Author: Fred Cranston
Date: April, 1989
Keywords: macpaint 1.5 2.0 lisa error bug
Text: What a folly for me in March! I spent approximately 6 hours attempting to trace down a problem with MacPaint 1.5 and finally decided that the problem is inherent in 1.5. Here is the message I suddenly received on my screen: MACPAINT IS HAING TROUBLE WRITING THE SCRAP In over three years of working with MacPaint I had never seen this message before. It came when I tried to copy a MacPaint document. After testing my document, my version 1.5 MacPaint, systems from old 3.1 to new 6.0.2 and getting the same message, I concluded that there is something inherently wrong with the 1.5 MacPaint. When the boot system is on one disk in one disk drive and MacPaint 1.5 is on another disk in the other disk drive, it is impossible to copy a MacPaint picture. Since it can't be copied, it can't be pasted. I finally decided that if MacPaint 1.5 is on the same disk as the System Folder, it can be copied fine. MacPaint 2.0, the new Claris MacPaint, does not have this problem; it can be on any disk. Here is a hint for new members or new Mac owners. Would you like to keep all of your Icons in alphabetical order in a window? Here's how to do it. Choose by Name under the View menu, then choose Select All under the Edit menu. Hold down the mouse button and move all of the items together from the window to the desktop. Release the mouse button. Now hold down the mouse button and move all the items together back to the window. Release the mouse button and go up to and click on by Icon under the View menu. Your Icons should now be alphabetized. Meanwhile, I just received my version 2.0 of Expressionist. It is an equation editor which can be used as either a desk accessory or as an application. It appears to be much easier to use than Mac*qn. If you write a lot of equations, I recommend it. My son, a prospective author who has been using my Mac+, decided to get his own MacXL(Lisa) with 400K drive, 1 MB RAM, and 10-MB hard disk. If any of you have worked with a Lisa and know of problems that might arise, I would appreciate hearing about them.
Copyright © april, 1989 by Fred Cranston