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What the @!#$ is JAWS folder in Quark
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JacobyO
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Dec 17, 2004, 05:32 PM
 
We just noticed the Jaws folder in Quark 6 applications folder and realized it had a copy of every .ps file I have written as well as a collection of around 2500 font files.

This folder is over 24 gig and I don't know the reason. Anybody have a clue?
     
art_director
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Dec 17, 2004, 05:48 PM
 
Interesting...mine is 5MB but I'm curious to know what it is.
     
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Dec 17, 2004, 05:56 PM
 
Evidently it's ( JAWS ) is an extension used to create PDFs directly from Quack.
     
JacobyO  (op)
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Dec 17, 2004, 05:57 PM
 
yeah, I figured that out but I don't know why these files are in there. I guess I can just delete them and call it a day.
     
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Dec 23, 2004, 01:55 PM
 
you already deleted them and that is fine.

Quark caches the fonts and postscript files it generates (if you use Quarks internal PDF making capabilities)... I don't know the exact purpose of the JAWS folder but if you turn on the full res preview option, it will dump it there too.

I have 2,200 TTF instance JAWS files . . . WTF Quark??!?!?!

Feel free to trash everything in that folder but be aware that once you do you might have a small delay depending on the systems hardware as Quark recreates the files it needs on the fly.


oh - and that second burning question - NO you can't turn it off.
     
   
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