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Win2K v 10.5 Font Issues

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We have just upgraded to 10.5 architect.

We have a problem with plotting from the Win2k machines as follows (note no problems with XP):

1. Black Arial Narrow text appears as white text over solid black background (this applies to standard text and that within symbols).

2. Dashed line types change to standard lines.

10 PCs- Windows 2K + XP pro PCs

P3 766- P4 2.3

256- 512 RAM

Plotter- HP 750C Plus with HPGL 4.63 driver

Standard drawing font- Arial Narrow.

The fault is intermittent. Typically the first print will fail. The next print is usually perfect but not always.

On the failed prints, some text and line types (approx.10 percent) print normally. Line weights however have always changed to 0.10 on these failed prints.

Please help.

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Try to print with the Print as Rasterized option checked in the Print dialog box.

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Hi Katie

Tthanks for your reply.

We have tried what you suggested.

With this setting we have to choose either top, left, right or bottom for 'efficiency'. This setting chops a healthy margin off the print ie 60 mm (2 1/2 inches)

We have tried the other optional print settings but with no luck.

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Do you see the white blocks behind the text on the drawing?

Are you working on a white or black background?

Go to File.Preferences. Select the Display tab.

Do you have "no fill behind text" checked?

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Hi Katie

White behind text not visible- we work on a white background.

'No fill behind text' is checked.

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That is weird.

Send the file and the information posted here to tech support. They can test print it to a 755 which is almost identical to the printer you have.

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Thanks Katie

We have sent the info thru as requested.

We have just had the same thing occur on a top end XP machine!.

We closed the file, opened it again, printed + it was OK.

It would appear its not solely a Win2K issue!.

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That's likely since the same drivers are used for NT, 2k and XP for that printer.

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Just curious if any solution came out of this. I, too, am having the exact same problem with version 10.5, using w2k, hp750c plus, driver hpgl 4.63, with times new roman text. My lineweights are sometimes affected, as well as any fills showing up as black instead of white, or not plotting at all. There really doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the problem. It's very inconsistent.

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!

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I suggest contacting tech support directly for quicker resolution to this issue.

Tech@nemetschek.net or 410-290-5114 option 1

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