Re: [wordperfectmac] Newbie with WP iMac OSX display problem
>Hi everyone,I had a similar problem with OS X and WP and fixed it as follows.With
>I'm new to Mac OSX with an iMac G5 20" using WP 3.5 for Mac
>(updated). There's an on-
>screen/display-problem however: letters will sometimes be
>overwritten by other letters,
>spacings disappear visibly and the cursor is not always diplayed
>were it actually is. Printing
>works fine, so it's a display-problem.
>This problem is at its worst using Helvetica font and will sometimes
>be solved converting
>to Times but all of my archive from my old WP Mac is in Helvetica.
>Changing zoom-levels helps: 140, 159 and 177% are sort of OK and
>186, 195, 204, 213
>and 222% are best. Adding one % zoom to these levels distorts the
>displayed text again.
>Is anyone familiar with the problem? Is there a fix? I contacted
>Edward Mendelson, who
>advised my to seek for help on this forum.
WP running so you have a proper Apple pull-down menu on the upper
left corner of the screen...
Apple Menu --> Control Panels --> Appearance --> click the FONTS tab
--> remove the check mark beside Smooth All Fonts On Screen
Hope it helpls.
Every farmer knows that any jack-ass can kick a barn down.
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- michielhvr said:
>I'm new to Mac OSX with an iMac G5 20" using WP 3.5 for Mac (updated).I used to have this problem frequently when using WordPerfect/Mac, under
>There's an on-
>screen/display-problem however: letters will sometimes be overwritten by
OS 8.6 (this was before there was an OS X), and it drove me crazy when I
was writing an important document. At times I would just have to give up
on using WP/Mac to write an important document, because the overlapping
text made it impossible to edit.
I never did find a reliable solution to the problem.
Randy B. Singer
Co-Author of: The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th and 6th editions)
Routine OS X Maintenance and Generic Troubleshooting
- --- In email@example.com, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@e...>
> Do you have fractional Character Widths ticked in the Page SetupAnother good tip from Geoff. You know, it would be easy to write a
> dialog. If so, clear it.
macro that, when you want to print, sets Character Widths to
fractional, then calls the Print dialog, then sets them back to fixed.
The macro could be assigned to Command-P.
A similar macro could do as much for Print One Copy.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Rethorst"
> --- In email@example.com, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@e...>
> > Do you have fractional Character Widths ticked in the Page Setup
> > dialog. If so, clear it.
> Another good tip from Geoff. You know, it would be easy to write a
> macro that, when you want to print, sets Character Widths to
> fractional, then calls the Print dialog, then sets them back to
> The macro could be assigned to Command-P.Dear John,
> A similar macro could do as much for Print One Copy.
> John R.
Your macro comes in very handy (thanks a lot) and you were right to
go with the 5 zoomlevels that are OK. Determining these zoomlevels
has been a matter of trial & error and I do not know if they are OK
for other lettertypes. I think it may depend on the font.
Removing the checkmark next to Fractional Character Widths is no
solution. In fact it should be ON! Fractional Widths improve the
on-screen view at these five zoom levels even a bit more. When
printing I turn it off, depending on the text/lay-out.
Removing the checkmark beside Smooth All Fonts did nothing.
Thanks to everybody,