[Newbies] How do I print?
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Aug 24 01:40:11 UTC 2015
I just committed a fix for this in Squeak trunk. I don't have a Windows
machine to test it with, but if you are able to update to the latest
Squeak trunk, please give it a try and let me know it it works for you.
Note that this is rather old code with platform dependencies, so I really
cannot say if it is going to work.
The underlying problem was that the editor hierarchy had been refactored
for Morphic a few years ago, and this particular feature was overlooked.
I added the missing implementation.
On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 05:32:27PM -0700, Kirk Fraser wrote:
> Thanks for the tip to create a file and print with external tools. I need
> to write a program to extract PO Boxes from a county voter list to send out
> post cards inviting each voter to sign my petition in a central location at
> one minute intervals to reduce the crowds. One of them will be to term
> limit the local mayor. So I thought to generate the cards one at a time
> but your way can work.
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 08:20:13PM -0400, David T. Lewis wrote:
> > > On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 04:43:12PM -0700, Kirk Fraser wrote:
> > > > Several different things are polymorphically called print. How do I
> > send
> > > > text to a peripheral printer? I found the menu item "Send contents to
> > > > printer" and it produced walkback which says
> > > > "MessageNotUnderstood: SmalltalkEditor>sendContentsToPrinter". Printer
> > > > setup similarly failed yet after the OS supplied the customary sound
> > that
> > > > the printer was hooked up.
> > > >
> > > > This occurred in Squeak 4.5 under Windows 7. What would solve the
> > problem
> > > > best? Upgrading Squeak? Getting a different printer? Going back to
> > > > Digitalk Smalltalk/V and a dot matrix ribbon printer where it did work
> > > > years ago?
> > >
> > > Hi Kirk,
> > >
> > > That MessageNotUnderstood is a bug for sure. I'm surprised nobody spotted
> > > the MNU until now; I suspect that it has been broken for quite a while.
> > >
> > > I'm afraid that this is negected functionality. As a workaround, there
> > are
> > > various ways to export to files which can then be printed. The contents
> > of
> > > a workspace can be exported to a text file, and any morph can exported in
> > > various ways (included postscript) by means of the tools button in morph
> > > halo menus (yellow click on any morph).
> > >
> > Sorry, I guess that would be the blue button (not yellow) that brings up
> > the morph halos.
> > Dave
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