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garrettn
11-01-2006, 02:31 PM
We are using Preps 5.1.4 in a Mac/PC environment. Recent network "upgrades" have rendered any file without a .3 (.tpl) as unix. I have been able to rescue my older templates by applying the .tpl.
My question is in relation to adoble fonts. Is there a generic .xxx that can be used to rescue these???

jcannon
11-01-2006, 04:09 PM
Are you connecting via SMB instead of Appletalk? That can cause the symptoms you describe, especially with fonts.

garrettn
11-01-2006, 04:23 PM
Yes Joe. We upgraded to OS 10.4 which nullified Appletalk. So we are using SMB

christer.karlsson
11-01-2006, 06:51 PM
I don't get it. Why don't you use afp? What have MacOSX10.4 to do with it?

//Christer

matmac
11-05-2006, 11:28 AM
I ran into the same connectivity issue of 10.4 / Windows Server SFM (Services for Macintosh). You will not be able to connect to a Windows NT server running SFM due to it's version of AFP (Apple Filing Protocol).

See
Apple KB
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301183


The answer (for us) is to upgrade to Windows 2000 server which allows AFP over TCP/IP. Alternatively you may be able to source a 3rd party software package to do this like ExtremeZ-IP (http://www.grouplogic.com/products/extreme/overview.cfm)

One apple user claims to have found a solution here:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=722195򰔓

Warm Regards,

Matt.

jcannon
11-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Yes, if you are running Mac OS 10.4 you cannot use appletalk with NT 4 which is getting long in the tooth to be honest. You need either WIN 2000 or WIN 2003 and then appletalk will work with Tiger although you are still hampered by the 31 character file name limit. If you use a product like the above mentioned ExtremeZ-IP you can get around this.

rgoodman
11-10-2006, 10:01 PM
We are using Preps 5.1.4 in a Mac/PC environment. Recent network "upgrades" have rendered any file without a .3 (.tpl) as unix. I have been able to rescue my older templates by applying the .tpl.
My question is in relation to adoble fonts. Is there a generic .xxx that can be used to rescue these???

I was told once (and I believe it was right here at the forums) that you shouldn't just add the .tpl file name extension to the file name. You need to open the file in Preps and then resave it with the .tpl added and then toss the old one.

garrettn
11-13-2006, 01:36 PM
Thanks Russ. I didn't realize I could open the template even with the unix icon. I will be opening and saving as .tpl.

edwarde
11-14-2006, 05:47 PM
I will never understand why Mac lovers use windows servers. Makes no sense to me.