After having postponed transiting to 64-bit as long as I could, I finally did it. For some people such upgrades may be a source of excitement, but I dread them.
However accepting the inevitability and after having relegated the functionalities of some 32-bit applications that I depended upon to Linux machines and having found replacements for others, I decided to give it a go.
What gives? Keynote can no longer read of half of my presentations! It is those unforeseen consequences that I hate. I’ve stopped using MS Word long ago because of compatibility issues, but Apple is now following the lead of Microsoft, apparently.
The problem appears to be that there are many .PICT figures in my older presentations. I know the format (one of the oldest Apple graphical formats, if not the oldest one) is depreciated, but I am unpleasantly surprised that all of a sudden and without warning they have been replaced by a rectangle with a cross in it.
Does anyone know of a trick or utility to convert those old Keynote presentations? Making presentations with Latex is a drag, but at least there is a promise of backwards compatibility…