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Mysterious NeXT printing problems finally solved

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  • Subject: [mg14161] Mysterious NeXT printing problems finally solved
  • From: cleary at zimmer.csufresno.edu (Sean Cleary)
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 02:04:12 -0400
  • Organization: California State University, Fresno
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

After having students experience various annoying intermittent problems
with printing graphics cells from Mathematica 3.0 on NeXTs to NeXT
printers for more than a year now,  I finally stumbed across the
following bit on the support page:

http://www.wolfram.com/support/FrontEnds/Printing/PSProblems.html

which describes a change to the printing rendering options which appears
to have fixed the problem.  The symptons were that the printed cell
contains all the graphics that is supposed to be there (as it appeared
on the screen) but also some other garbage, which often is a
translated, reflected piece of some other part of the graphics cell. 
The solution is to force the machine to render the cell, rather than
the printer.  I had a number of emails to wolfram with nobody able to
answer this problem and I was very happy to find an apparent solution
and thought perhaps other folks would be interested as well.

By the way, I found this after poking around and finding the patch to
the Appearance Extension to fix the very annoying "misplaced cursor"
bug under MacOS 8, which I was very happy about.  That url is:

http://www.wolfram.com/support/Systems/Macintosh/Compatibility/80.html

Sean Cleary  Department of Mathematics  Peters Building 359 CSU Fresno
CA 93740 sean_cleary at csufresno.edu              
http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~cleary



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