Category Archives: Mac Stuff

Mac OS Volume UUID from Filemaker

This can be done using an Applescript to call the command line diskutil. Here is the script I used: Set Variable [ $DiskPath; Value:Let ( [ fullpath = Substitute ( Get ( FilePath ) ; “file:” ; “” ); delim … Continue reading

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Australian dashboard widgets

Today I finally decided that I was sick of looking at the weather in Sunnyvale California instead of Brisbane Queensland.. Had a look around, and found TheBom Weather Widget. It’s a nifty little Mac OS X dashboard widget that displays … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office and Leopard

Upgrading to Mac OS x 10.5 Leopard can cause problems with Microsoft Office 2004.  Usually after upgrading,  Word Excel and Entourage won’t open at all.. The following updates fix the problem: Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update Microsoft Office … Continue reading

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Brother QL-580N label printer

Finally a low cost networked label printer! This thing was quite simple to setup, except a few problems with the Mac OS X drivers. The driver that came on the CD with the QL-580N was a package (.pkg) installer.  Great … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Filenames

Mac OS X will allow you to name a file almost any way you like. This may seem like a good thing, but it can cause some major problems.. The following characters have special meanings in most operating systems (including … Continue reading

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Corrupt Photoshop files in Mac OS X 10.5.3

I recently had a client that had problems with Photoshop files opened and saved on a shared volume (on an xServe via AFP) becoming corrupt. After looking through the AFP server log file, the AFP server did deny access to … Continue reading

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Printing to Canon Copiers from Mac OS X

I recently had some “fun” setting up a Canon IR-C3200 and an IR-9070 Canon copier/printer. The IR-C3200 was attached to an ImagePass C1 RIP, and the IR-9070 was running from an ImagePass M3 postscript RIP. After a bit of searching, … Continue reading

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Save As PDF Crashes in Mac OS

Save As PDF Crashes Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 I have seen this a few times… I was able to solve this issue on 10.4 by deleting this file… /Users//Library/ApplicationSupport/Adobe/TypeSpt/AdobeFnt08.lst

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Transferring Data from an old Mac

Or any old computer for that matter. I have recently archived over 300 5.25 inch floppy disks from an Apple II. There are a few ways of doing this, but I used an Apple //e with a SuperSerial Card and … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Font info

General Mac OS X font management information. dl.extensis.com/downloads/SC/EN/P/Fonts_Best_Practices_in_OSX.pdf images.apple.com/pro/pdf/L311277A_FontTT_v4.pdf www.creativetechs.com/tips/SVC-fonts/Fonts-2007-SVC.pdf A good article about about Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and problems with Helvetica and Helvetica Nue www.creativetechs.com/iq/preparing_for_leopard_helvetica_is_dead.html Details about corrupt fonts in OS X Mail and Safari. This may … Continue reading

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