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Offline Bolkonskij

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Trouble printing DocMaker file
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:30:43 AM »
Hey guys,

ran into a dead end with this old issue of Inside Mac Games. It came in DocMaker format. I want to print it out. However, upon clicking on the "print" command in the menu bar, it just issues a "bing" sound (as if an error) and nothing ever happens. No dialog window. No feedback as to what is wrong. I do have a postscript printer and I am successfully printing from this machine. My config: eMac 700 Mhz, OS 9.2.2, 1 GB RAM

I wonder if there is some kind of "printing protection" on this DocMaker file? What else could cause the problem?

Like I said, I can print Word documents just fine.

Any helpful ideas / suggestions really appreciated!
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Re: Trouble printing DocMaker file
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 05:41:26 AM »
Can you “select-copy-paste” into another program?
Maybe TeachText, TextEdit, Word, etcetera?
Or screen capture, crop and then print?

Off-the-cuff, from-the-hip possibilities without digging
up the old DocMaker program here. Good luck.

Anyone else care to assist?
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 05:52:44 AM by Fury deBongo »
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Re: Trouble printing DocMaker file
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 06:21:30 AM »
Fury, unfortunately I cannot select-copy-paste it somewhere else. Screencapture would be possible, but it gets a bit tedious after 20+ pages :)

Clearly, there must be a way to print it out. I can't be the first one with this problem.  :-X
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Re: Trouble printing DocMaker file
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 12:15:30 PM »
Try our Macslinksplus download and lt us know if you were able to convert it

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3852.0.html

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Re:DocMaker file
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 12:41:51 PM »
I also wonder about an install/re-install from:
http://www.mac.org/utilities/docmaker/

How many years ago was that? ???
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Re: Trouble printing DocMaker file
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 07:36:35 PM »
DOCMaker 4.8.3 is less than half a meg, and attached.

I didn't see the original post, so not sure if this is what is wanted. Hope it helps.