VUTRAX SOFTWARE ADVICE
NOTICE 217 Issue 2 (25 Sep 2014)
Development Update for Windows
Problem with DRAFT
mouse wheel panning and Auto-panning (GDI mode)
Problem with local (Right button) menus when using Direct 2D graphics.
Update to SEE printing
DRAFT 40.01a - Local Menu (Right Button) menu selections
have no effect when Active X / Direct 2D graphics display is selected.
- When you have the Direct 2D graphics mode
selected, use of the right button will display the
- context sensitive local menu, but when you
click an item no action is taken.
- Select GDI graphics display if it is fast
- DRAFT 40.02a fixes the problem
DRAFT 40.00a - Mouse wheel scroll &
Auto-pan malfunction in GDI mode.
- When using the slower (initially selected)
GDI drawing mode the first step of panning works correctly,
but the Vutrax cursor then mostly disappears and further pans
only repaint a slice.
- Use Scroll bar panning.
Once in a mess, Click the Refresh Screen Toolbar button twice.
- DRAFT 40.01a fixes the problem
SEE editor 11.14a - Prints proportional fonts
on some recent printers.
The development Update vtx14_0a_24sep2014.t01
include the Fixes for these 3 items.
- Printing from SEE uses the printer default
font for all except the heading. On at least some printers
(e.g. Brother) this has started being proportionally spaced,
destroying intended vertical alignments.
- If the text is too messed up Ctrl+A Ctrl+C
to copy the text, start Windows Notepad, Ctrl+P to paste, and
print from there.
- SEE 11.15a explicitly selects a
suitable fixed spaced font.
You can vary the font size with the startup option
(values 25 to 400 are accepted),
printers default font, whatever it is)
The default is -p100.
Run time command Ctrl+J options permits all of the -p
options, so you can adjust the text size from within the
editor to suit a given print job, using print preview if your
printer has it.
To set a permanent preference use the environment variable
VTXSEE as described for Read-only and other options.
For smaller printed text try
To have SEE run as before the update use
To install this select Install from
(File > Setup > Configuration).
Choose your configuration: Free or Configuration
For the Vutrax masters select the above .t01 file and
allow the install to run.
If the installation unexpectedly fails you may get locked out
of the Vutrax menu system.
If this occurs simply run the installer vutrax_set_up.exe
from the original distribution media,
selecting the update file, and the system will restore the menus
to as you last used them.