Were the versions of Photoshop and Illustrator the OSX versions?
If they are, then Illustrator must have a conversion tool to enable you to change the format of Illustrator files created in an earlier version of Illustrator. To open the OS 9 created files, do you double click them or do you launch Ill and then go File/Open? Sometimes this method works when the other doesn't.
I'm not sure I understand how taking an old version of Illustrator from the trash enables you to open the files you scanned. Don't scanned files get saved in some form of Graphic format and not as Illustrator documents. I thought that part came later, I could be wrong though
There must have been a little more information on the Canon site about the scanner driver. Go back and check that it said that it worked with OS X, under Classic Mode. If it did, then it may be that a new scanner is on the horizon.
No recommendations for a scanner from me. Just make sure that the one you get works with OS X. Most of them do now.
Hope this helps a little
Ka-ching! I'm thinking I get to spend MORE money on my computer. Hmmm
I have a new Emac running OSX 10.3.5. I recently loaded in Photoshop & Illustrator CS, which I THOUGHT would make it compatible with my CanoScan N650U flatbed scanner. Uh uh. The new driver from the Canon website works, BUT only after opening OS9. Also Illustrator CS will not recognize any format scanned in on the old scanner (operating in OS9). I had to drag an earlier version of Illustrator out of the trash . I don't want to use OS9 anymore, and am tired of playing referee with all my applications. Is there a way to get them to all get along, or do I shell out for a new scanner?.
If so, any recommendations? Warnings?
Thanks all, as usual