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Topic: Re: MAC installer
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57681
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:27 PM


you have two possibilities:

If you want to keep a strict ISO 9660 CD, you would have to put the
..hqx file on it and advice the users to unpack and install this file
(the .hqx is a "textified" version of a Mac binary file, which would
can be distributed on a ISO 9660 CD. However, it is theinstaller, and
you will not have any autorunning etc. in this case.

The (IMHO) preferrable way would be creating a "hybrid" Mac/ISO9660
CD, which has its own Mac partition. Here, you could install Reader
in a runnable version, so that the Mac user would double click the
start document icon. Note that Autorunning on Mac is possible, but
because the majority of the three Mac viruses which spread within the
last few years are using the autorun mechanism, most users have it
deactivated. In order to create a hybrid CD, it is highly recommended
to master the CD on a Mac. Actually, it may be worthwile to get a Mac
just for the CD mastering (and testing).

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37

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>As I don't use Mac at all, I don't know how it works.
>I want to bundle a set of forms in a autorun PC compatible CD ROM with
>Acrobat 'autorunning'.
>I saw, at the web, the installing files for MAC. They were "rs405esl.bin"
>and "rs405esl.hqx"
>The question is:
>If I place this 2 files in the CD ROM... Will Mac users be able to install
>Acrobat Reader from there in their machines... Or will they find a format
>problem (or whatever else..problem)
>I know Mac reads PC formatted disks (not the other way)

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