Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1244 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
Personally I have not been able to use Final Writer 5 or 97 on MorphOS. I get a virtually black window/GUI, and none of the colours for setting the background, etc. don't render on the screen with the colours I choose. I can see/make out the GUI and the menus, but things don't seem to respond as they should. I have never managed, or bothered to pursue fathoming out its difficulties on MorphOS, as I was hoping that the NG version of Final Writer would get finished, but I'm not holding my breath on that front either.
I generally use PageStream 184.108.40.206 Pro as that works quite stably, and it offers features that Final Writer just doesn't. You can also print out PostScript - via MorphOS "Printers" Prefs (USBPAR: in v3.11), for which you'll need a PPD file for your printer - not the standard "Printer in Prefs option, or save as a PDF with PageStream 220.127.116.11 Pro, and even print that with any system that can handle a PDF. Some features don't print out when you choose PDF as arrow head objects on straight/curved lines aren't interpreted correctly, but text colour, style, etc., is saved OK.
MacMini 1.5GHz,64MB VRAM, PowerBooks A1138/9 (Model 5,8/9),PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP), iMac A1145 2.1GHz 20", all with MorphOS v3.17,Airport,Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL,MiniMax,Firewire/USB2 & MacOSX 10.4/5.