Notes on Printing from WINDOWS


DADiSP uses the default printer unless you switch it by selecting File, Print Setup. When you select File, Print Setup, a common dialog box appears and has options for you to select the printer, the page orientation, and the paper size. The default PRT_X and PRT_Y parameters are set for a full page in Landscape orientation. If you prefer Portrait mode, then be sure to reduce the PRT_X and PRT_Y parameters to fit within the new margins. The Options button provides access to other items supported by the printer driver such as the ability to send the printout to an Encapsulated PostScript File, and to set margins and scaling.


You can also paste Windows and Worksheets into documents by using the Edit pull-down menu. Set the desired screen and printing options through Tools, Configuration, Screen Elements;set the desired printing options through Tools, Configuration, Printing Elements. Then select Edit, Copy from Window or Edit, Copy from Worksheet. DADiSP will put both the bitmap and the picture onto the Clipboard. Switch to your document, and select Edit, Paste Special, and choose either the bitmap option or the picture option.


If you select the bitmap option, the contents of the Clipboard are pasted into the document as a bitmap picture. Bitmaps can require lots of memory and disk space, but are exactly what is displayed on the screen.


If you select the picture option, the contents of the Clipboard are pasted into the document as a picture. This format is better than the bitmap format for printing to high quality printers. Note that the changes you made to the screen elements affect the bitmap, while the changes made to the printing elements affect the picture.