MAC Bookshelf 1995: Bookshelf 1995 Edition Readme Contents


The following article contains a copy of the Bookshelf 1995 ReadMe file
found on the Bookshelf 1995 for the Macintosh CD-ROM.


Microsoft Bookshelf '95 - Macintosh README File

This ReadMe file contains information on the following topics:
    • What you need to run Bookshelf '95.
    • Bookshelf memory usage.
    • Tips on how to increase Bookshelf's speed.
    • Bookshelf display issues.
    • Common problems playing sounds and how to fix them.
    • Problems and fixes with QuickTime movies.
    • What folders are created and which files are copied by Setup.
    • Other options for installing Bookshelf.
    • Possible printing problems and suggestions.
    • Known problems and suggested work arounds.


To install and run Bookshelf '95 you will need at least the following
minimum configuration:

  • A Color Macintosh II or higher, Color Classic, or Color Powerbook
  • System 7.0 or later
  • At least 4 MB of random-access memory (RAM) (6 to 8 MB recommended)
  • At least 2.5 MB of available hard disk space
  • A CD-ROM drive or access to the CD-ROM via a network connection
In order to use Bookshelf '95, you must install the application and
its supporting files on your hard disk. The Setup program on the CD-
ROM installs the Bookshelf program to a new folder and adds any
necessary files and resources to the System folder on your hard disk.



Bookshelf '95 needs a relatively large amount of your computer's
system memory (RAM) to display pictures and play sounds. It should run
on systems with 4 MB of RAM and at least 2.2 MB (2248 K) available for
Bookshelf. Most users will not have problems, but if you have only 4
MB of memory and your system software uses a large portion of your
RAM, you may need to adjust memory usage to make Bookshelf '95 run
properly. To do this:

  • Run only one application at a time. If other applications are
    running, close them before re-launching Bookshelf '95.
  • Check the amount of memory being used by your system software.

    To do this:
    1. Return to the desktop and select the Apple menu.
    2. Choose the first menu item, "About This Macintosh..."
    3. The "Largest Unused Block" needs to be greater than 2200 K to
      run Bookshelf '95.
    4. If the only item listed in the About This Macintosh dialog is
      System Software, and the Largest Unused Block is less than
      2200 K, you need to reduce the amount of memory consumed by
      your system software. Refer to your Macintosh documentation
      to do this, but some general suggestions follow:
  • Open the Memory Control Panel and check the Disk Cache setting. To
    make the greatest amount of memory available, set the cache to 32K.
  • Large numbers of fonts and sounds consume system memory. Removing
    those that you aren't using will free up more memory. Do NOT,
    however, remove the following fonts: Arial, Symbol, Bookshelf
    Symbol 1, 2, and 3.
  • Third party system extensions such as screen savers, fax software,
    desktop pictures, menu-modifying utilities and other system
    enhancements increase the amount of memory consumed by your system.
    Removing some or all of these extensions will increase the amount
    of memory available to applications. Be sure that you save
    anything you remove from your System Folder in a separate folder on
    your disk so that you can replace it later.
NOTE: Be sure to restart your Macintosh after making any of these
changes to your system.



If Bookshelf '95 seems to run slowly, interrupts sounds or film clips,
does not play sounds at all, or does not allow you to enlarge images,
here are the main things to check:

  • If you are running on a Macintosh with low memory, you may
    experience performance problems such as slow video playback, loss
    of audio in Bookshelf '95, or other slowing of Bookshelf '95.
    Please refer to Section 2 of this ReadMe document (MEMORY USE) for
    suggestions on how to solve memory problems.
  • If you are using a slow CD-ROM drive, it may not be able to supply
    information to the Macintosh at the speed required by the software.
    There is no work around for this problem. If you suspect a problem
    with your CD-ROM drive, ensure that it is properly terminated and
    that its software is properly installed. For more information on
    SCSI termination, read your Macintosh or CD-ROM drive
    documentation, or ask your Apple dealer.


Bookshelf '95 requires that your monitor display 256 or more colors.

Bookshelf '95 will run in 16-bit mode (thousands of colors) and 24-bit
mode (millions of colors). These video modes improve the appearance of
Bookshelf's photos and film clips; however, using 16-bit or 24-bit
video may alter Bookshelf's performance or reduce the amount of memory
available to Bookshelf. If you see low memory messages when running in
thousands or millions of colors, you can increase the memory available
to Bookshelf by switching to 256 colors To do this, select the Apple
menu, choose Control Panels, then choose Monitors. In the Monitors
dialog box, choose 256 then close the dialog.



If there is no sound at all, first make sure that the sound level on
your Macintosh is set correctly. To set the sound level, select the
Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then choose Sound. In the Sound
dialog box, experiment with the speaker volume setting until you get a
comfortable sound level. Setting the sound level to maximum may cause
sound distortion.

If your Macintosh is using Virtual Memory, you may find that sounds
are interrupted. For best sound performance, turn off Virtual Memory.
To do this, select the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then choose
Memory. Choose the Virtual Memory Off option, then restart the

In low memory situations, you may find that sounds will not load or
play. If you cannot get a sound to play and are sure that your sound
control panel is set correctly, or you are receiving error messages
when attempting to play sounds, you may need to allocate more memory
for Bookshelf. Please refer to Section 2 of this ReadMe document
(MEMORY USE) for suggestions on how to solve memory problems.

The sounds used in Bookshelf '95 are stored on the CD-ROM in a
compressed format. In order to play, the sound must be read from disk
and decompressed. Older or slower Macintoshes, such as the Macintosh
LC III or the earlier Performa models, may experience interruptions in
audio playback.

When an audio clip plays on lower performance machines, the slider on
the audio controller is not updated as often as it is on higher
performance machines. This will give the slider's movement a "choppy"
effect and the audio clip may finish before the slider reaches the end
of the play bar.

Macintosh computers have built-in speakers. These speakers vary in
quality and loudness depending on which Macintosh you have. The
speaker quality has generally improved in later models.



There are two types of display problems associated with playing
QuickTime[ASCII 153] movies in high resolution with thousands (16-bit) or
millions (24-bit) of colors:

  • Playing larger QuickTime animations in millions of color may result
    in odd redraw behavior within the animation, where the QuickTime
    window only completely refreshes the screen every few seconds. To
    solve this problem, change your monitor setting to 256-colors. To
    change your monitors setting, select the Apple
    menu, choose Control Panels, then Monitors. In the Monitors dialog
    box, choose 256 colors.
  • When playing QuickTime movies in millions of colors using a high
    screen resolution (832x624 or 1024x768), vertical white lines may
    appear in some video clips. To solve this problem, change your
    screen resolution to 640x480. To change your screen resolution,
    select the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then Monitors.
    In the Monitors dialog box choose Options, then 640x480.
In either case, turning off the QuickTime PowerPlug extension will
also correct these problems. To turn off the QuickTime PowerPlug,
select the Apple menu, choose Control Panels, then Extensions Manager.
In the Extensions Manager dialog box, turn off the QuickTime PowerPlug
by clicking it to remove the check mark.

If your Control Panels menu does not list Extensions Manager, you can
turn off QuickTime PowerPlug by opening your Systems Folder, then the
Extensions folder. Drag the QuickTime PowerPlug to the Extensions
(disabled) folder.



The Bookshelf Setup program creates folders and copies files to
several locations. When you install Bookshelf '95, the Setup program:

  • Creates a folder on your hard disk called "Bookshelf '95" and
    copies the following to it:

    "Bookshelf '95" - the main Bookshelf application.

    "Bookshelf '95 ReadMe" - the document you are reading now.

    "Bookshelf Lexicon" - the file needed to run the automatic
    spelling feature.

    "SimpleText" - a text editor that allows you to view the ReadMe

    "Setup Folder" - the folder that contains files to setup & remove
    Bookshelf on your hard drive.

    "Microsoft System Information" - a folder with information about
    your application and system that
    you may need to know should you
    require assistance from
    Microsoft Product Support
  • Creates a folder called "Bookshelf '95 Preferences" in your System
    Folder: Preferences folder.
  • Creates a folder called "Bookshelf '94 Preferences" in your System
    Folder: Preferences folder, which is created to enable Microsoft
    Works 4.0 to work together with Bookshelf '95. This folder will not
    be created if Bookshelf '94 is already installed on your system.
  • Copies QuickTime PowerPlug to your System Folder: Extensions
    folder. This is only necessary for PowerMac systems; it can be
    removed from other systems.
  • Copies QuickTime 2.0, QuickTime Musical Instruments, and Sound
    Manager to the System Folder: Extensions folder (if needed). These
    are necessary to play video and sound.
  • Copies Apple Multimedia Tuner to the System Folder: Extensions
    folder. This allows the multimedia in Bookshelf to run properly.
  • Copies Sound Manager Sound control panel to the System Folder:
    Control Panels folder (if needed).
  • Copies Times, Arial, Bookshelf Symbol, and Symbol fonts to System
    Folder. On System 7.0 and 7.0.1, these fonts are copied to the
    System suitcase. On System 7.1 or higher these fonts are copied to
    the Fonts folder.


For the majority of users, using the Complete Installation provided in
the Setup program is the best way to install Bookshelf '95.

You may wish to perform a custom installation if you are running
System 7.0 or 7.0.1 and don't have the extra hard disk space needed
for installation. (See Section 1 for details.) You may also choose
Custom Installation if you would like to save hard disk space, though
this will decrease Bookshelf's performance.

Custom Installation allows you to install different options than those
chosen by Setup as optimal for your system.

To perform a custom installation of Bookshelf '95:

  1. Double-click the "Bookshelf Setup" icon on the Bookshelf '95
  2. Click the Custom Installation button in the Setup dialog box.
  3. In the dialog box containing the Options list, select the items you
    wish to install by clicking the check boxes to add or remove the X,
    then choose Continue to complete the installation.


Bookshelf '95 does not always print properly with LaserWriter version
7.x drivers. Problems you may see when printing with these driver
versions include: media items print in black and white instead of
grayscale despite proper printer settings, and sections of text
overlap other sections of text. To solve these problems, we have
provided the LaserWriter version 8.2.2 driver on the Bookshelf '95 CD-

To install this driver on your system:

  1. Open your System Folder and open your Extensions folder.
  2. Open the LaserWriter 8.2.2 folder on the Bookshelf '95 CD-ROM.
  3. Drag the "LaserWriter 8" file into your Extensions folder, then
    drag the Printer Descriptions folder into your Extensions folder.
  4. If this folder already exists on your hard drive, drag the contents
    of the Printer Descriptions folder from the CD into the Printer
    Descriptions folder on your hard drive.
  5. Once you have copied these files, select Chooser from the Apple
  6. Locate and select the LaserWriter 8 item in the upper-left box
    within the Chooser. You may need to scroll down to find this item.
  7. Select your printer in the printer list box.
  8. Select Setup, then click the Auto Setup button to have the driver
    select the correct Printer Description file for your printer.
When printing images from within Bookshelf articles on printers
supporting only black and white printing, black bars may appear on the
right side of the printed image. If your printer has a Grayscale
option, switching from Black & White to Grayscale will correct this



  • Your virus protection software issues warnings during Bookshelf
    installation. Some virus protection software may confuse the Setup
    program's necessary actions with behaviors associated with a virus,
    possibly disrupting the installation process. It is recommended
    that you disable any virus protection software before installing
    Bookshelf, then re-enable it after the installation.
  • Some screen saver software may conflict with installation. Some
    screen savers, such as After Dark, are known to conflict with the
    installer. Turn off your screen saver using the Control Panel
    before installing Bookshelf.
  • A dialog box warns that you have an incorrect version of QuickTime
    or Sound Manager installed. During installation, the Setup program
    checks the versions of QuickTime and Sound Manager present on your
    machine and, if necessary, replaces them with newer versions.
    However, the Setup cannot remove older versions if you have renamed
    them. For example, if you renamed an older version of QuickTime "My
    QuickTime," the Bookshelf Setup would install a newer version of
    QuickTime, but would fail to remove the older version. To fix this
    problem, manually remove the renamed version(s) of these system
    components and restart your Macintosh.
  • Special or international characters are copied incorrectly to the
    Clipboard. As a custom bitmap font, the Bookshelf Symbol fonts do
    not map special or international characters correctly to the
    Macintosh character set. These characters appear as inappropriate
    or non-printing characters when copied to an application such as
    SimpleText. [Note: Special characters appear and print correctly in
    MS Reference fonts when printed from Bookshelf.]
  • Failure to eject a non-Bookshelf disc. On some systems, when you
    launch Bookshelf '95 with a non-Bookshelf '95 disc in the CD-ROM
    drive, the drive will not eject that disc for you.

    To get around this problem:
    1. Eject the disc from the Finder by dragging it to the Trash.
    2. Insert the Bookshelf '95 disc into the CD-ROM drive.
  • With both Bookshelf 1994 and Bookshelf '95 installed, Quickshelf
    may try to launch Bookshelf 1994, and display a message asking for
    the Bookshelf 1994 CD. The actual problem is that the Bookshelf
    1994 application is being launched instead of Bookshelf '95.

    • Delete the Bookshelf 1994 application.

    • If your Macintosh has multiple hard disks (or partitions)
      then move the Bookshelf 1994 folder (which contains the
      Bookshelf 1994 application) to the same hard disk as the
      Bookshelf '95 application.

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