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WPMac stalls during startup
I had WPMac working nicely and then I repaired disk permissions with Disk Utility on my Mac OS X 10.6. Now WPMac tries to open but stalls after displaying the...
Jan 24, 2012
[OT] A literary history of word processing
"literary scholars have become increasingly interested in studying how the tools of writing both shape literature and are reflected in it": ...
Jan 13, 2012
I've had it! I was proud of how long I stayed on Tiger: almost as long as I stayed with system 6 after 7 came out, or as long as I stayed there before moving...
Jan 11, 2012
Seven years, seven thousand members
It's only a small chapter in the book of software, but I wonder whether any other PC computer program in history, once abandoned, has had anything like the...
Jan 5, 2012
Can anyone tell me the procedure to install the Prefab Player? I downloaded the package from the files section. The manual says that the player is installed by...
Dec 29, 2011
I copy documents into Word in order to save them as pdf. This messes up formatting, and so forth. Is it possible to somehow save them as pdf in Wordperfect? ...
Dec 28, 2011
Does WPMac benefit from QuickDraw GX?
WPMac 3.1 onwards was compatible with QuickDraw GX, but does it benefit from it? I recently came across a posting on another forum that suggests that screen...
Dec 18, 2011
[OT] Novell-Microsoft lawsuit: mistrial
"Windows ain't done 'till Lotus won't run" http://seattletimes
7.html John R....
Dec 17, 2011
Re: & Quick Look plug-ins now enable WPG previews
... I've just discovered that Pixelmator (I have an old demo version of v1.2 here) unfortunately declares a bad UTI of "com.wpg.
wpg" for .wpg files in its...
Dec 16, 2011
[ANN] Open WP Files 1.0.4
This version contains two changes: 1) Updates the Info.plist file to include Uniform Type Identifiers for .wpg files to match those declared in Gero Herrmann'
Dec 16, 2011
Spotlight & Quick Look plug-ins now enable WPG previews
I just released version 3.5 of the Spotlight & Quick Look plug-ins. With this version, Quick Look previews for WPG files have become possible. WPG files are...
Dec 13, 2011
A page to add to the Links list?
This page has a large collection of WP macros, many by John, but many by other people: http://freegroups.
shtml Is it worth...
Dec 13, 2011
Classic (6.x) Emulation in OS X (3,.x, 4.x) on PPC
Dear Group: Having "lurked" for quite a while, I'm fairly familiar with what this group is - and isn't - about. This is one of those OFF-topic to this group...
Dec 8, 2011
[ANN:] Build your own SheepShaver-
I've put together an AppleScript that makes it easy to create your own SheepShaver-
based system for running Mac OS 8.5 through 9.0.4 under OS X. You will need...
Nov 30, 2011
Change Unix folder location in WPMacAppliance
I have installed the WPMacAppliance installation of SheepShaver and have it running nicely; however, I would like to change the default location of the Unix...
Nov 18, 2011
Font Sampler, and Prefab apps
I must be missing something. When I try to run these apps, I get a message saying that the Classic environment is no longer supported. I have SheepShaver...
Nov 16, 2011
Text to Clipboard
... Good to know. I've deleted the link here to it. ... And nice to have! Tools like this support a more flexible and productive work environment. ... ...
Nov 12, 2011
[ANN:] Automator Service copies text of WP file to clipboard
After some earlier exchanges, I wondered if it might be possible to create something useful that hasn't been done before. So I threw together an Automator...
Nov 12, 2011
WP Viewer opens Mac docs
Stumbled across a utility that opens and reads (with some formatting) WPMac docs -- on a Mac. Nice to see, as a sign of interest in the file format as well as...
Nov 11, 2011
PPC Apps in Lion?
Hello, I know this group is primarily about WordPerfect, but with all the effort put into maintaining a working "Classic" environment after Apple removed the ...
Nov 8, 2011
Does WPMac use the "WP IBM Char Sets" or "WP Envelope Fonts"?
Corel distributed a set of "WP IBM Character Set" fonts with WPMac 3.5e or some other version, and I've been including it with any WPMac/SheepShaver or...
Nov 5, 2011
Will we soon be homeless?
Nov 3, 2011
[ANN:] An updated system that runs WPMac under SheepShaver
I've substantially revised the system I put together that uses SheepShaver to run WPMac in a window on the OS X desktop. It now prints directly to any printer ...
Oct 30, 2011
WordPerfect for DOS on Mac OS X - revised system
I've revised the system I've put together for running WordPerfect for DOS under Mac OS X. (Remember, this is WP for *DOS* - not Windows, not the Mac - the one...
Oct 28, 2011
SheepShaver / WP and the clipboard
You can copy and paste text, including styled text, to and from WordPerfect in SheepShaver or Basilisk, and any OSX application. When we say clipboard, we...
Oct 19, 2011
WP Mac App ?
I downloaded and installed the WPMacApp last week on a iMac 1.25 Power PC running OS 10.5. My machine is partitioned w/ OS 10.5 and 10.4.11 running Classic....
Oct 19, 2011
The art and science of typography
Our own Ed Mendelson has published "The Human Face of Type" in the New York Review of Books: ...
Oct 18, 2011
latest WPapp post By John R Error message Numeric Opertaion too larg
Just received messge from John R and installed the latest version of Sheepshaver/
WP Can Open but keeps coming up with Numeric operation too large. May have to...
Oct 17, 2011
We owe much to Steve Jobs
What would personal computers (not just Apple) be like without his contributions? Would there even be a GUI? Xerox invented it, but it took others, including...
Oct 6, 2011
Kevin Jaques, B.A., J...
Steve Jobs, 1955–2011
... Thank you for the tribute, John. The Washington Post's Hank Stuever wrote some poignant words about Steve and the passage of time in an article titled...
Oct 6, 2011
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