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Software replace ClarisDraw?

post #1 of 7
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I am wondering if there is any OS 9 or OS X software that will import my OS 7.5.1 ClarisDraw files and simultaneously let me edit their visual draw and text components? I am still using a 1995 PPC machine and have spent so many hundreds of hours creating ClarisDraw files for my hobby (genealogy) I can't think of abandoning them. Claris is defuncet and ClarisDraw was abandoned with the advent of OS 8. I'd love to buy a new Mac but don't even know if it will work under OS 9. Can anyone tell me if it will and/or if you know of another draw program that will update it?
post #2 of 7
Hmm. Can ClarisDraw save files in any other formats?

If not, your best bet is to get something like Print2PDF, which makes ClarisDraw think that it's printing, but it actually creates a PDF file with the image.


-robo
post #3 of 7
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[quote]Originally posted by robo:
<strong>Hmm. Can ClarisDraw save files in any other formats?

If not, your best bet is to get something like Print2PDF, which makes ClarisDraw think that it's printing, but it actually creates a PDF file with the image.

-robo</strong><hr></blockquote>
post #4 of 7
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Apparently ClarisDraw is supposed to save files in something called ClarisDraw Stationery, ClairsDraw Options, PICT, CGM and ESPF. I've tried saving it in ClarisDraw and CGM but to no avail. I was told by Apple Tech people quite some time ago that I could import it into AppleWorks, but my ClarisWorks 5 won't even import it. I can copy ClarisDraw files to an AppleWorks page, but it seems to copy it solely as a grouped PICT file, requiring me to separate the PICT components and then edit each one of their text and draw components indiviually! Not practical!!!!!!
post #5 of 7
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Apparently ClarisDraw is supposed to save files in something called ClarisDraw Stationery, ClairsDraw Options, PICT, CGM and ESPF. I've tried saving it in ClarisDraw and CGM but to no avail. I was told by Apple Tech people quite some time ago that I could import it into AppleWorks, but my ClarisWorks 5 won't even import it. I can copy ClarisDraw files to an AppleWorks page, but it seems to copy it solely as a grouped PICT file, requiring me to separate the PICT components and then edit each one of their text and draw components indiviually! Not practical!!!!!!
post #6 of 7
ClarisDraw can save the files in EPS format, you say? Just about any illustration software can open those. Not sure about AppleWorks though...
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post #7 of 7
Try Illustrator.
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