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Maple plots cause a program crash
Version: 3.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific
When documents containing Maple plots are previewed or printed from the
File menu, the program sometimes crashes. The
same documents can be previewed or printed in SWP from the
Typeset menu without any problems.
Some print drivers are not compatible with Maple plotting routines.
Specifically, Maple makes a request to the print driver but the printer
driver returns an invalid result. This can happen with out-of-date Windows
print drivers, and also with some current print drivers.
Try these solutions to solve the problem:
Update the driver for your printer. See the web site of your printer
Change the settings for your print driver. The user of an Epson Stylus
Printer reported that he fixed the problem by going to Printer Properties,
Color Management and changing the option to manual. There was no indication as
to why this might work, but it did.
Try using a compatible but different print driver. For example, if you are
using an HP LaserJet 6p, you can install and use the print driver for HP
LaserJet III and avoid the problem.
Replace the plots with graphics images of the plots. This is the most reliable
way to avoid the problem. Follow these steps:
Save your document and make a note of the directory where you saved it.
Revise your Maple plot (place the insertion point to the immediate right of
the plot and, from the Edit menu, choose
Choose the View tab and then choose
Make a note of the name given to the snapshot (it will have a .wmf extension)
and choose Cancel to close the dialog.
With the insertion point to the right of the Maple plot, choose
File and then choose
Set the Files of type to
Windows Metafile (*.wmf).
Select the snapshot generated in step 3.
When you have verified that the snapshot is the same as the Maple plot, delete
the Maple plot, leaving the snapshot. You may need to adjust the graphics
properties to match what was used by the plot.
Last revised 02/22/06
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