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Miscellaneous Macintosh FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Macintosh Computers and OSes

This FAQ about Macintoshes was compiled and written by Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Help! I have a virus. (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
90% of all problems reportedly caused by viruses are actually ...
-02 I think I've found a new virus. What do I do? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
*DON'T* post a report to any comp.sys.mac.* newsgroup. 99% of ...
-03 How do I make a postscript file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
First make sure a LaserWriter driver is in your System Folder. ...
-04 How do I print a postscript file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
On a Macintosh you'll need the LaserWriter Font ...
-05 Why won't my postscript file print on my mainframe's printer? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Moving PostScript files between the Macintosh and other platforms ...
-06 Why are my postscript files so big? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Versions 7.0 and later of the LaserWriter driver automatically ...
-07 How can I print postscript on a non-postscript printer? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
For most users who only want to print to ...
-08 How do I make my Imagewriter II print in color? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Applications such as SuperPaint 2.0 and MacWrite II ...
-09 Why doesn't Printmonitor work with the Imagewriter? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
You need to upgrade to System 7.5 and install QuickDraw GX. This ...
-10 Why did my document change when I printed it on someone else's printer? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
There are many different reasons this can happen. Far and away ...
-11 Is there a utility to preview postscript files on the Mac? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Net godhood awaits the first person to write a working shareware ...
-12 Can I attach a Laserjet or other PC printer to my Mac? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
If your printer isn't a PostScript printer with an ...
-13 How can I print grey scales on my Stylewriter I? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
The StyleWriter II driver 1.2 works with the StyleWriter I ...
-14 How can I edit a postscript file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
In the most basic sense PostScript files are just ASCII text, ...
-15 How can I move files between a Mac and a PC? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
This isn't as frequently asked a question as it used to be ...
-16 How can I translate files to a different platform? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
With the increasing popularity of cross-platform development, ...
-17 Should I buy SoftPC or a real PC? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
The various versions of SoftPC and SoftWindows run most DOS ...
-18 Should I buy Executor or a real Mac? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
ARDI's $99 Executor/DOS 1.2 allows some Macintosh applications ...
-19 Should I buy a DOS compatibility card or a real PC? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
There have been three generations of DOS cards from Apple as well ...
-20 How can I password protect a Mac? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
a password. Some of the more easily defeated products, ...
-21 How can I password protect a file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
The best (and in many ways only) means of protecting ...
-22 How can I password protect a folder? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
A first line of defense would be to use ResEdit, FileTyper, or ...
-23 How can I prevent software piracy? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Novice pirates may be stymied by simply storing an application ...
-24 How can I keep a hard drive in a fixed configuration? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Steve Jobs designed the Macintosh with the implicit ...
-25 How can I copy a track from an audio CD onto my Mac? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
First you must have a CD-ROM drive that supports this feature....
-26 How can I extract a sound from a Quicktime movie? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Movie2Snd is a freeware program available from all the ...
-27 How can I convert/play a MOD/WAV/MIDI etc. file? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Balthazar will play Windows .wav files and convert them ...
-28 Are there any good books about the Mac? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
While there are a number of excellent books covering ...
-29 How can I take a picture of the screen? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
The Command-Shift-3 FKey that's built into all Macs will take ...
-30 Can I replace the "welcome to macintosh" box with a picture? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
First you need an application capable of saving documents ...
-31 How do i use a picture for my desktop? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
If you have a Macintosh with Color QuickDraw in ROM (Mac II ...
-32 What is disk doubler? more disk space? spacesaver? now compress? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Symantec's Norton DiskDoubler Pro ($80 street, formerly known ...
-33 How do they compare to timestwo, stacker, and edisk? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Golden Triangle's TimesTwo was a unique hard disk driver backed by ...
-34 Where did my icons go? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Your icons have passed on to a better place, but with a ...
-35 Where can i find a user group? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
You can contact Apple's user groups liaison office at ...
-36 Where can i find the 1984 quicktime movie? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
I'm damned if I know. If you figure out where, would you ...
-37 Do ram doubler and optimem work? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
Connectix's RAM Doubler ($50 street) uses the PMMU on 68030 ...
-38 I'm greedy. can i triple my ram? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
You need RAM Doubler 1.0.1 or 1.0.2 for this trick. You can't ...
-39 How do i run software that needs an fpu on a mac that doesn't have one? (Miscellaneous Macintosh)
John Neil and Associates' $10 shareware ($20 for native ...









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