MacOS Recommendations and Q & A
- Remove the PEP Archive 1v3 (and older versions) before installing 1v4.
- Workaround for Folio Views Monitor Size Bug.
- Printing from the Classic environment
- Q & A
- Why can't I make the PEP Archive window as big as my screen?
- Why can't I get to the down scroll arrow?
- When I double-click on the "PEP Archive 1v4" icon on my desktop, the PEP Archive doesn't open. (MacOS X)
- Do I really need 1.5GB of disk space?
- How much memory do I need?
- Is the PEP Archive MacOS X native?
- Is the Classic Environment required for PEP Archive on MacOS X?
- How do I know if I have the Classic environment?
- During installation, I get a message that says, "Access denied", and suggests that I don't have sufficient privileges to install.
- Should I choose "Article" or "Paragraph" in the Search by Context dialog?
- Why do the checkboxes in Advanced Search not work?
- Where is "2. Advanced Search"?
To remove the PEP Archive 1v3, simply throw the PEP Archive 1v3 folder in the trash. Some of the files in the 1v3 archive were locked, so hold down the option key while emptying the trash to avoid an error message.
Note that if you remove 1v3 after installing 1v4, the desktop icon for the PEP Archive 1v4 may not work (see question below).
All users should replace the Folio Views preference file with one from the download below. This fix also changes some options to make Folio Views work better for PEP Archive users.
Note: If the following steps seem complicated, you may want to obtain help from your local computer guru.
There is a bug in Folio Views related to screen resolution. When you open the PEP Archive in Folio Views, it should adapt the size of the main window to the size of your screen. Also, the status/navigation toolbars should move to the bottom of the screen:
Correct window sizing and bottom toolbar position
Unfortunately, Folio Views has a bug, and it uses the screen resolution stored in its preferences file instead of checking how your display is set. The PEP Archive shipped with a preference file set to 1024 x 768. If your computer's resolution is lower (e.g. 800x600), you won't be able to scroll down because the down arrow is below the bottom of the screen. If your computer is set to a higher resolution, you won't be able to stretch the main window out to use the whole screen.
The solution is to download a collection of preference files from the PEP website, and copy the appropriate preference file over the old one.
Quit Folio Views before you start.
1. Determine your screen resolution:
On MacOS X, Open System Preferences from the Apple menu and click on Displays.
On MacOS 8 or 9, choose Control Panels->Monitors.
Note the selected resolution (e.g. "1024 x 768").
2. Click here to Download CorrectedPref.sit. It contains several folio preference files with preset resolutions.
3. Expand CorrectedPref.sit: The file is normally downloaded to your desktop. You should be able to double-click it, and it will be UnStuffed by Stuffit Expander.
4. Open "Corrected Prefs": After unstuffing, there'll be a folder called Corrected Prefs on your desktop. Double-click it.
5. Open the appropriate folder: There will several folders inside Corrected Prefs named by resolutions. Double-click the one that matches your screen resolution:
800 x 600
1152 x 864
1152 x 870
1280 x 854
1280 x 960
1440 x 900
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200
NOTE: If there's not a folder that matches your resolution, choose the one where both numbers are equal to or just less than your resolution.
6. Open PEP Archive 1v4:Plug-ins:Preferences: Double-click on the icon for your hard drive (usually "Macintosh HD"). Then double-click on the "PEP Archive 1v4" folder. In that folder, double-click on "Plug-ins", and finally double-click on "Preferences". There should be one file called "Folio Preferences".
7. Drag the "Folio Preferences" file from the appropriate resolution folder to the Preferences folder: You should have two window open, one named the same as your resolution and one named "Preferences". Position the windows so you can see both. Both will contain one file called "Folio Preferences". Drag the "Folio Preferences" file from the resolution folder to the "Preferences" folder. You will be asked if you want to replace it, click Replace or OK.
8. You're done! You can now close the two windows.
Printing from the Classic environment (including the PEP Archive) may need to be set up separately from printing from MacOS X applications. To set up your printer in Classic:
1. Start the PEP Archive.
2. Choose 'Chooser' from the Apple menu.
3. Click on your printer in the Chooser and perform any setup required.
If your printer is not listed in the Chooser, you will need to install
the printer drivers for MacOS 9.
Q & A
A: The screen resolution and window sizes/positions are stuck in the preferences at 1024x768. See the second recommendation above for a solution.
A: This seems to occur on MacOS X systems when the PEP Archive 1v3 was previously installed, and was removed after 1v4 was installed. To fix this problem:
1. Open a Finder window: Click the Finder icon in the dock.
2. Navigate to the PEP Archive 1v4 folder: Choose Computer from the Go menu. Double-click on the icon for your startup disk (usually called "Macintosh HD"). Find the "PEP Archive 1v4" folder in the window and double-click it.
3. Select the "PEP Archive 1v4" shadow file: You will see several icons in the window including "PEP Archive 1v4", the same name as the folder. Click once (don't double-click) on the "PEP Archive 1v4" icon.
4. Choose "Get Info" from the File menu. A window will appear titled "PEP Archive 1v4 Info".
5. Open the "Open with" triangle and choose "Views 4.2": Click once on the triangle next to "Open with". A popup menu will appear. Choose "Views 4.2" from the menu.
6. Close the "PEP Archive 1v4 Info" window.
You should now be able to open the PEP Archive by double-clicking on the PEP Archive 1v4 icon on your desktop.
A: Yes, the install process really needs 1.5GB. After the install is complete, the PEP Archive 1v4 takes up just under 1GB, so you can temporarily remove some stuff and put it back after the install. If you are low on disk space, remove older versions of the PEP Archive. You could also remove large media files or applications that you can easily reinstall.
A: At least 64mb more than what MacOS requires. For MacOS X 10.3, that would be 128MB + 64 MB = 192MB. More memory is better, and memory is cheap! For example, according to ramseeker (http://www.ramseeker.com/), 256MB of memory for a flat-panel iMac is $45-$61 as of this writing.
A: No, except for the installer.
The PEP Archive for Mac has 3 basic parts:
1. The PEP Archive Infobase, which is a single file that contains all of the PEP content and is identical to the one used by the Windows version of the PEP Archive.
2. The Folio Views Mac software, which is used to view the Infobase.
3. The installer, which installs the other two onto your computer. The installer for the PEP Archive 1v3 could not run on a MacOS X system, even in the Classic environment. The PEP Archive 1v4 installer was designed to work properly on both MacOS 8-9 and MacOS X systems natively.
Unfortunately, the Folio Views software for the Mac has not been updated since 1999. The company that now owns it, NextPage, doesn't plan on updating it, which means there will never be a MacOS X native version. The good news is that the software works in the Classic environment under MacOS X. For all its faults, the Folio Views software has very powerful and fast text searching capabilities, and there are very few alternatives. We have spent many years digitizing, converting, and preparing the texts of the PEP archive for the Folio Views software, so if there were a good alternative it would be very expensive to switch.
A: The PEP Archive requires the Classic environment (see previous Q&A). Apple has always shipped MacOS X-based systems with the Classic environment. It is possible that it has been removed. If you reformatted your hard disk you may not have reinstalled it. Also, some universities remove it because it is less secure than MacOS X.
To check for a working Classic environment:
1. On your hard drive, there should be a folder called "Applications (MacOS 9)". If not, you don't have Classic.
2. Open an application in the folder, such as Graphing Calculator (double-click its icon). You may be warned that classic is starting. After the application launches, you should see a menu bar in the MacOS 9 style, with a multi-colored Apple menu instead of the blue Apple menu.
Depending on the model and software version, the easiest way to reinstall Classic is to use the software restore DVD that came with your computer. Please read the instructions carefully as it is possible to wipe your hard drive clean with this DVD. Otherwise, consult the Apple support site or your local Mac expert.
A: There are two possible reasons for this message. One is that you don't have a working Classic Environment (see other question about the Classic Environment above). The other possibility is that a folder on your hard drive has the wrong privileges setting.
On MacOS X, every folder has privileges settings (also called 'Permissions'). The settings can protect system files from being modified by viruses or buggy software, and can protect the files of one user from being accessed by another unauthorized user. This protection is the foundation of a reliable system, but occasionally the privileges can become set incorrectly. If set incorrectly, an installer like the PEP installer may be prevented from modifying a folder that it should be able to modify.
Fixing Privileges Problems
NOTE: If you are using MacOS X 10.1, update to 10.1.5 and follow these instructions:
The Disk Utility that is included in MacOS X 10.2 and 10.3 has a function called "Repair Disk Permissions" that can fix privileges problems. To repair permissions:
1. Open "Disk Utility": Click on the dock "Finder" icon, which is the left-most icon in the dock. A finder window should be visible. Click on the "Applications" icon in the window, and then locate the "Utilities" folder. Double-click the Utilities folder. In the Utilities folder you will find the "Disk Utility". Double-click the Disk Utility icon. A window titled "Disk Utility" will open.
2. Select your startup volume from the list on the left: There is a list of drives attached to your computer on the left (there is probably just one), and indented under each drive are the volumes on that drive (again, there is probably just one). Click on the volume that is your boot or startup volume. For most people, this means clicking on "Macintosh HD".
3. On the right side of the window, there will be a series of tabs. Click the "First Aid" tab (it may already be selected).
4. Click the "Repair Disk Permissions" button. The repair process will then begin and may take some time to complete.
5. If you are using MacOS 10.3 or later, choose "Fix OS 9 Permissions" from the file menu. The OS 9 permissions will then be fixed.
An alternate method
Is your system capable of booting into MacOS 9? If so, you should be able to install the PEP archive while booted into OS 9, but still run it in Classic under MacOS X.
A: When in "Search by context" you must select how close the words must be to match. For instance, "Paragraph Level" would search for two or more words through all the material and yield results where those words were found only in the same paragraph. This is the level that we recommend, but you may wish to search for words at the "article level". This will, of course, yield many more results, but the words may not be related to each other.
A: The Advanced Search dialog doesn't work on the Mac, and is normally not visible. You've opened the infobase instead of the shadow file. Open the "PEP Archive 1v4" icon on your desktop or in the PEP Archive folder instead.
A: The Advanced Search dialog doesn't work on the Mac. You can still do ranked searches by entering a bracket [ then the word "rank", then the number of articles you want to rank, then end bracket] , then the word or words you want to see in a ranked search. For example: " [rank 200] countertransference"