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MailBITS/24-Jun-91

This is embarrassing. After I wrote a nice article about the Help! application from Teknosys, I discovered that I misspelled the company's name consistently throughout the article

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SevenBITS/24-Jun-91

DiskDoubler 3.7 is now shipping to registered users. This version provides System 7 compatibility (including balloon help) and a few additional new features that should increase its popularity

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Plain Paper Color

Color printers are neat but still saddled with major problems. For me at least, the main problems are price, quality, and speed. Two companies, Tektronix and Dataproducts, should be addressing these problems soon with some plain-paper color printers that use solid wax transfer

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Apple Product Shifts

With the exception of printers, Apple's peripherals usually elicit snickers among those who have an idea of what computer equipment should cost. The best examples of this were the Apple modems (which have been dropped) and the Apple hard drives, which are now being dropped from the price lists The only Apple external drive that will remain is the 80 MB one, and that's probably because A/UX comes on it

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IBM Sees Red

Or maybe that title should be "Apple Sees Blue." Either way, the result is the same. Apple and IBM have been sneaking off into the broom closet to make deals recently

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Administrivia

Adam and Tonya are taking a well-deserved break this week, so as to properly celebrate their wedding. They were married on Saturday 15 June, and the wedding reception was a remarkable mix of friends, food, and..

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SevenBITS/17-Jun-91

For those of you who use System 7 and mount AppleShare servers, make an alias of the server icon when it's mounted. Then, if you ever want to mount the server manually, just double-click on the icon

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DOS 5.0

Sounds like a license to print money to me. Microsoft has finally finished and is shipping DOS 5.0, which may be the first version of DOS that people actually upgrade to

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Donating Old Computers

Now that System 7 is out and you're fed up with your old 512K or Plus, you've probably realized that the market for used old Macs is rather bad. You can't get much even if you can find someone to buy a used Plus - after all when you can get a Classic for around $750, it's hard to compete

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MODE32 to the Rescue

If you've been reading TidBITS carefully, you've noticed the increasing furour over Apple's unclean (32-bit-unclean, that is) ROMs in the Macintosh II, IIx, IIcx, and SE/30

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Font Converters Details

Battle of the Font Converters Article by Ken Hancock, (c) 1991 Ken Hancock Tests by Ken Hancock and Dave Platt Metamorphosis Professional 2.0 Altsys Corporation 269 W

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Metamorphosis Professional

Metamorphosis was the premiere font conversion utility for the Macintosh and has only gotten better now that it has metamorphosed into Metamorphosis Professional

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FontMonger

FontMonger is a new product in the Macintosh market from a new company, Ares. Like Altsys, though, they're no strangers to the Macintosh market - they're the people responsible for Letraset's FontStudio, Fontographer's main competitor

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Head-to-Head Test Specs

So, now the question comes down to who does a better job of font conversion. We ran two tests, a Type 1 to TrueType conversion and a Type 3 to Type 1 conversion

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Type 1 to TrueType

For the first test, we each converted the New Century Schoolbook Roman Type 1 font with both Metamorphosis Professional and FontMonger. Dave had the following comments on his results. "The real difference between the FontMonger outlines and the Metamorphosis Professional outlines shows up at small point sizes such as 4 to 8 points at 300 dpi on a DeskJet