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> I have not made any decisions about a new computer, still working with the
> Performa and slow email.
I use a Preforma 580 CD with system 7.6.1. & its 40 times faster than the MacPlus I used
nearly 4 years ago.
> New problem. I have MacLinkPlus, next to last version, and it works like
> magic on everything but rtf files. I was just sent an email attachment in rtf
> and I really really want to open it. MacLink does very strange things to it.
> The file is compressed. MacLink apparently is uncompressing it.
> I have just tried to work with the first file. I use the down arrows to open
> all the folders and after six nesting folders, I actually come to a document
> which MacLink identifies as a text document. However, the only options on the
> button bar are "Decode" and "translate" and both just run me in circles to a
> nice explanation of how well the document will open.
> I put a copy of the text page on the desktop and opened a new MacLink so I
> only had the one page to deal with instead of 16 nested files, but I got the
> same result.
> There are other files I had the same problem with, but I didn't want to open
> them as badly as I do this one, so I gave up. I even resorted to the
> instruction book, but it is too basic to help and I refuse to go to the online
> FAQ, life being short and all.
> What am I doing wrong?
Firstly I use Clarisworks to open RTF docs that I get from others, usually the dark side
(Wintel). I use Clarisworks 3. It uses its built in translators automatically. I don't
know what trouble you can expect with so many folders in the way (read directories
probably from a wintel computer). This should work with drag'n'drop or from openned
I hope this helps,
Chris Wyatt, in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
I have not made any decisions about a new computer, still working with the
Performa and slow email.
New problem. I have MacLinkPlus, next to last version, and it works like
magic on everything but rtf files. I was just sent an email attachment in rtf
and I really really want to open it. MacLink does very strange things to it.
The file is compressed. MacLink apparently is uncompressing it.
I have just tried to work with the first file. I use the down arrows to open
all the folders and after six nesting folders, I actually come to a document
which MacLink identifies as a text document. However, the only options on the
button bar are "Decode" and "translate" and both just run me in circles to a
nice explanation of how well the document will open.
I put a copy of the text page on the desktop and opened a new MacLink so I
only had the one page to deal with instead of 16 nested files, but I got the
There are other files I had the same problem with, but I didn't want to open
them as badly as I do this one, so I gave up. I even resorted to the
instruction book, but it is too basic to help and I refuse to go to the online
FAQ, life being short and all.
What am I doing wrong?
PS the file is from a descendant of the first wife of our mutual 1607 in VA
COALE ancestor. I am also in conversation with a descendant of the second
wife. I am a descendant of the third wife and anxious to compare notes with everyone!
> I of course of a Mac computer with OS 8.6. with M Office 98. I have a
> .gif file that I need to display, how do I do this.
The program I use is GraphicConverter. It reads heap of different file types both
Mac & non Mac & converts between them as well. This will read GIF files.
Chris Wyatt, in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
There are several software programs that "trick" your computer into Using
space on your Hard Drive for RAM. Search for "ram" at any good Mac
software site. Make sure the ones you try are compatable with your Mac
OS ie. 7.6, 8.0, 8.5 or what ever you have. You must also Read the "Read Me"
and make sure the program does not conflict with any of the software you
My error, it's on it's way.
From: "Diane K. Hettrick" <dhettrick(a)earthlink.net>
To: Robert Oates <oates32(a)redshift.com>
Subject: Re: G4 & Genealogy
Date: Thu, Sep 30, 1999, 5:12 PM
Did this go to the list? I only got my personal copy. The woman with the
should see your response and perhaps it will solve her problems.
Robert Oates wrote:
> Hi Folks:
> I have a G3 with 256 meg RAM and routinely use ClarisWorks, Outlook Express,
> Outlook Explorer and FTM simultaneously without a problem. Seems that, in
> your case, 96 meg may not be able do the job, you might try using virtual
> memory to increase your RAM temporarily. In this manner you may be able to
> verify that you are lacking the RAM necessary to work with several programs
> open at once.
> Just a thought.
> A bird in hand...............makes it hard to blow your nose.
> >From: "Diane K. Hettrick" <dhettrick(a)earthlink.net>
> >To: MAC-L(a)computers.rootsweb.com
> >Subject: Re: G4 & Genealogy
> >Date: Wed, Sep 29, 1999, 1:33 PM
> > Hi all,
> > I got this message privately and it is very pertinent to the discussion, so
> > will share it anonymously:
> > quote------
> > I'm on a G3 with 96 ram.......if I have anything Microsoft and
> > Netscape and Eudora, with ICQ running, then I run into problems with
> > FTM also. I'd suggest closing either the net or Works. Then FTM
> > should work fine.
> > end quote----------
> > So this is quite depressing.
> > I would like to have the speed. I can't believe how long it takes to go
> > email with my current set-up. 4 seconds just to delete a brief message and
> > open the next. I have cut down on the lists, but I still get about 150
> > messages a day.
> > I don't use ICQ and probably won't. But I do feel the need to have the
> > internet, ClarisWorks, and FTM open at the same time. I have not really
> > much of a committment of time to FTM. I think that if I do upgrade to a G3
> > G4 (store told me that G5 is coming out soon), I will just buy Reunions for
> > Mac. Everyone raves about what a wonderful program it is. In the meantime,
> > FTM has just come out with version 7 for pc and we mac users are still on,
> > what, 4.something. We are clearly abandoned. However, it is such a popular
> > program that it's nice to be able to send a file in FTM and have people open
> > it easily. Of course, if I want a file from them, I have to teach them how
> > save it in a lower version.
> > Suppose I'd have to learn how to translate to gedcoms and how to teach
> > to do it if I went to Reunion. dunno.
> > Carol is right, though, about asking the FTM folks. I have subscribed to
> > user's group for a long time, but they are so prolific that I quit even
> > to keep up and I just delete. However, I could write to the list and then
> > just watch for my answer. When I first started asking questions, people
> > really, really nice and helpful, but there were only 3-4 Mac users. PC
> > no matter how knowledgable, can't answer Mac questions.
> > I asked at the store when I bought my new printer - sad that it's cheaper to
> > buy a new one than to repair the old - and the sales rep said to check the
> > About this computer in the Apple menu when I have everything running - you
> > have to go back to Finder to do it - but then it tells you how much room you
> > have on all the programs.
> > So there are a couple of things I can try.
> > I could get the G3 for about $1500 if I just buy the computer <drool>
> > Then I could pick up a used keyboard and monitor and mouse for whichever
> > machine, so I'd still have the use of both.
> > Diane in Seattle
> > dhettrick(a)earthlink.net
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