Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes
There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.
Communications dominates this issue with articles from Mark Anbinder about the new Global Village PowerPort/Mercury modem for the Duo and the Global Village OneWorld ARA and fax server. We also muse about what might have caused Apple to cancel the tablet-sized Newton and lay off many of the Newton hardware engineers, and discuss the problem of information piracy on the Internet.
If you regularly visit our FTP site at for Macintosh Internet software, be aware that we're moving files and directories around. Things may be rather difficult to find for the next week or soShow full article
eWorld Rate Correction -- OK, so I blew the eWorld rates last issue. Here's the scoop, straight from the horse's press release. "The basic monthly subscription to the service is $8.95, which includes two free hours of evening or weekend usageShow full article
Scott Storkel writes: Whoops! As several people have already pointed out, my comments about ETO pricing in TidBITS-231 weren't complete. ETO is $1,295 per year for the first year and $395 for each additional year rather than $1,295 every year as my comments implied. Show full article
Phil Ryan writes in regard to the new PC emulator for the Power Macs that we mentioned in TidBITS-231: I have had some experience with Utilities Unlimited and their product Emplant, a Mac emulator for the AmigaShow full article
Ric Ford writes: It seemed odd to mention MacUser in TidBITS-231 and ignore MacWEEK, when MacWEEK has had Internet email addresses for a long time. You can send email to MacWEEK via the Internet for letters at , for Mac the Knife at and for individual staff members at , such as my address, , and . [No slight to MacWEEK was intended of course - we were simply responding to the announcement of the MacUser Show full article
Aldus ChartMaker may not print, but that doesn't make it an applet. Jason Stephenson wrote in response to the TidBITS-230 mention of ChartMaker: "How can anyone call a program that requires 8 MB of hard disk space and wants 4 MB of RAM an 'applet?' Everyone complains about Word's disk requirements but it is less bloated than this thing from AldusShow full article
Perhaps I overstate the Newton's status in the title of this article, but it appears that the Newton is being, shall we say, "de-emphasized" at AppleShow full article
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. After waiting more than a year and a half, PowerBook Duo owners now have a third-party modem option, the PowerPort/Mercury for the PowerBook Duo from Global Village CommunicationShow full article
If you've grown accustomed to reading Dave Barry's humor columns in ClariNet, the fee-based news service that appears in the clari.* Usenet hierarchy, you may have noticed that Dave Barry's columns are no longer posted (apparently the same is true of Mike Royko's columns). Brad Templeton, who started both rec.humor.funny and ClariNet, posted a message 17-Jun-94 saying, "We regret to announce that on the orders of Knight-Ridder Tribune and its Tribune Media Services Division, we will cease publishing the Dave Barry column and the Mike Royko column effective June 23, 1994." It appears that Knight-Ridder became concerned about the level of information piracy on the InternetShow full article
The global village grows closer every day, and one of the companies making it happen is Global Village Communications. The company's new OneWorld server products, introduced earlier this year, are perfectly suited to providing communications services on small, medium, and large networksShow full article