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Reunion & OS X

This page provides information about Reunion and Mac OS X.


Reunion 11 is for OS X Only

Reunion 11 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. Click here for details about upgrading to Reunion 11.

Reunion 11 is a major upgrade with more than 75 new features.


Reunion 10 is for OS X Only

Reunion 10 required Mac OS X 10.5 or newer. Reunion 10 was 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. 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 used "Classic mode" to run programs which were written for Mac OS 9 and/or earlier versions of the Mac OS.

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

When you started Reunion 7 and Classic wasn't already running, your Mac would start Classic and then start Reunion. Unfortunately, in some situations, a problem with Classic mode prevented Reunion from starting properly. There were two known solutions for this predicament:

  1. Upgrade to Mac OS 10.1.4 or newer.
  2. Start Classic manually before opening Reunion 7. 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 have also occured when trying to run the Reunion 7 installer. The same two solutions apply.

In some cases, creating charts or printing may not have worked correctly and may have produced an error message saying there is no printer selected. If that occurred, it probably meant the Mac OS 9 print driver for your printer was not installed. Even though you were using Mac OS X, the Mac OS 9 print driver was 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 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 was unable to record sounds when running in Classic mode. Clicking the Record Sound button in the Multimedia window caused Reunion to crash. This occurrf because Mac OS X didn't allow the use of the same sound recording system that Mac OS 9 did. In this situation, the only way to record sounds in Reunion was 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 ran fine in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.2 or newer.

Reunion 6 ran in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.1.x but there were 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 ran fine in "Classic mode" on Mac OS 10.2 or newer.

Reunion 5 ran 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 were 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'd 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 used "Classic mode" to run programs which were written for Mac OS 9 and/or earlier versions of the Mac OS.

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

Reunion 4 ran 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 were 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'd 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???