Author: from AppleLink
Date: January, 1988
Keywords: hints tips macterminal hypercard imagewriter cricketdraw
Text: MacTerminal Problem: ? One of our Macintosh* users has an intermittent problem with MacTerminal version 2.2. Occasionally when she scrolls back through material she has received it will appear to be badly garbled, even though it looked OK when it was received. Any suggestions? * There is an option in MacTerminal to permit you to ''save screens before clearing''. This option should be turned on. Some online services use a system that has a clear screen function which may be creating the corruption you describe.
HyperCard Printing Problems on a ImageWriter: ? When printing cards in groups of 8 or single cards, after a few lines of print the printer jogs the paper forward a fraction of an inch too much and then jogs it back. This tends to leave a small white, unprinted line on the page that looks like the printer missed between 1 and 3 dot lines across the page. * The problem you have identified is not with HyperCard* but instead a known anomaly with the ImageWriter* print driver. Depending upon the weight of paper used and size of the pin feed holes in the paper, the printer after jogging the paper, does not properly realign the paper where the printing stopped before the jog. The problem can be some what helped by: 1) Using a heavier weight paper (20 lb. or heavier stock). 2) Using a paper stock with smaller pin feed holes. 3) Use single sheets and friction feed. Changing Default Fonts submitted by Mike Blumenthal, Blumenthals: It is in fact possible to change the default fonts on the Macintosh. The default font is controlled by a byte in the parameter ram. There are two easy ways to control this byte; Afonts, a desk accessory, and PRAM,an application, both in the public domain, and available from a variety of bulletin boards and user groups. Afonts, controls the default system font, and PRAM is a replacement for the control panel and allows you to change defaults for all the parameters controlled by the parameter RAM. Both work well and are particularly useful in a DTP environment. [Tech Tidbits Editorial Note: This may not apply in all cases, as the default font can also be application dependent.] Error Code 8133 Dennis Brennan of Cricket Software has just advised us that they have tracked down the mysterious Error Code 8133 which will occasionally haunt a Cricket Draw* user, then seemingly disappear, never to be seen again. THE FIX: Once you have copied your Cricket Draw program onto your hard disk, enter the Page Set Up section, and even if you change nothing, be sure to click on the "OK" box. This will permit Cricket Draw to correctly identify the LaserWriter, and the 8133 Error Code will not be displayed. Our thanks to Dennis and Cricket Software for sharing this information with us, and for their continued support in providing us with timely items for Tech Tidbits.
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