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    I have a program that every time I try to print to an RTF it locks up my PC . Only way to get out is to physically shut the PC and then re-boot. I have checked my path, filenames and all looks good.

    I can print to PDF but engineer wants an RTF.

    Any ideas?

    TIA

    Duane
    Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
    Contura Calypso 5.4

    Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

  • #2
    I guess the engineer is going to get a pdf then. He/she probably wants a rtf so he/she can change the numbers to good.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dwade View Post
      I have a program that every time I try to print to an RTF it locks up my PC . Only way to get out is to physically shut the PC and then re-boot. I have checked my path, filenames and all looks good.

      I can print to PDF but engineer wants an RTF.

      Any ideas?

      TIA

      Duane
      I will try this, grab another program that you know has no problems printing RTF.
      Do save as xxxx.prg. Delete everything but the probe file.
      copy and paste the rest from the corrupted program.
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      • #4
        Which method of printing are you using?

        From the file menu or a print command in the program?

        Do you have it set up to auto index the file name?

        Prompt for the file name?

        Are you trying to save to a network drive? If so, try changing your path to somewhere on the computer's hard drive and see if that makes a difference.

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        • #5
          Which method of printing are you using?
          Not sure what you're asking. I am using the standard print method, when program is done running it is trying to print the RTF just like it would print the results to a paper printer

          From the file menu or a print command in the program?
          I am trying to print from the file menu.


          Do you have it set up to auto index the file name?
          YES

          Prompt for the file name?
          NO

          Are you trying to save to a network drive? If so, try changing your path to somewhere on the computer's hard drive and see if that makes a difference
          Just to the hard drive

          Other programs work just fine. I don't want to save as, delete all and copy from another file unless I have to as this is a rather larger program with graphics and I always have problems with the program screwing up afterwards.

          I guess the engineer is going to get a pdf then. He/she probably wants a rtf so he/she can change the numbers to good.
          The dimensions that are showing out are out by tenths. We can hard check this on the surface plate and be in spec by tenths.
          Last edited by dwade; 07-17-2007, 09:58 AM.
          Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
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          Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dwade View Post
            Which method of printing are you using?
            Not sure what you're asking. I am using the standard print method, when program is done running it is trying to print the RTF just like it would print the results to a paper printer

            From the file menu or a print command in the program?
            I am trying to print from the file menu.


            Do you have it set up to auto index the file name?
            YES

            Prompt for the file name?
            NO

            Are you trying to save to a network drive? If so, try changing your path to somewhere on the computer's hard drive and see if that makes a difference
            Just to the hard drive

            Other programs work just fine. I don't want to save as, delete all and copy from another file unless I have to as this is a rather larger program with graphics and I always have problems with the program screwing up afterwards.
            Hmm, I would try having it prompt for a file name. Maybe it is in the fault is in the auto index. Is your program set to read-only?

            My first question (what method) was whether you had set it up to print through the file menu or if you had inserted a print command in the program (insert - report command - print command).

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            • #7
              One more thing you might try is restoring the program from your backup copy. Maybe something isn't quite right in the program but the backup may be unaffected.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dwade View Post
                Which method of printing are you using?
                Not sure what you're asking. I am using the standard print method, when program is done running it is trying to print the RTF just like it would print the results to a paper printer

                From the file menu or a print command in the program?
                I am trying to print from the file menu.


                Do you have it set up to auto index the file name?
                YES

                Prompt for the file name?
                NO

                Are you trying to save to a network drive? If so, try changing your path to somewhere on the computer's hard drive and see if that makes a difference
                Just to the hard drive

                Other programs work just fine. I don't want to save as, delete all and copy from another file unless I have to as this is a rather larger program with graphics and I always have problems with the program screwing up afterwards.


                The dimensions that are showing out are out by tenths. We can hard check this on the surface plate and be in spec by tenths.

                If you are not worried about tenths, change your dimensioning to report only 3 decimal places in the setup and give your engineer the .pdf files
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goodluck View Post
                  One more thing you might try is restoring the program from your backup copy. Maybe something isn't quite right in the program but the backup may be unaffected.
                  This is the original program. Written offline and then out to the CMM.

                  Aggravating to say the least!!
                  Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
                  Contura Calypso 5.4

                  Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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                  • #10
                    Do you have your Company LOGO printing in the header? The header files become HUGE if you have a picture (BMP) logo file. Turn it off and see if you don't unlock. Logo BMP files can take literally several minutes to save to a drive. RTF files and BMPs or any picture file for that matter are a terrible mix. Add the header later in Word if you have to have it.

                    Bill

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bill McCafferty View Post
                      Do you have your Company LOGO printing in the header? The header files become HUGE if you have a picture (BMP) logo file. Turn it off and see if you don't unlock. Logo BMP files can take literally several minutes to save to a drive. RTF files and BMPs or any picture file for that matter are a terrible mix. Add the header later in Word if you have to have it.

                      Bill
                      How do I turn off the BMP? I also have several graphical analysis in the file for printing. The BMP is probably pretty small compared to the analsis.
                      Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
                      Contura Calypso 5.4

                      Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dwade View Post
                        How do I turn off the BMP? I also have several graphical analysis in the file for printing. The BMP is probably pretty small compared to the analsis.
                        Turn off the BMP be editing the LOGO.DAT and remove the line the references the BMP file.

                        The analysis should be fine.
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                        • #13
                          Under printers I have a PC-DMIS 250 Converter. Does anyone else have this? I believe this has something to do with printing to files.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Underspec View Post
                            Under printers I have a PC-DMIS 250 Converter. Does anyone else have this? I believe this has something to do with printing to files.
                            NOPE, the only thing I have listed in my printers that has PCDMIS in the name is PC-DMIS PDF Converter. I don't use it, I use CutePDF Writer.
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                            Originally posted by AndersI
                            I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                            • #15
                              The 250 converter is correct for v4x versions.
                              Send the files (program & anything else needed to load/execute the program) to B&S. Do you have the DoNotUseAmyuniRTF flag set to any value other than 0?

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