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I have a file created on amac on a floppy. Is there anyway to open in windows or linux? I do not know what program only it was a mac
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If it was on a floppy, then its almost certainly an old file from the OS9 days.

Many mac users never needed to add an extension to the file back then, so unless it has a file extension like filename.tif or filename.doc it's a guessing game as to what created the file and what type of file it is

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As louishen noted, without knowing the type, it's hard to know what program will open that file (assuming there is something that can). Do you have any details on the file?

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If it was on a floppy, then its almost certainly an old file from the OS9 days.

Many mac users never needed to add an extension to the file back then, so unless it has a file extension like filename.tif or filename.doc it's a guessing game as to what created the file and what type of file it is
Thanks. i do not know what kind of extension it had. Only that is a project created in andesk top publishing program, don't know which one. Only have disk and cannot open it
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OS 9 - top desktop publishing program? - that narrows it down

If you gave it a qxd extension then it may well open up in Quark Xpress (if you haven't got quark then PM me, and I will give it a try)

Otherwise it could be Adobe Pagemaker, but quark is more likely

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I bought a new 13" MBP, OS X 10.6.5, w/4gb RAM & 1TB Hard Drive. My old G3 w/OS X 10.3.9 has the capability to use some programs using OS X 9.
Is there any way I can load and use those programs on the new MBP?
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