Apple Mac and Linux Users
A native mode Mac OSX version of our Javelin secure PDF reader is available for free download - it has been tested on the latest releases of OSX (Snow Leopard and Lion - OSX 10.6 OR LATER) and on a variety of Mac hardware platforms (Mac Mini, MacBook, MacAir etc). Publishing secure PDF files requires either the use of the Drumlin software, which is Windows-only (see further below), or provision of your PDF files to us for conversion on your behalf.
The screenshot below provides a sample PDF displayed within the Javelin for Mac reader, with the Outline tab area displayed. As can be seen, this version of the reader is based on the standard Apple Mac PDF reader software. The main difference is that when a DRMX or DRMZ file is opened it will ask for an authorization code before the secured PDF is displayed (on the first occasion). Once Javelin has been installed on a Mac the drmx files are recognized as being Javelin files and can be opened by double-clicking these or by using the Javelin File menu, Recently opened files option
To use the Mac reader, select the dmg file (or zip file and unzip the file) and open it on your Mac OSX system. Drag the Javelin file icon to your desktop or wherever you want to keep it, and double-click it to run. Download test files (DRMX or DRMZ files) from the links provided and use the Javelin File menu, Open option, to view them. They will ask for an authorization code the first time you try and view them. Select the test code from the appropriate .txt file (copy the code shown on the screen - a 20 character text string for DRMX files, a 9 char string for DRMZ files) and Paste it into the field when prompted. The file should then be authorized and opened for viewing. See also the links further down this page.
- Javelin for Mac OSX (10.6 OR LATER)
- paper166.drmx(docID 12828): please use 12345678901234567890 as a test authorization code
- testfontsA4.drmx(docID 11060): please use 12345678901234567890 as a test authorization code
- prweb_14ideas.drmx- secure PDF (drmx) file of PRWeb paper (watermarked; docID 12853): please use 12345678901234567890 as a test authorization code for PRWeb paper
Apple Mac and Linux users can use both Drumlin and Javelin with the help of virtualisation software or dual-boot solutions (such Apple's Bootcamp) that allow Windows to be used on Apple or other hardware. Most recently a user has reported successfully installing Drumlin V 6 on Windows 7 home premium running via Parallels (see below) on an IMac.
As Apple state: "Boot Camp comes with every new Mac, and it lets you run Windows natively - as if your Mac were a PC. If you want to run Mac OS X and Windows side by side, you can purchase Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMware Fusion. Install one of these applications, along with the Windows Installation CDs, and you can run the occasional Windows program right next to your Mac applications, without having to restart." source: Apple Corp website
Drumlin provides a program startup shortcut "Drumlin Reader (for Mac users)" that enables Mac users running Windows support software to run Drumlin. This shortcut simply runs the standard Drumlin program with the command line argument "-mac". To use this simply drag the shortcut to your Desktop and use it in preference to the standard Drumlin shortcut. If you have installed earlier versions of Drumlin and are now installing the current release, you will need to delete your old Languages files (in \Drumlin Reader\Languages ) and the installation process will place new files in this location for you.
Users have reported that Drumlin successfully works with:
Apple (Intel Macs):
Apple (PowerPC G3-G5 models):
Linux platforms (such as Ubuntu):