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Post by Info-Mac » July 16th, 2002, 5:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Tue, 16 Jul 02 Volume 19 : Issue 57

Today's Topics:

.MSG Files: How do I open them
[*] About This Particular Macintosh (ATPM) 8.07
[*] Castle Wolfenstein 5.1
[*] CDFinder 3.6.2 for Mac OS 8.6 - Mac OS X
[*] ConverTableUnits211.sit.hqx abstract
[*] ConverTableUnitsX211.sit.hqx abstract
[*] Free Backup 3.0
[*] GraphicConverter Carbon 4.4.2J Japanese Version
[*] GraphicConverter PPC 4.4.2J Japanese Version
[*] HRMReaderClassic.hqx
[*] igstwisted_1.2.sit
[*] image-sxm-168-4.hqx
[*] Quark version 2.0 OS 9
[*] Quark version 2.0 OS X
[*] QuoEdit 1.0.3
[*] SoundLib 2.0
[*] Tex-Edit Plus Classic 4.1.3J - Japanese Version
[*] Tex-Edit Plus for OS X 4.3b3J - Japanese Version
[*] Virtual Composer version 3.2
[Q] Visual Basic port?
[Q] way to indicate modem scripts in OS X
dos2unix-type program for translating .txt files
National Geographic Magazine
Q: .avi files on Mac
QuicKeys-type programs and OS X

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Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 20:43:10 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Info-Mac
Subject: .MSG Files: How do I open them

At 1:03 PM -0700 on 06/14/02, Herb Kroemer wittily wrote:

>I find myself with a lare number of files whose name ends in ".MSG"
>that I am unable to open in any of the applications that I have
>installed. They are supposedly some sort of email files. How do I
>open them?
>
>Herbert Kroemer
>Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
>University of California at Santa Barbara
>--
>Herbert Kroemer
>Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
>University of California at Santa Barbara
>EMail: [email protected]

I would try opening them with BBEdit, there is BBEdit Light which is free and
you can dowload it from or
just look for the right page or directory, if
you don't have the comercial version.

Not sure what they are but BBEdit will open anything and if it can display it
as text it will do so. :-}
>>
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

("`-''-/").___ ..- -''"`.. _
( 6_ 6 ) `-. ( ``-._.-`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `.'``-..-'
` `_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
((((,-'' ((((,' (((.-' fl

Blessings cat


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Date: 4 Jul 2002
From: "A. Lee Bennett, Jr."
To:
Subject: [*] About This Particular Macintosh (ATPM) 8.07

This is the print-optimized PDF edition of the July 2002 issue of ATPM.
About This Particular Macintosh (ATPM) is a free monthly e-zine about the
*personal* computing experience. If you prefer a screen-optimized PDF or an
offline Webzine format, visit to download
current and past issues in your preferred format.

The contents of ATPM 8.07 are as follows:

Columns
The Candy Apple: Ups and Downs of the Market
About This Particular Web Site
The User Strikes Back: Who Controls Your Future?
The User Strikes Back: Attack of the Killer CDs
Networking: Thoughts on Apple's XServe
How To: System 6 Networking via LocalTalk
How To: Choosing a Digital Camera
Reviews
Burst 1.0.1
FileXaminer 1.1
Learning Unix for Mac OS X (book)
Mojo Mail 2.6.7
QPict 5.1
Extras
Cartoon: Hambone
Cartoon: Cortland
Desktop Pictures: Normandy

[Archived as /info-mac/art/zine/atpm-807-print.hqx; 1652 K]

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Date: 5 Jul 2002
From: "J. Benjamin Mills"
To:
Subject: [*] Castle Wolfenstein 5.1

Castle Wolfenstein 5.1
For Wolfenstein 3D

Castle Wolfenstein is a 55-level scenario for Wolfenstein 3D (the old one,
not Return to Castle Wolfenstein). From the creator of other fine scenarios
such as First Strike and Temple of Doom, Castle Wolfenstein is probably the
most challenging scenario you will ever play. You will encounter ghosts,
vicious corporals, and the dreaded ENRON EXECUTIVES! Requires the full
version of Wolfenstein 3D.

Version 5.1 includes a new ending and several major bug fixes.

For all the latest news for Castle Wolfenstein and the original Wolfenstein
3D, visit my web site at geocities.com/alvon_del_camio.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/com/wolf/castlewolf-51.hqx; 6357 K]

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Date: 5 Jul 2002
From: "Norbert M. Doerner"
To:
Subject: [*] CDFinder 3.6.2 for Mac OS 8.6 - Mac OS X

CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to catalog your hard
disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, floppies, ZIPs and anything else that spins.
It has a great user interface and very useful search functions.
CDFinder supports drag&drop and requires a PowerPC CPU.
While System 8.6 is required, CDFinder is also fully compatible to
MacOS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X.
A special feature is the multi-lingual user interface
(German/French/English/Italian/Swedish/Spanish/Chinese).

Together with CDWinder 1.6 for Windows,
this is a special cross platform, network solution to catalog disks
and CD-ROMs on a Macintosh and a PC.

The new version can be obtained from the CDFinder home page
.

A single user license of CDFinder is $25, multi user licenses are available.

New in CDFinder 3.6.2:

- CDFinder now handles Mac OS X application packages (Mac OS 9.0 or
newer).

- A new language added to the user interface: Spanish!

- The Audio-CD settings have a new option that allows CDFinder to
access any other freedb server.

- A new Eject menu can eject volumes directly from inside CDFinder.

- All files whose name starts with a period are now declared invisible.

- A few minor bugs have been fixed, regarding the display and
renaming catalog files.

This version requires Mac OS 8.6 and CarbonLib 1.1 or newer.

Contact:
Norbert M. Doerner
Mozartstr. 16
64546 Moerfelden-Walldorf
Germany


[Archived as /info-mac/disk/cd-finder-362.hqx; 1265 K]

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Date: 5 Jul 2002
From: "Synergy Creations"
To:
Subject: [*] ConverTableUnits211.sit.hqx abstract

This is a demo version of Synergy Creations' ConverTable Units software
for Macintosh. Version 2.1.1 release date: July 1, 2002.

ConverTable Units is a unit converter with several unique features.
ConverTable Units teaches how to do unit conversions.ß Click the "show
tutor" triangle, and ConverTable Units shows you the math required for the
conversion you've asked it to perform.ß In fact, ConverTable Units "thinks"
about conversions using a "unit cancellation" method widely taught in high
school and college science courses.ß By showing how conversions are done,
(not just spitting out an answer!) ConverTable Units represents a great
teaching and learning tool.

Other features:
- Plug-in architecture (add your own units)
- Easy to use calculators included-both algebraic and RPN!
- Over 260 units available!ß 97 built-in units (unregistered), 82 more when
you register, plus (at last count) 95 more available through plug-ins.
- To unlock all the features, there is a $15 registration fee.

http://www.synergycreations.com/converTableUnits.html

System Requirements:
- PowerPC Mac, Mac OS 8 or 9

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/convert-table-211.hqx; 1112 K]

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Date: 5 Jul 2002
From: "Synergy Creations"
To:
Subject: [*] ConverTableUnitsX211.sit.hqx abstract

This is a demo version of Synergy Creations' ConverTable Units X software
for Macintosh. Version 2.1.1 release date: July 1, 2002.

ConverTable Units is a unit converter with several unique features.
ConverTable Units teaches how to do unit conversions.ß Click the "show
tutor" triangle, and ConverTable Units shows you the math required for the
conversion you've asked it to perform.ß In fact, ConverTable Units "thinks"
about conversions using a "unit cancellation" method widely taught in high
school and college science courses.ß By showing how conversions are done,
(not just spitting out an answer!) ConverTable Units represents a great
teaching and learning tool.

Other features:
- Plug-in architecture (add your own units)
- Easy to use calculators included-both algebraic and RPN!
- Over 260 units available!ß 97 built-in units (unregistered), 82 more when
you register, plus (at last count) 95 more available through plug-ins.
- To unlock all the features, there is a $15 registration fee.

http://www.synergycreations.com/converTableUnits.html

System Requirements:
- Mac OS X 10.1 or later

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/convert-table-211-x.hqx; 1299 K]

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Date: 2 Jul 2002
From: John Rethorst
To:
Subject: [*] Free Backup 3.0

Backs up any files and folders on any disks to any location(s), in Finder
format or as Stuffit archives. Supports any number of backup sets - each
will keep its own list of items to back up, where to back them up to and
which format to use. Automatically email or distribute backups. Back up
multiple sources to multiple destinations at one time. Extensive options
for unmatched power, flexibility and ease of use.

New in this version: major rewrite. Triple the previous feature set for
powerful, flexible backup design. Much better interface. Faster. High
password security. Searchable, context-sensitive help.

Requires OS 7.5 or later, and the Akua Sweets and Dialog Director scripting
additions, both free for individual use at Info-Mac.

Unsolicited comments from users include: "Wow! Very slick . . . quite nice!
It has a lot of safeguards in it, all of which are very good, and much more
functionality than I normally need . . . Top Download [Version Tracker] . .
. Popular Download [Download.com] . . . Thumbs Up rating [Download.com] . .
. Popular [ZDnet.com] . . . I tested all sorts of backup software,
including commercial ones, and I think Free Backup is the best, because it
is simple and effective. I specially like the testing after the copying . .
. fast, I must say! . . . Thank you very much for your nice work! . . .
Free Backup has the best function- ality and features of all similar apps I
know of, and the nicest looking and easiest reading doc . . . I love the
features . . . Easy to use! . . . Many thanks once again and may your
generosity of spirit be amply rewarded . . . great scripts . . . works well
. . . fine suite of backup programs . . . excellent example of scripting
technique [MacScripter] . . . THANKS!!! What a great piece of software!
Thanks mucho gracias! . . . it's GREAT . . . 5-STAR . . . this is great
software . . . a winner . . . Good tool, well explained . . . very nice
program and the documentation is good . . . excellent and easy-to-use . . .
this is a great program . . . fantastic . . . I love it . . . a great
product! . . . A great utility! Keep up the good work! . . . FANTASTIC!
Can't live without it! . . . very handy . . . very well-behaved and,
better, useful . . . It's great. It's worked flawlessly for me . . . I love
the utility . . . your documentation is by far above any Shareware/Freeware
app (on any platform) I've seen . . . Kudos! . . . I am impressed! . . .
The GUI is great . . . it's truly a great little utility . . . elegant
interface . . . I think Free Backup is an excellent program . . . Great
work! . . . Splendid . . . awesome program".

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/free-backup-30.hqx; 765 K]

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Date: 9 Jul 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] GraphicConverter Carbon 4.4.2J Japanese Version

This is the Japanese version of the GraphicConverter package. This is the Carbon
version for MacOS X or MacOS 9 with CarbonLib. Download the PPC
version for PPC Macintoshes with Mac OS 8.0 or later.

GraphicConverter converts pictures to different formats.
Also it contains many useful features for picture manipulation.

Key features of GraphicConverter:

*Imports about 145 graphic file formats
*Exports about 45 graphic file formats
*File Browser
*Batch conversion with additional actions
*Slide show
*Easy creation of optimized images for the internet
*Basic images manipulation
*Enhanced images manipulation
*AppleScript support
*Support of new technologies like LuraWave LWF format

Import file formats:

PICT, Startup-Screen, MacPaint, TIFF (uncompressed, packbits, CCITT3/4
and lzw), RIFF, PICS, 8BIM, 8BPS/PSD, JPEG/JFIF, GIF, PCX/SCR,
GEM-IMG/-XIMG, BMP (RLE compressed BMP's also), ICO/ICN, PIC (16 bit),
FLI/FLC, TGA, MSP, PIC (PC Paint), SCX (ColoRIX), SHP, WPG, PBM/PGM/PPM,
CGM (only binary), SUN , RLE, XBM, PM, IFF/LBM, PAC, Degas, TINY,
NeoChrome, PIC (ATARI), SPU/SPC, GEM-Metafile, Animated NeoChrome,
Imagic, ImageLab/Print Technic, HP-GL/2, FITS, SGI, DL, XWD, WMF,
Scitex-CT, DCX, KONTRON, Lotus-PIC, Dr. Halo, GRP, VFF, Apple IIgs,
AMBER, TRS-80, VB HB600, ppat, QDV, CLP, IPLab, SOFTIMAGE, GATAN, CVG,
MSX, PNG, ART, RAW, PSION, SIXEL, PCD, ST-X, ALIAS pix, MAG, VITRONIC,
EPSF (with the help of EPStoPICT), Meteosat5, Sinclair QL, VPB, j6i,
ASCII, ESM, CAM, PORST, Voxel, NIF, TIM, AFP, BLD, GFX, FAX3, SFW,
BioRad, PSION 5, KDC (only PPC), QNT, JBI, DICOM, FAXstf, SKETCH, CALS,
EletronicImage, X-Face, NASA Raster-Metafile, Acorn Sprite, HSI-BUF,
FlashPix (with QuickTime 4), ISS, RLA, VBM, HPI, CEL, WBMP, PGC, PGF.

Export file formats:

PICT, Startup-Screen, MacPaint, TIFF (uncompressed, packbits and lzw),
GIF, PCX, GEM-IMG/-XIMG, BMP, IFF/LBM, TGA, PSD, JPEG/JFIF, HP-GL/2,
EPSF, Movie (QuickTime), SUN, PICS, PICT in Resource, PBM/PGM/PPM, SGI,
TRS-80, ppat, SOFTIMAGE, PNG, PSION, RAW, WMF, XWD, XBM, XPM, Clip,
ASCII, PAC, ICO, RTF, VPB, Finder Icons, PSION 5, X-Face, ISS, CEL,
WBMP, PGC.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/grf/graphic-con-442-cbn-jp.hqx; 5480 K]

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Date: 9 Jul 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] GraphicConverter PPC 4.4.2J Japanese Version

This is the Japanese version of the GraphicConverter package. This is the PPC
version for PPC Macintoshes with Mac OS 8.0 or later. Download the Carbon
version for MacOS X or MacOS 9 with CarbonLib.

GraphicConverter converts pictures to different formats.
Also it contains many useful features for picture manipulation.

Key features of GraphicConverter:

*Imports about 145 graphic file formats
*Exports about 45 graphic file formats
*File Browser
*Batch conversion with additional actions
*Slide show
*Easy creation of optimized images for the internet
*Basic images manipulation
*Enhanced images manipulation
*AppleScript support
*Support of new technologies like LuraWave LWF format

Import file formats:

PICT, Startup-Screen, MacPaint, TIFF (uncompressed, packbits, CCITT3/4
and lzw), RIFF, PICS, 8BIM, 8BPS/PSD, JPEG/JFIF, GIF, PCX/SCR,
GEM-IMG/-XIMG, BMP (RLE compressed BMP's also), ICO/ICN, PIC (16 bit),
FLI/FLC, TGA, MSP, PIC (PC Paint), SCX (ColoRIX), SHP, WPG, PBM/PGM/PPM,
CGM (only binary), SUN , RLE, XBM, PM, IFF/LBM, PAC, Degas, TINY,
NeoChrome, PIC (ATARI), SPU/SPC, GEM-Metafile, Animated NeoChrome,
Imagic, ImageLab/Print Technic, HP-GL/2, FITS, SGI, DL, XWD, WMF,
Scitex-CT, DCX, KONTRON, Lotus-PIC, Dr. Halo, GRP, VFF, Apple IIgs,
AMBER, TRS-80, VB HB600, ppat, QDV, CLP, IPLab, SOFTIMAGE, GATAN, CVG,
MSX, PNG, ART, RAW, PSION, SIXEL, PCD, ST-X, ALIAS pix, MAG, VITRONIC,
EPSF (with the help of EPStoPICT), Meteosat5, Sinclair QL, VPB, j6i,
ASCII, ESM, CAM, PORST, Voxel, NIF, TIM, AFP, BLD, GFX, FAX3, SFW,
BioRad, PSION 5, KDC (only PPC), QNT, JBI, DICOM, FAXstf, SKETCH, CALS,
EletronicImage, X-Face, NASA Raster-Metafile, Acorn Sprite, HSI-BUF,
FlashPix (with QuickTime 4), ISS, RLA, VBM, HPI, CEL, WBMP, PGC, PGF.

Export file formats:

PICT, Startup-Screen, MacPaint, TIFF (uncompressed, packbits and lzw),
GIF, PCX, GEM-IMG/-XIMG, BMP, IFF/LBM, TGA, PSD, JPEG/JFIF, HP-GL/2,
EPSF, Movie (QuickTime), SUN, PICS, PICT in Resource, PBM/PGM/PPM, SGI,
TRS-80, ppat, SOFTIMAGE, PNG, PSION, RAW, WMF, XWD, XBM, XPM, Clip,
ASCII, PAC, ICO, RTF, VPB, Finder Icons, PSION 5, X-Face, ISS, CEL,
WBMP, PGC.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/grf/graphic-con-442-ppc-jp.hqx; 5758 K]

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Date: 2 Jul 2002
From: "Stuart Tevendale"
To:
Subject: [*] HRMReaderClassic.hqx

HRMReader is a Mac OS X and OS 9 application for reading data from Polar
Heart Rate Monitors and displays the data in graphical or tabular form. It
was inspired by the lack of Macintosh support from Polar for their devices.

The software also allows you to view your Heart Rate and Speed data as a
graph, a table or as a bar graph, showing the distribution of your heart
rate in various zones. A Summary of the data can also be displayed, showing
laptimes, etc.

HRMReader requires Mac OS 8.1 - 9.2.2. Mac OS X Version is in Development

[Archived as /info-mac/app/hrm-reader.hqx; 881 K]

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Date: 5 Jul 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] igstwisted_1.2.sit

IGS Twisted is MacOS X screen saver with a bunch of squares in 3D space
(using OpenGL).
The interesting part is the movement algorithm (independently
developed). There are more than 15 different controls adapted to the
"psychic vibes" surrounding your computer. Some say it synchronizes to
any music playing but it may just be myth. Download and see for
yourself.

New to version 1.2:
-New Square Size psychic variable
-Fixed the white flash when starting up
-Removed Extra Export Symbols
-Possibly fixed the Preview bug (on some computers the preview was not
working)
-Added a hint of ambient lighting
-Transparency Preference
-Grid Options Preference

[Archived as /info-mac/app/ss/igs-twisted-12.hqx; 148 K]

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Date: 2 Jul 2002
From: Steve Barrett
To:
Subject: [*] image-sxm-168-4.hqx

Image SXM is a version of the public domain image analysis software
NIH Image that has been extended to handle the loading, display and
analysis of scanning microscope images. Image SXM supports images
from the following systems:

Burleigh Instruments
Digital Instruments NanoScope
DME Rasterscope
Gatan DigitalMicrograph (DigiScan)
JEOL SEM, WinSem and SPM
Klocke Nanotechnik SPM and SNOM
Leica TCS
LEO
Molecular Imaging
Noran Vantage
Omicron and Omicron SCALA
Oxford Instruments TOPSystem
Park Scientific Instruments
Philips
Quesant Instruments
RHK Technology
ThermoMicroscopes
TopoMetrix
Vacuum Generators
WA Technology
Zeiss LSM

To keep up to date with news of the latest version of Image SXM,
check the web page http://reg.ssci.liv.ac.uk/

If you have problems, or any comments or suggestions for new
features that you would like to see in future versions of Image SXM,
then please email me.

Steve Barrett July 2002 [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/grf/image-sxm-168-4.hqx; 3974 K]

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Date: 3 Jul 2002
From: Jean Bovet
To:
Subject: [*] Quark version 2.0 OS 9


Quark is a think-shoot-them-escape game. You will have to face many
intelligent bugs and evil people to exit this terrific electronic world.

A powerful level editor is included with Quark. You can create as many level
as you want and play with them.

If you would like Quark to include one or more level that you've created,
just send me the level file and I'll include it in the next version of
Quark. I don't guarantee that all level will be included. Also, level may be
subject to change before being included into Quark.

More information and download at http://www.curvuspro.ch/quark

[Archived as /info-mac/game/quark-20-os9.hqx; 3956 K]

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Date: 3 Jul 2002
From: Jean Bovet
To:
Subject: [*] Quark version 2.0 OS X


Quark is a think-shoot-them-escape game. You will have to face many
intelligent bugs and evil people to exit this terrific electronic world.

A powerful level editor is included with Quark. You can create as many level
as you want and play with them.

If you would like Quark to include one or more level that you've created,
just send me the level file and I'll include it in the next version of
Quark. I don't guarantee that all level will be included. Also, level may be
subject to change before being included into Quark.

More information and download at http://www.curvuspro.ch/quark

[Archived as /info-mac/game/quark-20-osx.hqx; 4056 K]

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Date: 3 Jul 2002
From: Lyomei Sakai
To:
Subject: [*] QuoEdit 1.0.3


QuoEdit is a text editor for plain (monostyled) text that runs on
System 7.1 or later of Mac OS.

The archive includes both PowerPC version and 68K version.
After you extracted (or copied) QuoEdit's folder onto your hard disk drive,
please read Read Me First.

Features:
Intended to provide quick operations with simple interface.
Supports AppleScript;
fully scriptable and recordable with/without the Script Editor
and also attachable.
Some menus are customizable and up to three menus can be added.
Supports regular expression search as well as multi-file search.
Multiple levels of undo/redo for each document.
WorldScript savvy.

In version 1.0.3...
QuoEdit now can be used as an external editor of FTP client (such as
Fetch).
Added some Applescript terms (such as 'object reference' property).
Fixed a bug that allocated memory was partially not released.

[Archived as /info-mac/text/quo-edit-103.hqx; 1235 K]

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Date: 3 Jul 2002
From: Stefan Schramm
To:
Subject: [*] SoundLib 2.0


SoundLib 2
http://www.rootsolutions.de/soundlib/
[email protected]

PPC 601 or higher, OS 8.1 or later, 16 Mb RAM, 24 Mb hard disk space,
color monitor.

SoundLibrary helps you manage your growing sample and sound library. If
you are tired of searching through stacks of CD ROMs, floppies, and DAT
tapes, SoundLibrary is for you. Enter basic or detailed information,
then print a media label for a variety of formats.

Key features:
* point-and-click interface.
* user definable grouping of records and default values to speed up data
entry.
* instantly find your personal favourites in any given category.
* label printing for several media types.
* sample size calculation, perfect for efficient data collection before
cd writing.
* context-sensitive online help.
* compatible with the rootsolutions' StudioSystem.

[Archived as /info-mac/data/sound-lib-20.hqx; 2876 K]

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Date: 8 Jul 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Tex-Edit Plus Classic 4.1.3J - Japanese Version

This is the Japanese version of the Tex-Edit Plus package for classic Mac OS.

Tex-Edit Plus is a scriptable, styled text editor that fills the gap
between Apple's bare-bones SimpleText and a full-featured word
processor. It's fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface.
It's also great for cleaning up text which is transmitted over the
Internet.

Tex-Edit Plus features: PowerPC native (fat), extensive munging
abilities, unlimited file size, Drag&Drop support, AppleScript support,
Word Services support, Speech Manager support, picture handling, sound
handling, movie handling, ability to create SimpleText Read-Only
documents, and much more. System 7.0 or better required.

Tex-Edit Plus can read and write UTF-16 (unicode) text. The new file
format is fully backward compatible with previous versions.

Tex-Edit Plus supports unlimited undo and redo.

Each paragraph can be formatted individually. These new paragraph
settings include text justification (left, center, right, full), space
above, space below, left indent, right indent, first line indent (or
hanging outdent), and bottom border (in one of several line styles).
Each paragraph can also have its own line spacing (in one point
increments) and dominant text direction (useful for right-to-left
scripts).

NEW IN 4.1.3:

Fixed several small bugs including one involving the Paste Style command.
Page numbers are no longer printed when you print a single page document.

[Archived as /info-mac/text/texeditplus-413-jp.hqx; 1141 K]

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Date: 8 Jul 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Tex-Edit Plus for OS X 4.3b3J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the Tex-Edit Plus package.

Tex-Edit Plus is a scriptable, styled text editor that fills the gap
between Apple's bare-bones SimpleText and a full-featured word
processor. It's fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface.
It's also great for cleaning up text which is transmitted over the
Internet.

Tex-Edit Plus features: Extensive munging abilities, unlimited file size,
Drag&Drop support, AppleScript support, Word Services support,
Speech Manager support, picture handling, sound handling, movie handling,
ability to create SimpleText Read-Only documents, and much more.

Tex-Edit Plus can read and write UTF-16 (unicode) text. The new file
format is fully backward compatible with previous versions.

Tex-Edit Plus supports unlimited undo and redo.

Each paragraph can be formatted individually. These new paragraph
settings include text justification (left, center, right, full), space
above, space below, left indent, right indent, first line indent (or
hanging outdent), and bottom border (in one of several line styles).
Each paragraph can also have its own line spacing (in one point
increments) and dominant text direction (useful for right-to-left
scripts).

Version 4.3.0b3

* Added "Clear Menu" command to clear the "Open Recent" submenu.
* Added scriptable switch in the prefs dialog to toggle Quartz anti-aliasing.
* Read and write RTF documents.
* OS X Services enabled (in the Tex-Edit Plus menu).
* Quartz anti-aliased text enabled (requires OS 10.1.5 or greater).
* New character styles added (All Caps, All Lowercase, Hidden).
* Click at the left margin to select a line, double click the left
margin to select a paragraph.
* Improved tab efficiency. The "Real Tabs" menu item has been
eliminated, since tabs are always enabled.
* Various minor internal performance enhancements and bug fixes.
* Downgrade alert--> The "Show Invisibles" command will show "hidden"
text, but it no longer shows non-printing characters (CR, FF, Tab,
space). This hopefully will be corrected in a future version of the text engine.
* Fixed script bug involving the "close window saving yes" command.
* Fixed bug noted after editing iDisk files. (Tex-Edit would ask to
mount iDisk at incorrect times.)

[Archived as /info-mac/text/texeditplusosx-43b3-jp.hqx; 2178 K]

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Date: 5 Jul 2002
From: Ioannis
To:
Subject: [*] Virtual Composer version 3.2


Virtual Composer is a graphical multichannel musical compiler, sequencer
and analyzer, designed for perfect execution of complex polyphonic music
using QuickTime's Musical Architecture. It is mainly intended for
serious performers who want to simulate human-like performances or who
wish to manipulate musical scores in ways similar to those when
performing live. Playing is effected via QuickTime's internal Musical
Instruments synthesizers so you don't need MIDI cables or external
devices and all upsampling and downsampling is done automatically via
QuickTime. The application provides a very extensive set of global and
local music controllers for volume and staccato as well as unique
acceleration/deceleration facilities, making possible humanlike
performance simulations. The program provides the ideal environment for
analyzing musical scores with powerful search facilities, including
naive, intervalic and rhythmic searches, with passive (score) and active
(channel) transpose facilities, with a quick Fast Fourier Transform
facility and a Statistics facility. The above facilities can be used to
completely disassemble the inherent structure of any musical score and
to identify various correlations between different pieces or even
between different channels of the same piece. An extensive set of
examples is provided, with emphasis on the music of J.S.Bach.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/snd/virtual-composer-32.hqx; 2817 K]

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Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 21:41:32 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Info-Mac
Subject: [Q] Visual Basic port?

At 9:25 PM -0400 on 06/27/02, Don Webb wittily wrote:

>Problem:
>An application written in Visual Basic 6 for Windows has to be made a Mac
>hybrid.
>The programmer can find no equivalent Mac version of Visual Basic 6 and is
>stumped.
>
>Query: Is Visual Basic necessary? Can he use a compiler in some way to
>achieve the same effect?
>
>Please pardon my queries if they're totally bonkers; I am not a developer
>and am clueless on the subject. But the problem remains, and time is
>pressing...
>
>Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
>
>Don W.
>

There are two possibilites that might help, use a BASIC compiler that does
work on the Mac, there is RealBASIC and there is FutureBASIC.
>>
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

("`-''-/").___ ..- -''"`.. _
( 6_ 6 ) `-. ( ``-._.-`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `.'``-..-'
` `_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
((((,-'' ((((,' (((.-' fl

Blessings cat


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Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 10:58:50 -0400
From: Ken Laskey
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Q] way to indicate modem scripts in OS X

My company has some software for dialing to our server and it
requires identifying a connect script. Under OS 9 and before, this
was located under Remote Access -> Options -> Protocol tab and you
could Import Script. Is there any way to do this under OS X?

--

Ken Laskey
[email protected]

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Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 23:33:31 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Info-Mac
Subject: dos2unix-type program for translating .txt files

At 4:45 PM -0400 on 06/12/02, Arthur Snoke wittily wrote:

>I am preparing a CD with a number of packages (.tgz and .zip compressed
>directory trees) some of which come from PCs. I would like to find a
>program like the UNIX dos2unix for the MAC which could translate text
>files, getting rid of the PC line-ending characters. Simpletext gives
>ugly little boxes down the left side. BBEdit does the translation, as do
>word processing programs like WORD. But I would like to provide a
>separate program on the CD for MAC users.
>
>Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
>
>Arthur Snoke
>
>p.s. Ideally it could work on both OS9 and OS10. I can probably find a
>sed script which should work on OSX.

This will woprk on 68k Macs and PPC [but not under OS X], and it is free.

[TextToMac 1.32]

TextToMac is a utility program for Macintosh computers. It converts the
end-of-line
code of text files between Macintosh, MS-DOS PC, and UNIX formats. These
computers use different codes to indicate the end of each line. Macintosh
uses "CR
(0x0D)", MS-DOS PC "CR+LF (0x0D0A)", and UNIX "LF (0x0A)".

+++ How to Use +++
Just drag & drop the file you want to convert to the TextToMac icon.
First, you set the default way conversion method for each file type (from
Macintosh/MS-DOS/UNIX to Macintosh/MS-DOS/UNIX). When you drag & drop a file,
the program recognizes its type and, voila, you get the converted file.

+++ How to Setup +++

First, double-click the TextToMac icon. The Setup dialog box appears.The Setup
dialog box also appears if you drag & drop while pressing the Option key.

There are four things you have to setup.

+How to Convert? (Conversion Method)
TextToMac reads the content of the dropped file and tries to find an
end-of-line code.
It recognizes the file type by looking at the form of the end-of-line code.
Here you
should set up which type of text file should be converted to which type. For
example,
Macintosh -> UNIX
means that the program will convert a text file with the Mac-type end-of-line
code to
a file with UNIX-type.

+Where to save the converted file?
You set how to define the folder for saving the converted file. Choose from the
following three.
1. Show "Save as" dialog
The program displays the standard "Save as" dialog box for each of
the dropped
files. You set the folder (and the name) each time.
2. Save to the same folder as original
Save the converted file into the same folder as the original, with a
different
name. The new name will be the original name plus an extension
(suffix). The
program alerts you if a file with the same name already exists.
3. Overwrite original file
The program overwrites the original without changing the name. The
alert
message will appear. You can disable this alert by unchecking the box
below this
option.

+What extension should be added?
Set the extension to be added to the original file name. Each file type
should have a
different extension. If you choose the option 3 written above, the setting
will be
ignored.

+The type of the creator for the converted files
The finder launches an application according to the "creator name" written in
the
document file. Here you set the application program you want to launch when you
double-click the icon of the converted text file.Click "Set" and the standard
dialog box
appears. Select the program you want to use and click "Open". You can also
directly
type the Creator name.

+About Fast convert option
In case "Fast Convert" is checked, the conversion will become little bit
faster.
With this option, TextToMac omit to draw the progress bar and to check user
interrup
during one file is processed. So, this option is only effect to large text
file conversion.

+About Convert Folder option
In case "Convert Folder" is checked, you can drag and drop folder onto
TextToMac in order
to convert all TEXT files inside the folder. If you do not want convert
folder inside
dropped folder recursively, uncheck "Convert Subfolder" option.

+++ Miscellaneous +++

The end-of-line codes are the following.
Macintosh ..... CR (0x0D)
MS-DOS ........ CR+LF (0x0D0A)
UNIX .......... LF (0x0A)
If TextToMac doesn't find these codes in the dropped file, it does nothing, .

The Setup dialog box also appears if you drag & drop while pressing the
Option key. If
you click "Save" after changing the preferences, the program saves the new
preferences and then converts the files. If you click "Temp", the program
converts
the files according to the new temporary setup but does not save it.

Access PC may hang up when you copy a file with more than one extensions (e.g.
"Test.c.dos") to a DOS floppy. TextToMac is likely to generate such a file,
so be
careful!

++++++
This program is designed by ITO, Kei and coded by SUMIYA, Takahiro.
This is freeware.
Any comments, suggestions or bug reports are welcome.
Please contact me via e-mail.

Takahiro Sumiya
mailto:[email protected]
http://www.mis.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~sumi
>>
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

("`-''-/").___ ..- -''"`.. _
( 6_ 6 ) `-. ( ``-._.-`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `.'``-..-'
` `_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
((((,-'' ((((,' (((.-' fl

Blessings cat


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Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 22:34:07 -0500
From: Melvyn Halbert
To: [email protected]
Subject: National Geographic Magazine

Laurence:

I didn't notice any response to your query in InfoMac V19 #48 about an
index for National Geographic. Here are three lines of attack that
occurred to me:

1. You said that "Windows versions are available, but none for the Mac."

Isn't it easy to read a Windows file on the Mac, perhaps with the help of
MacLink Plus (which used to come with every Mac in former times), and have
MacLink Plus convert it to a format directly readable on a Mac? If the
Windows file was written in Microsoft Word, shouldn't you be able to read
it on a Mac using an appropriate version of Word for Mac?

2. The library at my place of work sent out a note about three years ago
that read, in part:

"Every issue of the famous National Geographic magazine from 1888
through 1997 is now available at [our] Research Library.
The CD allows easy searching through more than 180,000 spectacular
photographs and over 9,300 articles. Every page, map and advertisement
that has appeared in National Geographic over the past 109 years is
included. More than 500 foldout maps that have accompanied the
magazine are also available on CDROM."

I don't know where the library obtained this CDROM (would you like me to
ask?), but I assume it came from the National Geographic Society itself
since it has the full texts, photos, maps, and even the ads. So, if this
CDROM is in the proper format to be read on a Mac, wouldn't this serve your
purposes? And if it were not in Mac-readable format, perhaps a friend with
a PC and a CD writer could make a copy for you in a Mac-readable format.

3. A National Geographic enthusiast published this note in InfoMac V15 #26:

"Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 00:17:16 -0500
From: (Edoardo Milotti) [email protected]
Subject: [*] National Geographic Index

"Do you own a collection of old National Geographic Magazines? Have you ever
tried to find that nice article that you barely remember and which would be
quite useful right now, but you don't know how to dig it out of the
collection?

"The yearly index (published since 1983) does not help very much, because
the titles of the articles are quite imaginative but rarely contain the
keywords that let you find out what you need. For instance, how could you
tell that the article "Oldest Known Shipwreck" deals with an archaeological
find in Turkey? (You can find it in the December '87 issue at page 693)

"I have copied (with scanner and OCR SW) all the yearly indices since 1983
and have added a handful of keywords (not already in the title itself), so
that the resulting list may be searched with a text editor (e.g. with the
Find and Find All utilities in BBEDIT). The structure of the list is quite
obvious, and the records contain the title, the page number and the
keywords.

"My choice of keywords is quite personal, it may be wrong and is certainly
incomplete. Let me know of any mistake that you find in the list.

"If you like this edited index please send me a postcard.

"Greetings to all the lovers of the National Geographic Magazine.

"Edoardo Milotti
Via Margotti, 19
I-34170 Gorizia, Italy
e-mail [email protected]

"[Archived as /info-mac/app/national-geographic-index.hqx; 35K]"

............

I just checked the Info-Mac Hyperarchive at MIT, but couldn't find the file
submitted by Mr. Milotti. However, I did download it in 1997 and still
have the corresponding .sit file on my hard drive. Let me know if you want
a copy by email. If so, please make it clear which of the two addresses
you list is the one I should use.

Melvyn Halbert

---------------------------

>
>
>Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 11:57:43 -0400
>From: Laurence Hawkins
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: Index for National Geographic
>
>Have searched unsuccessfully for a Mac version of an index for the
>National Geographic magazine. Windows versions are available, but
>none for the Mac!
>
>Help! I have over 40 years of the N.G. but only an outdated index!
>
>Laurence Hawkins
>--
>Laurence & Melitta Hawkins
>
>B'dos:- Phone: 1-246-432-7118. Fax: 1-603-676-0500
>T'dad:- Phone: 1-868-623-9791
>
>------------------------------
>

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Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 21:15:09 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Info-Mac
Subject: Q: .avi files on Mac

At 10:43 PM +0900 on 06/14/02, [email protected] wittily wrote:

>How can I view .avi files on my Mac? I'm running MacOS 9.1 with QT
>5.0.5. QT doesn't seem to be able to handle them (required software
>unavailable??), and neither does RealPlayer (it tries to download
>software but flakes out halfway) or Windows Media Player 7 (it says
>that the files are the wrong format).
>
>TIA

There are several files that one can download to enable you to play most of
the .avi files. These files go in the Extensions folder:

Indeo½ Video
Indeo½ Video 4
Indeo½ Video 5
Intel Raw Video
msvc decompressor

I am not sure if there are any more or not just look for Indeo½ Video X,
where X is some number. These are the codex files that QT needs to enable you
to play the .avi files.

Note that there are some .avi files for which there is no Mac codex
available, these can't be played on the Mac, you may have some of these.
>>
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

("`-''-/").___ ..- -''"`.. _
( 6_ 6 ) `-. ( ``-._.-`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `.'``-..-'
` `_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
((((,-'' ((((,' (((.-' fl

Blessings cat


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Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 00:32:11 +0200
From: "Dewey Markham Jr."
To: [email protected]
Subject: QuicKeys-type programs and OS X


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Hi,

I've been using KeyQuencer 1.2.2 for ages and have recently switched to OS
X. A visit to Binary Software (which sells this program) shows that the site
hasn't been updated for several years and an e-mail to Alessandro Levi Montalcini
(KeyQuencer's creator) has produced no reply, leading me to believe that the
program will never see Carbon much less Cocoa.

I deeply miss my macros, especially with AppleWorks 6, and will have to switch
to some other program. Users of QuicKeys are not too happy with it right now
(although not necessarily for reasons to do with the program's operation itself)
, so I am looking at alternatives.

Aside from AppleScript, which I have been promising to learn for several years
now, are there other programs that anyone might recommend?
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dewey Markham, Jr.
96, rue Laroche | Voice/Fax: (33) 5 56 52 13 51
33000 Bordeaux | Internet: [email protected]
France

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Hi,

I've been using KeyQuencer 1.2.2 for ages and have recently switched
to OS X. A visit to Binary Software (which sells this program) shows
that the site hasn't been updated for several years and an e-mail to
Alessandro Levi Montalcini (KeyQuencer's creator) has produced no
reply, leading me to believe that the program will never see Carbon
much less Cocoa.

I deeply miss my macros, especially with AppleWorks 6, and will have
to switch to some other program. Users of QuicKeys are not too happy
with it right now (although not necessarily for reasons to do with the
program's operation itself), so I am looking at alternatives.

Aside from AppleScript, which I have been promising to learn for
several years now, are there other programs that anyone might
recommend?

Helvetica------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dewey Markham, Jr.

96, rue Laroche | Voice/Fax: (33) 5 56 52 13 51

33000 Bordeaux | Internet: [email protected]

France
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