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#74238 by rgleason
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:34 pm
I believe we used to be able to print in color without jumping through hoops.
What is the purpose of Printing > WYSYWG?

We seem to have added functionality in Pen Tables for color... and have lost some simple functionally.
Why can't I just print in color with the pen table colors?
Nothing seems to work.

Even when I try I simple color mapping using the pen tables
IE pen 1 to cyan there is no mapping.

Is this a print driver problem? No, I've tried several printers.
#74240 by Roger D
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:48 am
Are you referring to Pen #1-15. Make sure "Al Black" is not checked.
Also, Pen#16 is the screen color.

WYSIWYG |Printed output will look like what is displayed
#74266 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 am
Code: Select allAre you referring to Pen #1-15. Make sure "Al Black" is not checked.
Also, Pen#16 is the screen color.
WYSIWYG |Printed output will look like what is displayed

Donald
I've change all standard colors to be pen#16 Have WYSIWYG button selected,
Still B&W when I go to print.
I've forgotten how to do this, if I ever did it. Perhaps not, we used penwidth forever.

I wonder what I am missing here.
#74267 by Roger D
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:52 am
It's really Roger, but I've been called worse.
Can you do a screen shot of you Pen Table?
#74268 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:59 am
Roger, I am sorry. Don't know what I was thinkiing.
Had turned off "All Black"
Here is the screenshot
Attachments
Print-in-Color.png
#74270 by Roger D
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:22 am
Looks like that got solved. Good work for the day. Can we take the rest of the day off?
#74271 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:14 am
No not actually, when I go to print it comes up in B&W
The color you see is just the screen display.
Happy 4th! Can't sail so I am doing a drawing for the new winter cover.
#74272 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:35 am
So in another drawing, same pen table. Now it looks like it will plot in color because the color is showing in the preview window.
What is different? ...Beats me! Still don't know the answer. One drawing works the other doesn't. BizarreO. Only difference I know about, is I selected "In Order"
Attachments
Screenshot (229).png
Shows pen table settings
Screenshot (228).png
Shows the display with colored gauges. Shows the Print Preview window with colored gauges.
#74273 by David A. Giesselman
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:04 am
In the Tools drop-down menu, what does your Palette file look like?

palette.JPG
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Dave
#74274 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:53 am
Thanks, the two color pallettes for the two different drawings look the same to me.
Here is the palette for the drawing that isn't showing color in the print preview screen.
Attachments
Screenshot (234).png
Here are the pen table settings.
Screenshot (233).png
Here is a print preview
Screenshot (231).png
Here is the color palette
#74276 by Roger D
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Don't know if it would help any, but maybe before you open it, do a File/Repair on the file. Might clean up something? :? :? :idea: 8)
#74277 by Roger D
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:05 pm
What if you saved the palette from the file that works, then load that palatte into the one that doesn't?? :idea:
#74278 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Don't know if it would help any, but maybe before you open it, do a File/Repair on the file. Might clean up something?

I tried saving the file to a new name, but perhaps that does not do it.
It occurred to me that this file had an image attachment to get the basic shape of the hull right by tracing.
Since that was long ago, the image has been moved and there is a message that comes up about a missing image file each time I open it.
Might that be the problem?

Tried a repair. The colors are still not there.
Looking to remove the orphan bitmap. Can't find it.
#74279 by rgleason
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Tried save as the palette for the other drawing, then selected that defaut-rick plalette and it really did not change anything. Good idea though.

Maybe it is that orphan image?

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