Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to Emanuel Schwabe)
Could PrintToPDF possibly be an alternative?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
Thanks for answering, but it does not help. The format choices "EPS" and "PostScript" are enabled and work, but "Acrobat PDF" is disabled. The Printing driver 8.5.1 is LaserWriter 8. How can I enable "Acrobat PDF"? I am sure about, that fhis function is a part of the Mac OS 8.1
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Emanuel Schwabe)
Do you have Adobe Acrobat, which appears to be required?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
Thank you Jan answering my question. Your proposal has solved the problem.
My next question is, how can I transfer a big .pdf file e.g. 9 MB from my Macintosh Performa 5200 and its OS 8.1 to an USB stick? Or is it better to use a compression software and transfer it to 10 3,5" floppy discs?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to Emanuel Schwabe)
Glad to hear that you solved the problem.
Please see my reply under your new topic.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to Emanuel Schwabe)
I seem to recall the 5200 had an optional expansion card for Ethernet, otherwise you are stuck with using a dial-up Modem for network connections.
If you have only a modem, and another computer with a modem, you can do a file transfer directly over a modem-to-modem connection if the two computers are running ZTerm or MacKermit, you just hook the modems up to each other, have one "dial" the other and the other will answer.
If you have Ethernet and a LAN, then you can use Personal Web Sharing (HTTP) and download the file like you would from a web site, where the 5200 is the web server. An other method is File-Transfer-Protocol, remember Fetch? You can set up an FTP server using NCSA Telnet or BetterTelnet.
Might be hard to figure out how to use those for a newbie, but they were pretty common tools in the university environment about 25 years ago.
I had one of those external SCSI SyQuest EZ135MB drives that I used with the 5200 and a later model G3 which also had SCSI, you might be able to find a used Iomega SCSI Zip 100MB drive and another newer computer with a FW/USB Zip drive interface as an alternative to moving the files from the 5200 to another computer.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 2:23 AM (in response to Glen Doggett)
thank you for your support. Can I buy any Iomega Zip-Laufwerk 100MB SCSI or do I need I specific one?
Can I connect this Iomega Zip-drive to a PC under Windows XP and is it compatible with its SCSI?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to Emanuel Schwabe)
The SCSI version should be compatible with PC/Mac. If your PC does not have SCSI, you might have to get a USB version for it, then the drives should be compatible with both.
They have a 250MB cartridge also.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to Glen Doggett)
I bought the ZIP 100 drive of IOMEGA. I can use it with the PC, but not with Mac Performa 5200 running OS 8.5.1. Unfortunately the MAC driver 3.0.4. is not available any longer from IOMEGA. Where can I download the driver 3.0.4. ? What can I do in order to transfer a 5 MB .ps-file from the mac to the PC?
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