I have been a dedicated OS 8.6 user running an HP 4ML laserjet and now have moved
up to OS 9.2, choosing to upgrade to an HP 1012 laserjet. Docs. formerly created under
OS 8.6, in apps like Pagemaker 6.0/6.5 and Freehand, where "postscript" fonts were
downloaded to the printer and accurately printed, are NOT "translating" when attempting
to print same under the OS 9/LJ1012 printer config.
If I boot in 8.6 and use the old printer, they will print successfully, albeit about 100 times
slower (at least), but accurately.
Is there any conceivable way to retain the original data and print the material on the
newer printer or are they "locked in" to only print on the original printer, due to the way in which they were created ?
PS... Is there any means of "sharing" both the OS 8.6 machine and a G4 with the newer
1012 printer whereby both could print to the same LJ-1012? I realize that the LJ1012
requires OS 9 minimum, but if networked with another machine that still is running on OS 8.6, is it possible for that machine to "access" and print to, the LJ1012, since it is set up
and running on, lets call it, the "host" machine which would be a G4 with OS 9.2?
Thanks for any help as I try to sort out a compromise of some kind here. Likewise
if this belongs in the MAC OS realm, I'll be glad to re-post it there.
Mike in Mich