printing illustrator 9 in os9 classic enviroment on osX

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by tuffy109, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. tuffy109 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2004
    every time i try to print from either illustrator or photoshop, i get an error window stating "serial port being used by another application, close and repring". there are no other applications open though. any suggestions?
  2. Sparky's macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Do you have a Page layout program that runs in OS X? and if so can you saver the Illustrator file as an eps and place it on a page and print that way. Or save it out as a PDF file then in OS X drag-n-drop the pdf on to the "Print Center" icon on the doc (well put it there first). Or print it from Acrobat.

    Check the Chooser in Classic to see what it says when you select the print driver you're trying to print to.

    And Last but not least, I am aware of a few printing bugs in Ill. 9 try retro saving it to vs. 8.0 or 7.0 and if you still have an earlier version of Illustrator try printing from that.

    Hope these help, I'll try and think of more.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Please fill out your profile - knowing what computer you have will help all of us narrow down the cause of your problem. That error message you're getting is strange - I wouldn't expect Mac OS X to be running on a computer with serial ports, unless the computer's an old G3.
  4. hotdog macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2004
    hi there,
    the printer software, you need to install it twice.
    once in the osx bit and again in the classic bit... can't remember correct names of places right now.. but thats what I had to do anyway.
    hope this helps..
  5. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    I second the saving/printing to PS/PDF and printing from OSX. Acrobat Reader (free) should be good enough for printing them.

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