Laserwriter 8.4 Problems

Laserwriter 8.4 Problems

Post by j.. » Wed, 04 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Experiencing problems with Laserwriter 8.4 handling fonts, while
PressWise or TrapWise are sending files to the Rip.

Error Message reads "Can't Find Fonts".  In past the Laserwriter 7.2
and 8.0 worked.  

Has anyone encountered this problem with Laserwriter 8.4?

 
 
 

Laserwriter 8.4 Problems

Post by Owen Wats » Sun, 08 Sep 1996 04:00:00



> Experiencing problems with Laserwriter 8.4 handling fonts, while
> PressWise or TrapWise are sending files to the Rip.

> Error Message reads "Can't Find Fonts".  In past the Laserwriter 7.2
> and 8.0 worked.  

Do you know about the problems with PageMaker & LW8.4?
There's supposed to be LW8.4.1 Real Soon Now to fix it.

 
 
 

1. LaserWriter 8.4 . . . some REAL problems!

Most of the LaserWriter 8.4 problems I've heard about thus far have been
sideline or minor problems -- loss of FAX printer support here, freezes
using Print Monitor there, etc.  But have any of you at prepress trade
shops or service bureaus encountered such fundamental and fatal problems
I find possibly attributable to LW 8.4 as follows? . . .

(1) Under Suitcase 3.0.1, printer fonts don't auto-download when
printing to an imagesetter (AGFA Viper 1.9 RIP, AGFA Cobra 2.1 RIP).  To
wit, the print dialog back-talk says, e.g., "Downloading Futura" but
substitution to Courier occurs anyway.  But immediately switching to LW
8.3.3 or LW 7.1.2 works perfectly!  (QuarkXPress 3.32r2, PageMaker 6.0,
FreeHand 5.5.2b.)

(2) Under earlier versions of LaserWriter 8, PageMaker 5 & 6 actually
bypassed much of the LW 8 print driver, thus avoiding the infamous LW 8
"mini-spool."  (Presumably this bypass reflects the old Aldus Prep file
folded-into the PageMaker application proper?)  But now (ironically!)
PageMaker 6.0 seems to mini-spool with LW 8.4 even with Foreground
Printing chosen in LW 8.4's options.  Viz., with LW 8.4 we keep getting
"disk full" errors and printing times stretch seemingly forever.  But
using LW 8.3.3 or LW 7.1.2 things go much faster with no apparent
two-pass printing.

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