2075Re: Printing from Classic
- Aug 25, 2005John, thank you for the macro and other suggestions.
I finally gave your macro a try, and was VERY HAPPY to find that:
- the lines it makes print in Classic, and
- I can type on them, making them suitable for forms, and
- the entire line prints in Classic, not just the typed-on portion.
Thank you again! It takes a little work to get the numbers of spaces
just right, but this really saves the day.
I played around with the Repeat command too, which I had not known
about. Interesting. I like your macro better for underlines, but the
command may have some other uses later.
Since this thread was a while ago, the problem was:
> I've run into one glitch, though. When documents made using theJohn's solution was:
> following procedure (which I think is nothing new, though I cannot now
> find the source from which I kept this one instruction) are printed from
> Classic, the lines do not print except where text has been typed; to get
> the lines to print correctly I have to restart in 9.2.2. Has anyone run
> into this?
>>> *HOW DO I CREATE HORIZONTAL LINES THAT PEOPLE CAN TYPE ON FOR FORMS?
>>> Position your cursor at the beginning of the document, then pull down
>>> the Style menu and select Other (or press Command-H) to bring up the
>>> Character Format window. Click in the checkbox next to Tabs in the
>>> area labeled Continuous Underline, then press OK.
>>> Next, position your cursor where you would like the line to start.
>>> Click on the first pop up on the Layout Bar, and select Clear Tabs.
>>> Then, place a tab (by clicking just below the ruler) where you would
>>> like the line to end. And finally, turn on Underline (from the Style
>>> menu, or press Command-U), press the <Spacebar> once, press <Tab>,
>>> then turn off Underline.
> I found several posts from several years by searching messages here,Get Integer (Var00;5;250;"Underlined Spaces";"Enter number of underlined
> but don't know how much info would apply to a problem apparently new
> in OSX. IAC underlined spaces print for me, but not tabs. Would using
> spaces be OK? To do that easily, use this nearly-forgotten WP
> feature: put your cursor where you'd like an underline, turn on
> underlining, and press Command-Clear to get the Repeat function, with
> a count that defaults to 8. Your next action, pressing the spacebar,
> will be repeated 8 times. Then turn underlining off. To change the
> repeat count, press Command-Shift-Clear to set the count to, say,
> 100. OK that and go back to Command-Clear to activate repeat.
> Or run this macro where you want an underline:
spaces to type:")
Type ( )
(I pasted the macro itself in without quote marks to make it easier for
anyone who wants to try it.)
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