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Old 11-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Oh, I've been a bad boy and intend to be a worse one. PM6.5 under Win7.

Yes, my faithful multi-boot mule has finally pretended to die, leaving my PM6.5 and earlier PM files lost in cyberspace. Or perhaps in the phantom zone.

So I've installed Windows 7 on a newer machine, which threatnes to allow me to install PM6.5 under an XP emulator (virtual mode) under Windows 7.

Except, I don't htink I archived any of the PM6.5 UPDATES and PATCHES which are no longer available for download. Would anyone know if those are still available in any way from any source? Personal favors, web archives, taKing hostages at Adobe perhaps?

It is a sad commentary on the old "PM/vs/Quark, which is more Windows-compliant" discussion to say that Quark 4.1 ran perfectly well under Vista (NT6) while PM6.5 wouldn't. And the last time I tried an Adobe uber-package what claimed it could run old PM files...it fell down flat and couldn't.

Game set and match to Quirk, it seems to be.

So while I'm dusting off files and apps for the last time...If PM6.5 will run under the emulator, I'd sure like to find the patches and updates for it.

Or find up if the lastest Adobe superstuf will actually open and run olf PM files, the way they always promised, but never did.

or has everyone really gone macMad these days?

Take your time, digest your turkey, or your tofu, as many of the members prefer to do. It's been too long since we all invaded a physical pub and proofread the menus!

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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Is John Cornicello still at Adobe? I'd give him a shout to see if he can help.

First, though, try ftp to ftp.adobe.com, anonymous login's good enough and wander in approximately this direction:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe///page.../6.x/updaters/

If you make it back alive, we'll expect a full report in the morning

   
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Steve, it was frightening. These tall pillars, and cobwebs, and SNAKES! An then this giant stone ball rolled down the corridor....

No wait, wrong movie. But Adobe does a nice job of burying their support archives, last time I went looking at the "no really everything is in the support forums" there was no hint they even existed. Maybe some renegade packrat is quietyl hosting them on a retired 386/33 in the back of a broom closet?

JohnC. Yes, it has been too long, I'll have to see where's he's been up to.

Thank you!
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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That was no stone ball, it was a tarball. FrameMaker runs on *nix, too, dontcha know.

   
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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groucho: Except, I don't htink I archived any of the PM6.5 UPDATES and PATCHES which are no longer available for download.
I went browsing around my downloads folder on my old WinXP system and found just one PM6.5 update--something to do with PDFs. I'd be happy to email it to you if you didn't find all you needed via the link Steve gave you.

By the way...Adobe's ftp for PM6.5

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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Thanks, Terrie. I found PDF import and export patches in the Adobe archive. Or, well, if someone there has a real sense of humor, the files will be empty, or full of snakes. Right? <G>
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LOL!!! Probably...'-}}

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