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Document 351

Graphics appear correctly in typeset preview but not in print

Version: 3.x & 4.x - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word


Graphics appear correctly when you typeset preview your document, but they don't appear at all when you typeset print.


Processing the graphics may require more memory than is available to the special graphics handler provided with the program. Early versions of the program made 4000 kbytes of memory available to the special graphics handler. Beginning with Version 3.51 Build 1990, the amount was changed to 32000 kbytes.

Solution 1

If you have Version 3.5 or earlier, you can increase the memory available to the handler:

  1. Using an ASCII editor, open the file tcispech.ini in the program directory.
  2. Near the beginning of the file, find this line:

    MaxGraphicsMemoryUsage=4000 kbytes

  3. Replace 4000 with a larger value, such as 8000, 16000, or 32000.
  4. Save and close the file.

Solution 2

If your computer is currently using lots of virtual memory, the graphics may not print. Reboot the computer so that Windows releases some of the virtual memory resources it has claimed and then try to typeset print the document from outside the program:

  1. Make sure the DVI file for the document is current.
  2. Close the program.
  3. Reboot your computer.
  4. From the Windows Start menu, start the TrueTeX previewer and open the DVI file for your document.
  5. From the File menu in the previewer, choose Print.
  6. Close the TrueTeX previewer.

Solution 3

You may be able to reduce the size of your graphics files so that they require less memory. If you don't need sophisticated color graphics, use the graphics program to save the images with fewer colors or to save them as black and white images.

Last revised 02/28/06

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