit.
#
if [ "$#" -eq 0 ]
then
man
exit
fi

# Use the system temporary directory for the intermediate files.
#
mkdir -p /tmp/pdfman
tmpdir=/tmp/pdfman

# Set title to the last parameter variable
# (There must be a better way to do this, but I haven't figured out
# how to get at the last parameter using $#.)
#
for title
do
:
done
title="${tmpdir}/${title}.$$"

# Invoke man on parameter list and put output in text file named after
# the title of the command being looked up.
#
man -c "[email protected]" > "$title".txt

# If lookup failed, remove the textfile, if it exists, then quit.
#
if [ "$?" -ne 0 ]
then
rm -f "$title".txt
exit 1
fi

# Convert the textfile to PostScript on A4 paper.
# Then convert the PostScript file to PDF, and
# remove intermediate files.
#
enscript -hklq -i 0.75i -M A4 -p "$title".ps "$title".txt
rm -f "$title".txt
ps2pdf "$title".ps "$title".pdf

# If ps2pdf failed, clean up, then quit.
#
if [ "$?" -ne 0 ]
then
rm -f "$title".ps
echo "pdfman: ps2pdf failed"
exit 1
fi

# Remove the PS file, and open the PDF in the default viewer.
#
rm -f "$title".ps
open "$title".pdf

--Apple-Mail-2--42752078--

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Dave Wooldridge
To:
Subject: [*] Stimulus 2.0 for Classic Mac


--------------
Stimulus 2.0
--------------

Now Available for Classic Mac.

Enjoy Your Personal Collection of Photos, Digital Music, Video Clips, and
More with One Integrated Software Viewer/Player!

Version 2.0 includes the following new features:

* iPod Audio Playback
* Audio CD Playback
* Enhanced Support for 18 File Formats
* Redesigned Interface
* Improved Navigation
* Enhanced Slideshow
* Moveable Window Pane
* Faster Performance
* Built-In Help

Plus: Zoom In/Out, Scale-to-Fit, File Properties, and more!

Product Info:
http://www.ebutterfly.com/stimulus/

Classic Mac Download:
http://www.ebutterfly.com/stimulus/down ... ulus20.hqx

FREE Upgrade for all Stimulus 1.0 customers!

Stimulus is $12 Shareware. The unregistered version of Stimulus will operate
in an unlimited mode for 30 days from the time the application is first
launched. If you wish to continue using this software after 30 days, you
will need to purchase a Serial Number at http://www.ebutterfly.com/

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
* PPC Mac OS 8.6 or higher.
* QuickTime 4 or higher.
* 6 MB RAM, 3 MB free hard drive space.
* Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading the included User's Guide.

Created by Electric Butterfly
Copyright (C) 2002 Electric Butterfly, Inc.
All rights reserved.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/stimulus-20.hqx; 1101 K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Dave Wooldridge
To:
Subject: [*] Stimulus 2.0 for Mac OS X


--------------
Stimulus 2.0
--------------

Now Available for Mac OS X.

Enjoy Your Personal Collection of Photos, Digital Music, Video Clips, and
More with One Integrated Software Viewer/Player!

Version 2.0 includes the following new features:

* iPod Audio Playback
* Audio CD Playback
* Enhanced Support for 18 File Formats
* Redesigned Interface
* Improved Navigation
* Enhanced Slideshow
* Moveable Window Pane
* Faster Performance
* Built-In Help

Plus: Zoom In/Out, Scale-to-Fit, File Properties, and more!

Product Info:
http://www.ebutterfly.com/stimulus/

Mac OS X Download:
http://www.ebutterfly.com/stimulus/down ... lus20x.hqx

FREE Upgrade for all Stimulus 1.0 customers!

Stimulus is $12 Shareware. The unregistered version of Stimulus will operate
in an unlimited mode for 30 days from the time the application is first
launched. If you wish to continue using this software after 30 days, you
will need to purchase a Serial Number at http://www.ebutterfly.com/

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
* PPC Mac OS X 10.1 or higher.
* QuickTime 4 or higher.
* 6 MB RAM, 3 MB free hard drive space.
* Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading the included User's Guide.

Created by Electric Butterfly
Copyright (C) 2002 Electric Butterfly, Inc.
All rights reserved.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/stimulus-20-osx.hqx; 1310 K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Stefan Schramm
To:
Subject: [*] StudioSystem 4.1


http://www.rootsolutions.de/studiosystem/
[email protected]

PPC, OS 8.1 or later (68K version available), full page color monitor
recommended.

The StudioSystem is a complete administration package for recording
studios and musicians.

*point-and-click interface: with more than 1600 field definitions, you
can enter as much detail as you wish or just use the modules that you
find most useful.

*cost-effective: solutions of this type are typically custom-programmed
and cost hundreds of dollars. The StudioSystem costs no more than a
roll of multitrack tape.

*integration: access all information from within one application. The
StudioSystem is communication and accounting software, archive, address,
and inventory database, studio calculator, appointment keeper, label and
track sheet printer, and more for all studio activity.

*support for international users: customize all printable forms with
local language templates (English, German, French, and Italian already
included).

[Archived as /info-mac/app/bus/studio-system-41.hqx; 4194 K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Stefan Schramm
To:
Subject: [*] TennisAce 1.0


http://www.rootsolutions.de/tennisace/
[email protected]

PPC, OS 8.1 or later, 16Mb RAM, color monitor.

TennisAce lets you track your performance against any number of players.
Head-to-Head statistics can be viewed and fun awards can be presented to
your partners. Shortcuts and customizable defaults make data entry as
easy as clicking a mouse.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/tennis-ace-10.hqx; 2635 K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Jacek Iwanski
To:
Subject: [*] Verbs & Nouns 2.5.5 - foreign language learning


'Verbs & Nouns' is an application for practising inflection, translation
and pronunciation at the level of single words. Features include the
opportunity to do various inflection exercises, and translation exercises in
both directions; to record and play sound for single words; to do
exercises based on sound or pictures; and to play various word-games.

The program keeps a record of exercises, and identifies the words that
the student has difficulty with. Along with the program, you need a
module for the target language concerned. The program can also be used
as an authoring tool to write your own modules of inflected words for
any language. A built-in 'inflection-generator' simplifies the addition
of these words. A 'Find' feature allows the modules to be used as
bilingual dictionaries.

Ready-made modules are already available for certain languages. You can
visit:



to get more information.

Jacek Iwanski.

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/verbs-and-nouns-255.hqx; 1922 K]

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Date: 23 Mar 2002
From: Jacek Iwanski
To:
Subject: [*] Word List Maker 2.2.2 - text utility


Word List Maker is a powerful and easy-to-use program, for generating
sorted word-lists of several kinds from one or more text files. It can
generate word-frequency lists, present the words in the reverse order of
letters, indicate the number of letters contained in each word, or sort
letters. You can use it to analyze texts, to make anagrams, word-frequency
lists, various indexes, spelling lists, to analyze words by their endings
etc.

The spelling filter is included. The spelling dictionaries are available
separately. The built-in grammar filter allows you to extract verbs, nouns,
adjectives etc. from any text file.

For more information about my software please visit:

http://users.netmatters.co.uk/dandaforbes

Jacek Iwanski.

[Archived as /info-mac/text/word-list-maker-222.hqx; 1600 K]

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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 12:20:39 -0800
From: Mike McNeil
To: Wendy Farkas , Info-Mac
Subject: [A] floor plan software


On 3/16/02 5:28 PM, "Wendy Farkas" wrote:

> Can anyone recommend Mac software to plan furniture arrangement in a new
> apartment?
Try www.abracadata.com

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Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 02:53:02 -0500
From: "Michael G. Schabert"
To: Egidio Leitao , [email protected]
Subject: [Q] Mac Won't Shut Down

At 11:44 AM -0600 3/14/02, Egidio Leitao wrote:
>Does anyone have a solution to this problem? When I select "Shut
>Down" from the pull-down menu, my Mac G4 restarts. I've tried a
>forced shut-down as per Apple's recommendation, but it didn't work.

My guess would be a misbehaved USB device. Try hooking *ONLY* the
keyboard and mouse from a different (working) Mac. If it shuts down
normally, then play around with your devices to see which is the
culprit.

HTH
Mike
--
Bikers don't *DO* taglines.

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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 11:27:33 -0600
From: Jesse the K
To: Info-mac
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer

You don't mention which system you're using, but the following advice
should work for any system using the Internet control panel. (I'm
clueless re: X).

Summon the Internet Control panel from the Apple Menu:Control Panels folder.

Choose the Advanced tab, then select File Mapping from the scrolling
icon list on the left.

You'll see a three-column list. Click on the left column to sort by
extension, then drag the scroll elevator around half-way down. You're
looking for the extension ".pdf". When you find it, click once to
select it, then click the Change button.

There's a search for applications that can open PDF files, then a
dialog box titled "Change Mapping" appears. Click on the "Show
Advanced Options" button. In the lower right hand corner, there's a
popup list thats labelled "Handled By." It currently reads
"Processing with application".

This is what you change.

Select "Saving to file" in that popup list. The "Change" button
highlights. Click it and you're done!

--- at 10:00 AM 3/18/02, Michael S. Silverstein wrote ---
> [...] I would like to return to having Explorer automatically download PDF
>files in the background.
> [...]
>I have looked over the settings in Exporer and in Acrobat, but I
>cannot find the one to make the documents automatically download in
>the background.

--
Jesse the K -- Madison, WI USA -- mailto:[email protected]
-[ Kindly forgive asynchrony; I read via digest ]-

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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 09:25:47 +0100
From: Eric Collet
To: [email protected]
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer

Hello Michael,

Acrobat 5 installed a plug-in for you in Explorer and changed the
settings to use it.
You may change that back:
In Internet Explorer Preferences for Receiving files/ File Helpers:
Scroll down to pdf and press "change...".
Under Handling: Choose "Post-process with Application" and set
Acrobat Reader to be the application.

Sincerely,
Eric

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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 12:32:55 -0600
From: WJ Shack
To: "Michael S. Silverstein" ,
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer

On Mon, 18 Mar 2002 10:00:24 +0200, "Michael S. Silverstein"
wrote:

>
>I would like to return to having Explorer automatically download PDF
>files in the background.
>
>(If I know I am about to hit a PDF link then I can use the right

Assuming you are in OS 9, go to the Internet control panel, choose
"advanced" tab, in resulting click on "file mapping" icon, then scroll the
extension list to find and select "pdf". Click change. In new window, click
"Show Advanced Options" button. In new window, where it says "Handle by" it
now says "Process with application". Click the popup and select "Save As
File"

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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 09:33:37 -0800
From: "Jim Wickman"
To: [email protected]
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer

Michael Silverstein wrote:

> when I use Explorer and choose a link that is connected to a PDF
>file, Explorer opens Acrobat and opens the file.
>
>I would like to return to having Explorer automatically download PDF
>files in the background.

-- Open Preferences. Go to: Receiving Files: File Helpers.
-- Click on 'Extension' in the upper right corner. That will
reorder everything.; search for the .pdf item. Hilite Portable
Document Format and select 'Change'

-- At the bottom of the window are two popup menus. Download
location is your choice.

-- 'Handling' is your key to sanity. Pick 'Save to file" as your
choice. Close Preferences

Everything should work to your satisfaction now.

L'Chayim! To Life!
--
--
Jim Wickman - - - Pasco WA

2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2

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Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:35:39 -0500
From: "Michael G. Schabert"
To: "Michael S. Silverstein" ,
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer

At 10:00 AM +0200 3/18/02, Michael S. Silverstein wrote:
>When I had Acrobat 4 installed and I chose a link to a PDF document
>in Explorer, the document would automatically download in the
>background.
>
>Then I installed Acrobat 5.
>
>Now, when I use Explorer and choose a link that is connected to a PDF
>file, Explorer opens Acrobat and opens the file.
>
>This is very annoying and time consuming.
>
>I would like to return to having Explorer automatically download PDF
>files in the background.

Hi Mike,
You set this in File Mapping. I believe that MSIE honors the Internet
Control Panel's settings (I don't currently use it), so open that
first. Then, click the Advanced tab. In the icon list on the left,
choose File Mapping. Choose the entry for .pdf click change. At the
bottom of the new window is a button to Show Advanced Options. Once
you click there, it widens the panel. hold down the mouse on
"Processing with Application" and switch to "saving file".

HTH
Mike
--
Bikers don't *DO* taglines.

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Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 09:45:08 -0500
From: Louis Bergeron
To:
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer ANSWER

In the Preferences of Explorer, check file HELPERS, then Acrobat and modify
the options for Acrobat. louis

From: "Michael S. Silverstein"
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 10:00:24 +0200
To: Info-mac
Subject: Acrobat 5 automatically launches in MS Explorer

When I had Acrobat 4 installed and I chose a link to a PDF document
in Explorer, the document would automatically download in the
background.

Then I installed Acrobat 5.

Now, when I use Explorer and choose a link that is connected to a PDF
file, Explorer opens Acrobat and opens the file.

This is very annoying and time consuming.

I would like to return to having Explorer automatically download PDF
files in the background.

(If I know I am about to hit a PDF link then I can use the right
mouse button to save to disk. However, most of the time I do not know
that the link is connected to a PDF document.)

I have looked over the settings in Exporer and in Acrobat, but I
cannot find the one to make the documents automatically download in
the background.

Can someone out there help me??

Thanks in advance!!

michael silverstein
materials engineering
technion

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Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 16:51:54 +0200
From: "Michael S. Silverstein"
To: Info-mac
Subject: Acrobat in Explorer: Culprit PDFViewer


A big thanks to those who wrote in with suggestions!

Most people suggested that I change the Advance Settings in the
Internet Control Panel. This did not help, even after I changed all
extensions that use Acrobat to "Save to File".

The culprit was something called "PDFviewer", described as a Netscape
Plugin, which was sitting in the Internet Plug-ins folder in the
system folder.

Once I got rid of that, Explorer did not recognize PDFs and asked me
if I wanted to save the file to disk. The resulting file was
recognized as a PDF by the system.

Thanks for your help!

Michael Silverstein
Materials Engineering
Technion

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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 08:26:44 -0500
From: Clinton MacDonald
To: Don Chesnut and Cathy Jo Cassidy , [email protected]
Subject: Easy View for OS X

Mr. Chesnut:

At 10:57 AM -0800 03/14/2002, Don Chesnut and Cathy Jo Cassidy wrote:
>I've used the digest reader Easy View for years to read Info-Mac and
>TidBits. I've checked for a new version for OS X but there's nothing
>posted. Anyone know of a similar program for the new OS?

Take a look at "SetextView" by Christian Swinehart
. Check for
downloading information.

SetextView has a nice Cocoa look-and-feel, and is a great substitute
for EasyView. There are limitations to SetextView: every file to be
added to a Library must have ".etx" appended, and the documentation
is incomplete. And sadly, I must report that SetextView is pretty
buggy -- for instance, the "------> NEW" arrows that TidBITS uses in
its sections will crash SetextView every time. I have learned to edit
TidBITS digests before adding them to my TidBITS Library.

All in all, though, I like SetextView tremendously, and owe thanks to
Mr. Swinehart for bringing it to us in all its Cocoa glory.

Best wishes,
Clint

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Dr. Clinton C. MacDonald |

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Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 10:16:16 -0500
From: Louis Bergeron
To:
Subject: Easy View for OS X Answer

I like the program too to view Tidbits. However, the development of Easy
View have been stopped a while ago. Last version is 2.6.2. Since Easy View
uses setext, it is kind of special. Adam Engst could provice much more
details about Easy View.

From: Don Chesnut and Cathy Jo Cassidy
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 10:57:33 -0800
To: [email protected]
Subject: Easy View for OS X

I've used the digest reader Easy View for years to read Info-Mac and
TidBits. I've checked for a new version for OS X but there's nothing
posted. Anyone know of a similar program for the new OS?

Don
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Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 21:22:53 -0500
From: Jean Richard
To: [email protected]
Subject: Printing to a LW Select 360 through a SMC Barricade

I'm using a Barricade SMC7004ABR router/print server to allow small
networking with an iMac, an old PowerMac 7200, a LW Select 360 and
a ASDL internet link.

It works fine, except for the print server. Reset is not done the proper
way on
the Select 360. The first job prints normally, but for any further jobs,
you have
to wait the 300 seconds default timeout or to hard reset the printer.

Result is the same using OS-8.1 (from the PM7200), OS-9.2 and OS-X, as
well as using direct shell command with the Unix Terminal. However, using
shell command and allowing burst page banner printing makes reset ok
(banner printing setting is not available through OS-X and anyway, I
don't
want to waste paper).

Any idea how to achieve a reset through normal printing processus ? No
support from SMC : the Barricade is sold as a multi OS switch-router with
a Windows print server. They don't want to support print server for Mac
or
Linux users. No support from Apple too. It's not Apple hardware.

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Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 09:13:24 +0100
From: Eric Collet
To: [email protected]
Subject: word problems

Hello Doug,

I've encountered similar problems with a Word98 document containing
equations (from Equation Editor).
On saving, Word was pretending that the disk with lots of free GB was
full. Trying to outrageously increase Words memory wouldn't help. I
finally found out that one single corrupt equation in the document
was causing this misbehavior. Removing it and retyping it from
scratch remedied the issue. (Just don't ask me how the equation got
"corrupt"...)
Do you have non-text objects in your document? Try to remove them,
group-wise or one by one, to see if that removes your problem.

Sincerely,

Eric

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>When I attempt to save a document in Word, I sometimes get an error message
>saying the disk is full or too many files are open. However, I have
>abundant memory (both set for Word and in RAM) and often have only one to
>three short documents open.
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