Does anyone have any other ideas?
Buy a new computer? A G3 was old even when CS3 was fresh. Have you considered re-installing the whole operating system? I'm not particularly on the Mac side of things and my personal MacBook runs with 10.5.x, but this seems the usual recipe. Most likely it's not the original operating system, but some update that changed a system library and may render any attempts to install Adobe software futile. Well, maybe someone of the die hard Mac peopel has some better ideas...
I only just bought the G3, I know it's old but it's all I can afford at the moment.
I was hoping to be able to bring work home and use it, but it looks like I'll have to save everything down a version at work and install the original CS
There is a thing called throughing your money away, probably better to have save that money for something else then buying a G# that will not soon work anymore and probably will not be repairable either.
Your five generations behind and you must know by now that any of the new software even if it di work on the G3 would be so slow it would not be worth the trouble.
If youare thinking of doing serious work then you can't afford not to upgrade. There will be features you need in the future that you will not have available in future versions that will be essential to do a professional job so you just threw away what ever little money you spent.
I don't believe I threw money away, photoshop cs3 works fine and is quick enough for what I need.
I'm not talking about working full time from home, just doing the odd few hours, but a newer version of illustrator would really help with that.
Seeing as that's not looking likely I'll just have to save stuff down at work should I need to take it home.