SmoothType 2.0 and Power Windows 2.0.2 are now available. SmoothType anti-aliases text on the screen, smoothing out the jagged edges of bitmap fonts using shades of gray. SmoothType 2.0 is now a control panel, letting you choose between higher quality and faster anti-aliasing and providing several other options. It also has several other fixes and speed improvements. Power Windows 2.0.2 is a maintenance release, fixing two problems with popup windows under Mac OS 8. I should also point out that the Power Windows translucent … Read more
VirusScan Meanwhile, Network Associates tech support sent the following note in regard to a query about when … Read more
"I opened a previously saved Photoshop 5 file. Its pixel dimensions were 891 by 844. Next I created a new file with exactly the same specifications but when I dragged the first image into the new file it appeared to be incredibly small. I opened image size on the new file and was surprised to find pixel dimensions of 2262 by 2145, the size in centimeters was identical to the first file. Not surprisingly the second … Read more
Another dual bus glitch? Following up on dual bus issues: The MicroTek scanner software, ScanWizard, may not recognize the MicroTek scanner if it is attached to the external SCSI bus on a dual bus Mac. According to David Drake, MicroTek support acknowledged this problem.
GIFConverter 2.4.3 and OSL Two readers (Jack … Read more
Note: We had a previous posting indicating that FAXstf Home Edition fixed a FaxPrint problem that previous versions of FAXstf had with Word 98.
Dennis Manasco suggests that the problem might be related to the QuickTime "Movie" plug-in located in the Acrobat Plug-Ins folder. He queries whether it might be incompatible with QuickTime 3.0.
John … Read more
Good news Numerous readers reported that they did not have any problems with Kaleidoscope 2.0. They went further to sing the praises of the program's new features: "I want to tell you that it is great!"; "Clearly a tremendous amount of design effort has gone into this release."; "It has proven to be rock solid. This is much more than an upgrade. My hats off to the K2 team."
Language Kit and a freeze? … Read more