Where can I find some graphic files that were created on a Macintosh
Posted on 1999-07-22
First of all, this isn't just a 50 pointer. I am willing to spend 200 points total on this question, but because there are several different formats I'm looking for, it's probably going to be split between several people.
Anyway, the company I work for is developing a system that automatically processes documents that are submitted to a server running Windows. These jobs will be coming from both Windows and Macintosh clients.
We have all the applications running on the Windows server and, in theory, these applications should be able to open and print the Macintosh files. However, we want to be sure that this is true, but are having a difficult time locating files that were created on a Macintosh.
I was wondering if somebody could point me in the right direction on where I can find some files that were created on a Macintosh, or if you have any that you won't mind sending. They don't have to be great-looking files and can even be generic sample files from the CD (if the license agreement allows it, that is) or a few basic shapes with some text thrown in for good measure.
In particular, we are looking for Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator, and/or Quark files. They need to have been created on a Macintosh and still be in Macintosh file format.
As far as our use of these files are concerned, it will be for internal testing only. If you wish to allow us to use a file you created, you don't have to worry about us taking your work and distributing it with any of our products. We just want to make sure that this system can really take a Macintosh file and print it out without any problems. If there are problems, we'd hopefully uncover them with this test.
Of course, I also wouldn't expect anybody to send a file that took hours to create. I have read the thread in the Photoshop section about free work, and that's not what I'm asking for. All I really need is a quick and dirty simple test file.
Thanks a lot. As far as the points are concerned on this question, I'm figuring 50 points for the person who gives me a sample file (or a link to where I can download a sample file) for each of the four apps named above. If one person gives me files from all four, that will come out to 200 points. I wasn't sure if I could lower the point value of this question after submitting it (since I've never really asked a question before - just answered them), so I'm leaving it at 50 points and will raise it accordingly if one person supplies me with files for all four. If it's to be split between multiple people, I'll post new questions with the appropriate point value.