Macintosh System

Starting Up the PC and Macintosh Environments

Allow the Macintosh to completely finish rebuilding the desktop before attempting to switch to the PC environment. If you switch during the rebuilding of the desktop, a system "freeze" could occur.

Also, the Energy dialog box may appear each time you start your Macintosh; you can turn off this message at startup by opening and closing the Energy Saver control panel.

If you set up your Macintosh to switch to the PC environment on startup, disable the shut down warning in the General Controls control panel. Otherwise, you may have to wait for your Macintosh to start up when you switch back to the

Macintosh environment.

To disable the shut down warning:

1 Choose Control Panels from the Apple menu.

2 Double click General Controls to open it.

3 In the Shut Down Warning area, turn off the "Warn me if computer was shut down improperly" checkbox.

4 Close the General Controls window.

Working with Locked PC Containers

You cannot boot from a locked PC container, a PC container that is open on your desktop, or a PC container that is on a write-protected file server.

You may not be able to mount a locked PC container if file sharing is turned on. You can correct the problem by either unlocking the PC container or turning off file sharing.

Configuring Serial Ports in PC Setup Control Panel

After mapping and remapping a PC COM port to one of the Macintosh serial ports, you may have to restart the PC and the Macintosh for the remapping to take effect.

If you are using Apple Remote Access (ARA) 2.0 or 2.0.1, you may not be able to start your Macintosh properly after mapping a PC COM port to a Macintosh serial port. To correct the problem, restart while holding down the Shift key to temporarily turn off all system extensions. Then remove the Serial Port Arbitrator from the Extensions folder inside your System Folder, and restart your computer. (Prior to using ARA, unmap the PC COM port and restart your Macintosh.) You can also correct this problem by upgrading to ARA 2.1 when it is available.

Apple LaserWriter Driver

If you are using a PostScript printer, you should install and use the most recent version of the Apple LaserWriter printer driver software. The current version number is 8.3. Older versions may generate inverted images when printing from the PC environment. Apple LaserWriter 8.3 comes with System 7.5 Update 2.0. It is also available separately on the Apple World Wide Web site.

Windows 95 Add Printer Wizard

When you use the Add Printer Wizard to set up a printer, do not print a test sheet until the printer is configured according to the instructions in your user's manual. Then you can print a test sheet by doing the following:

1 In the Printers window, click the icon of the printer you just added.

2 Choose Properties from the Printer menu.

3 In the dialog box that appears, click Print Test Page.

Printers that Support the "Printer Specific" Option

If you are using the PowerPrint package from GDT Softworks to print on a PC-compatible parallel printer, you should choose Printer Specific in the PC Print Spooler Preferences dialog box. Currently, the PowerPrint package is the only printer driver that supports the "Printer Specific" option.

Saving a Printer File

To save a printer file such as a PostScript file in the PC environment, use the option in your Windows printer driver to print to a file. Do not map a PC COM port to a text file in the PC Setup control panel, and then print to that port in the PC environment.


Windows for Workgroups TCP/IP and Windows 95

When upgrading from Windows for Workgroups to Windows 95, make sure to install the Windows 95 TCP/IP stack. You may have problems using the Windows for Workgroups TCP/IP stack with Windows 95.

Network Drivers

The MacODI and MacNDIS drivers are in the root directory on the PC Software floppy disk.

Windows 95 PROTOCOL.INI File

If an error message appears stating that there are illegal decimal characters in the PROTOCOL.INI file, the Windows 95 Network control panel may have incorrectly removed some of the double quotes necessary within the file. (The MacNDIS$ section in PROTOCOL.INI has some lines with double quotes, placed there by the SETNET utility.) If you modify network settings with the Network control panel, it removes the double quotes from the file. To correct the problem, restore the double quotes in the file.

Use MacODI with Netware Client 32

In Windows 95, use the MacODI driver to connect a Netware 32-bit client to a Netware 4.1 server.

Using ODI with Windows 95

You may experience system "freezes" if you are using NetBEUI or TCP/IP with ODI in Windows 95. To correct this problem, delete the following line from the STARTNET.BAT file in the NWCLIENT directory:

C:\WINDOWS\ODIHLP.EXE Also, add the above line to the end of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

Shared Folders and Disks

Sharing Floppy Disks and CDs is not supported. A floppy disk or a CD should not be set up as a shared folder between the Macintosh and PC environments. This is unsupported and can cause unpredictable results.

Adding/Removing Shared Folders in Windows 95

When you add or remove a Shared Folder, the View in "My Computer" does not immediately change. It requires two refreshes to correctly update the Shared Folder status.

Opening or Saving Shared Folder Files

With some Windows 95 programs, you may not be able to open or save files in a shared folder. You may have to move a file out of the shared folder before you can open it, or save a file to a different location and then move it into the shared folder.

In Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups, you cannot save a file to a shared folder that is empty. To work around this problem, type a full path and filename into the Save As dialog box, or keep at least one file in a shared folder.

Naming Shared Folders

When you name a folder in the Macintosh environment that you intend to share with the PC environment, you may want the name to be within the DOS 8.3 character filename guidelines. Otherwise, the sharing software will truncate and translate the filename to fit the guidelines. For more information about naming files, see your DOS manual.

Network Disks as Shared Folders

If you set up a shared disk on a network as a shared folder and later the network configuration changes, you may continue to be prompted with a dialog box at startup to mount a shared disk that no longer exists on the network. To prevent the dialog box from appearing, reassign the drive letter to a new drive. If you cannot remember the drive letter, drag the PC Setup Preferences file to the Trash.

PC Clipboard

Using Compressed Images in the Clipboard

In some cases, you may need to expand a compressed image file in the Macintosh environment to correctly transfer the image to the PC environment.


If you are having trouble copying and pasting text or images between the Macintosh and the PC environments, try the following tips:

  • Instead of using the Paste command, use the Paste Special command if it is available in the application you are pasting into.
  • If you cannot paste an image into a word processing program in the PC environment, try pasting the image into a graphics program, such as PaintBrush. Then, copy the image to the Clipboard from the graphics program and try pasting into your word processing program.
  • Instead of copying and pasting, use a shared folder to transfer an entire file from one environment to another. Some Macintosh and Windows programs can open files created on other platforms. For example, ClarisWorks for Windows can open ClarisWorks files created on a Macintosh, and vice versa. Even if you are using two different programs, you may be able to save a file in a common file format that both programs understand, such as RTF for text, and EPS or TIFF for graphics. (Check the manuals that came with your programs to see if they support common file formats.)
  • If you must use the Clipboard to transfer a lot of data or a large graphic, try transferring the data in smaller pieces or making more memory available to the application. For more information on increasing a program's memory, see the "Memory" topic of Macintosh Guide, available in the Guide (?) menu.
  • If you are copying and pasting a PhotoCD image, make sure you are copying an expanded version of the image.

Large Bitmap Transfers

If you are transferring large bitmap images from the PC to the Macintosh environment, you may have to increase the memory allocated to the PC Clipboard application. To increase the memory allocation:

1 Open the System Folder, then open the Extensions folder.

2 Select the PC Clipboard icon, open the File menu, and choose Get Info.

3 In the Preferred Size text box, enter a larger memory allocation, such as 1000K.

4 Close the PC Clipboard Info window.

Pasting Graphics Created in Microsoft Word 6.0 for


If you have difficulty copying a graphic from a Microsoft

Word 6.0 document in the Macintosh environment and pasting it into the PC environment, try this method instead:

1 Select the graphic in Word 6.0 and choose Cut from the Edit menu.

2 Place an insertion point in the Word 6.0 document, open the Edit menu, and choose Paste Special.

3 In the Paste Special dialog box, select Picture format and click OK.

4 Select the graphic you just pasted, and choose either Cut or Copy from the Edit menu.

5 Switch to the PC environment, and try pasting the graphic.

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