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Deneba Canvas 5.0.x

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas_5_floppy_disk_inst....sit (13.96 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Canvas_5.0.2_Updater_FAT.sit (12.27 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas-5-install-set.sit (20.72 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Canvas-502-Mac-Win.zip (58.56 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvastm_5_updater-ppc.img_.sit (12.93 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas503-eval-kit.sit (34.54 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#7
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas5-batch-io-tool.sit (17.66 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas-5-users-guide.pdf
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas-5-print-guide.pdf
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas5-getting_started.pdf
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
canvas5-quick_reference.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Canvas 5.0.1 with updates to 5.0.3 for Macintosh. A "Jack of all (DTP) trades. Master of none". At least that was the "put down" slogan from the competition. Actually, Deneba Canvas was an excellent all rounder drawing and publication program. And for better or for worse, version 5.0.3 was the final Canvas release to run on 68k Macintosh.

I have now uploaded the complete distribution of version 5.0.1. It consists of 3 CD's (links below) and a set of 10 install floppy disks (uploaded here) for those who did not have a CD reader (Aside: I had to break the seal of the package containing the floppies to copy them here as I had never used them, having used the CD's instead). The SN is with the floppy disk download. I have also uploaded here the PPC updater to version 5.0.3. There were also 68K and Fat versions, but I do not have them. Finally I have also uploaded here copies of the "Getting Started" manual and the "Quick Reference" (links provided for convenience), as well as scans of one of the CD's and one of the floppy disks.
    -- mrdav

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

Top DL: StuffIt 5.5 archive of the original Canvas version 5.0.1 floppy disk install set as Disk Copy 4.2 disk image files. It will install as either a 68k or PPC copy depending on your hardware. Runs well in Basilisk II or SheepShaver. Not suitable for 68000 CPU Macs such as the Plus, SE or Mini vMac.

3rd DL: StuffIt archive contains a Disk Copy 6.3 image file of Canvas 5.0.2. The installer for 5.0.2 will install as either a 68k or PPC copy depending on your hardware. Runs well in Basilisk II or SheepShaver. Not suitable for 68000 CPU Macs or Mini vMac.

4th DL: A Zipped achive containing a .ISO image file of Mac and Windows installers of Canvas 5.0.2. The ISO image mounts as an "Update" disk, but it installs the full program without an earlier version needing to be present, and includes full documentation. Note: The Windows version is lacking a working serial to enable full activation and currently runs in demo mode only.

6th DL: A StuffIt 3.6 archive containing a .ISO image file of Canvas 5.0.3 (mount using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility). The installer for 5.0.3 will install as either a 68k or PPC copy depending on your hardware. An Optional install can install a FAT version if desired. It does not require an updater, this was as "good as it gets" for the version 5 series of Canvas for Macintosh. Runs well in Basilisk II or SheepShaver. Not suitable for 68000 CPU Macs or Mini vMac.

The additional archives by mrdav are as follows: CDs are toast images. Floppy disks are Disk Copy 4.2 images in a folder. The updater is a DiskCopy 6.3 img...all compressed with StuffIt 5.5

Comments

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, June 10 - 9:01pm

I have only a serial for the Windows version 8

No. Only version 5 serials will work.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, June 10 - 3:18pm

I have only a serial for the Windows version 8. Not sure it could work with this one...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, June 9 - 11:05pm

Hi 24bit and MacTouch. Thanks for looking. No, the Windows installer will not accept a Mac serial (all beginning with "M" are Mac only).

It is most likely that if you do come across a Windows serial, it will begin with "W", like the demo example in my previous post (and visible in screenshot #6), as in "Wnnn-nnnnnnnnn".

I don't posses a Windows equivalent of surfers to check against.

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by 24bit - 2018, June 9 - 9:13pm

I found a few for 5.X.Y:
MSPC-08500000
M122-16551409
M131-049437908
M163-189025328
M151-753113856
M151-753113857
M151-753113859
M231-112383509
M222-698079468

No idea whether those are WIN or Mac or if its wise to list them here like this. Quest

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by MacTouch - 2018, June 9 - 7:05pm

So if anyone knows of a full serial for the Windows side, this would be a great help.

Hi Mike, are you searching a serial for the Windows version 5 of Canvas ? This cannot be the same as for Mac OS ?

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, June 9 - 12:25am

Thanks for the updater, mrdav. It is getting hard to find them. The 5.0.3 FAT updater seems difficult to source. Although I have come across a 5.0.2 update install for both Mac and Win on CD. Despite it claiming to be an update, it installs the full program without an earlier version needing to be present, plus has full documentation. I'm in the process of zipping this up and also adding it to the page.

[Edit] Have met a snag with the Windows install. I've only been able to find a serial to enable the program as a Demo app; W000-754710, the Mac side is a lot easier. So if anyone knows of a full serial for the Windows side, this would be a great help.

Actually I didn't mind this version so much and thought that version 6 was the dogs breakfast. Much improved by version 7 and version 8. - Tho' Canvas didn't "die" at version 8 with the company. Deneba was bought out by ACD Systems in 2003 and Canvas 8 was followed by version 9 and then version X - The Mac side was split off from Canvas X in 2007 and it now exists as "Canvas Draw 4 for Mac". I haven't tried Canvas Draw, but what I've seen of it looks really good and it's competitively priced as a vector/layout/illustration app.

by Gary - 2018, June 8 - 2:19pm

I was a Canvas devotee with v3.5. When v5.0 came out I was eager to try it out.

What a DISASTER. The interface was totally different. It was painfully slow and crashed all the time. I believe that this update buried Canvas and put Deneba out of business.

But before the company died they released v8.0 that proved to be better than v5 by a large extent. It was STILL not as useful or easy to use as v3.5 was.

Gary

by mrdav - 2018, June 8 - 5:08am

I have just uploaded an updater to v. 5.0.2 that I found on MacAddict 13. It claims to update earlier versions of Canvas to a FAT binary v. 5.0.2 even though the updater itself is a 68k application. I have not tested this.

by mrdav - 2012, April 29 - 2:19am

"if it goes again we could take turns at re-uploading it"

Yep. Or I might put it on RS as well.

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, April 29 - 12:09am

If it disappears again I will just delete the link

I've saved a copy of these now. Say, if it goes again we could take turns at re-uploading it Smile

by mrdav - 2012, April 27 - 12:40pm

I have uploaded it again. If it disappears again I will just delete the link.

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, April 25 - 11:06pm

@mrdav: RS has relented and let me DL at long last. No need to re-upload these now. Thanks.
The above CD scan has gone walkabout again...

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by MikeTomTom - 2012, March 5 - 9:58pm

@mrdav: Thanks for re-uploading the screenshots. I will likely put in a request for the CD images later. I'm OS at the moment, traveling and have very low bandwidth most of the time. Back home in approx 4 weeks. Cheers.

by mrdav - 2012, March 5 - 11:39am

You are right. The images don't come up when I click on the thumbnails. I will reupload them soon.

by mrdav - 2012, March 5 - 11:34am

@MikeTomTom

Curious that you cannot see the screenshots of CD and floppy. They are the 3rd and 4th images that I can see above. I can put my Canvas5 archives somewhere else as well. Where would you like me to put them so you can get at them?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, March 5 - 10:38am

The CD and floppy disk screenshots appear to be missing.

I also cannot DL the Rapidshare items - period.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, February 18 - 7:43am

@mrdav: these look good, thanks. - I still can't access RS, think its my ISP Sick

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by MacMaster - 2011, September 6 - 12:50pm

Thank you MikeTomTom! Have a nice day! Smile