Left Dakota Link-o-lator Manual

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Link-o-lator 2.0 User Guide by Left Dakota

Go to the Introduction to the Link-o-lator Manual

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Eric Magnusson, John Cruise


John Cruise

Software Design

Eric Magnusson


William Hoagland

Special Thanks to

Parker Plaisted

Minimum System Requirements

Apple Macintosh computer; System 9.0 or higher.

ColorSync 3.01 or higher.

Minimum 15 MB Application RAM,

40 MB Recommended.

Left Dakota

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This manual, as well as the software described within, is furnished under license and may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of this license. The material in this manual is furnished for information use only, is subject to change without notice, and is not warranted for accuracy.

This manual may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, or converted into an electronic or machine-readable form without written consent of Left Dakota. Art Link-o-lator, Link-o-lator, Megalink, and Maxi-Channel are trademarks of Left Dakota. All other trademarks used in this manual and are the property of their respective owners.

Left Dakota shall assume no liability for the cor rectness of any information contained in this docu ment pertaining to the description of products sup plied by third parties. Adobe, Acrobat, Exchange, Distiller, Acrobat Reader, Adobe Type Manager, Illustrator, PageMaker, Photoshop, PostScript, and PDF are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Windows and Windows NT are reg istered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and/or other countries. Apple, Macintosh, Power Macintosh, LaserWriter, MacOS, MacOS X and ColorSync are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the USA and/or other countries. QuarkXPress is a trademark of Quark Inc. PANTONE® and other Pantone Incorporated trademarks are the property of Pantone Inc., USA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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