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Reunion & OS X

This page provides information about Reunion and Mac OS X.


Reunion 10 is for OS X Only

Reunion 10 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer (Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, or whatever cat Apple chooses next). Click here for details about upgrading to Reunion 10.

Reunion 10 is a major upgrade with more than 75 new features.


Reunion 9 is for OS X Only

Reunion 9 was a major upgrade — a "Cocoa-based" application taking full advantage of OS X and running only on OS X.


Reunion 8 was for OS X and OS 9

Reunion 8 shipped on a single CD that included Reunion for OS X and Reunion for OS 8.5 to 9.2. That's right, two different applications, virtually identical in functionality, but optimized and designed for their native OS. Reunion 8 was a "Carbon-based" application.


Using Reunion 7 with OS X

Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs uses "Classic mode" to run programs which were written for Mac OS 9 and/or earlier versions of the Mac OS.

Reunion 7 runs fine in "Classic mode" on Mac OS X except for the following situations...

When you start Reunion 7 and Classic isn't already running, your Mac will start Classic and then start Reunion. Unfortunately, in some situations, a problem with Classic mode prevents Reunion from starting properly. There are two known solutions for this predicament:

  1. Upgrade to Mac OS 10.1.4 or newer.
  2. Start Classic manually before opening Reunion 7. To do this, choose System Preferences from the apple menu. With the System Prefs program open, click on the Classic button to go to the Classic settings pane. Click the Start button in the Classic settings pane. Once Classic has finished starting, quit the System Prefs program and open Reunion.

This problem may also occur when trying to run the Reunion 7 installer. The same two solutions apply.

In some cases, creating charts or printing may not work correctly and may produce an error message saying there is no printer selected. If this occurs it probably means the Mac OS 9 print driver for your printer has not been installed. Even though you are using Mac OS X, the Mac OS 9 print driver is required for "Classic" programs (such as Reunion) to be able to access the printer. Be sure Classic is running and then use the driver CD that came with your printer to install the Mac OS 9 print driver for your printer.

After you have installed the printer driver...

  1. Restart your Mac (or just log out and log back in)
  2. Run Reunion 7
  3. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu
  4. In the Chooser window, select your printer and close the Chooser
  5. Back in Reunion, chose File -> Page Setup and click OK. Now Reunion should operate normally with your printer.

Reunion 7 is unable to record sounds when running in Classic mode. Clicking the Record Sound button in the Multimedia window causes Reunion to crash. This occurs because Mac OS X doesn't allow the use of the same sound recording system that Mac OS 9 does. In this situation, the only way to record sounds in Reunion is to restart your computer with Mac OS 9 to do the recording.


Reunion 6 with OS X

Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs uses "Classic mode" to run programs which were written for Mac OS 9 and/or earlier versions of the Mac OS.

Reunion 6 runs fine in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.2 or newer.

Reunion 6 runs in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.1.x but there are two known problems:

  1. SuperChart 6 may not automatically open charts if you are running Reunion 6 in Classic mode on MacOS X. After creating a chart from the Create menu, you may be returned to the family card. To open the chart, you'll have to manually launch SuperChart and choose File -> Open to open the "Reunion Chart" file, located in the Preferences folder (within the System Folder).
  2. There may also be a problem when opening the manual from the Help menu and searching the manual. If you want to continue running Reunion 6 in Classic mode on OS X, you can access the manual by opening the Reunion 6 Manual folder (inside the Reunion 6 Folder) and double-click the Explorer Users icon. You won't be able to use the manual search capabilities available in Reunion, but you will be able to click through the links to access the various pages.

Reunion 5 with OS X

Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs uses "Classic mode" to run programs which were written for Mac OS 9 and/or earlier versions of the Mac OS.

Reunion 5 runs fine in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.2 or newer.

Reunion 5 runs in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.1.x but the problem opening SuperChart (mentioned above) also may occur in Reunion 5. Here are the details.

  • If you are running Reunion 5 in Classic mode on Mac OS X, SuperChart 5 may not automatically open charts. After creating a chart from the Create menu, you may be returned to the family card. To open the chart, you'll have to manually launch SuperChart and choose File -> Open to open the "Reunion Chart" file, located in the Preferences folder (within the System Folder).

Reunion 4 with OS X

Mac OS X on PowerPC Macs uses "Classic mode" to run programs which were written for Mac OS 9 and/or earlier versions of the Mac OS.

Reunion 4 runs fine in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.2 or newer.

Reunion 4 runs in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.1.x but the problem opening SuperChart (mentioned above) also may occur in Reunion 4. Here are the details.

  • If you are running Reunion 4 in Classic mode on Mac OS X, SuperChart 4 may not automatically open charts. After creating a chart from the Create menu, you may be returned to the family card. To open the chart, you'll have to manually launch SuperChart and choose File -> Open to open the "~chart.txt" file, located in the Reunion/Reports folder.

And, by the way, why haven't you upgraded???