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.
Tune in to this week's issue to find out about new StyleWriters and a new Newton. We also have news about Netscape 2.01, a public beta of Now Utilities 6.0, and reports of a problem with PowerBooks, RAM Doubler, and System 7.5.3. The issue continues with a review of the first Nisus Writer book, an analysis of the importance of Apple's new Network Servers, and a look at out how recipients of Apple's Cool Tools awards have put their prizes to use.
StyleWriters and Ethernet -- Last week, Apple announced the Color StyleWriter 1500 and 2500, which offer color inkjet printing at about $280 and $380, respectivelyShow full article
RAM Doubler, PowerBooks, and 7.5.3? Connectix reports it's investigating a problem using RAM Doubler 1.6.1 on PowerBooks. Apparently, the machines may crash when they wake up if they're running System 7.5.3Show full article
Now Utilities 6.0 Public Beta -- Not wanting to miss out on the public beta craze that's now de rigeur among software companies, Now Software has announced a (brief) public beta of Now Utilities 6.0, which it plans to ship on 29-Mar-96Show full article
The Nisus Way (ISBN 1-55828-455-9), a book written by Joe Kissell , doesn't have much of a plot, but it does offer good writing and generally excellent explanations of how normal people can make Nisus Writer lie down at their feet and perform a variety of tricksShow full article
I have been intently watching (and participating) in Apple's evolving server strategy, especially since I have managed AppleShare (and other servers) for many yearsShow full article
In his interview in TidBITS-305, Peter Lewis suggested checking in on the recipients of Apple's Cool Tools Awards from September of 1994. It was such a good suggestion that I gathered up email addresses for those folks and sent out some queries, and I received responses from everyone other than the Cornell CU-SeeMe folksShow full article