New version of MorphOS Pagestream!
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    BatteMan
    Posts: 282 from 2003/2/24
    From: France
    I'm speechless !
    Thx ! Very much !
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    tolkien
    Posts: 503 from 2013/5/29
    Oh man! First time I win something in my life hehehe. I can only say thanks so much.
    MorphOS: PowerMac G5 - PowerBook G4 - MacMini.
    Classic: Amiga 1200/060 - A500 PiStorm
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    Enjoy the great software guys. MorphOS needs more excellent software just like this. At least DTP is well covered now as is web browsing.

    [ Edited by discreetfx 30.12.2022 - 10:26 ]
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Primax
    Posts: 141 from 2021/7/2
    Thank you very much! :)
    What a wonderful surprise! :)

    [ Editiert durch Primax 30.12.2022 - 20:24 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    BatteMan
    Posts: 282 from 2003/2/24
    From: France
    Just receive the confirmation mail and the licence for the pro version has been added to my account ! What ending for 2k22 !
    Thx Bill, thx Deron, thx Frank, Christoph and everybody involved !
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
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  • IKE
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    IKE
    Posts: 146 from 2009/11/7
    From: Southern CA
    I don't really do DTP but I bought a license to support these MorphOS developers. Looks good so far, I'll have to play around with it some more!
    IKE

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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    All the winners should have their PageStream 5.1 Pro licensing information by now. Enjoy your new DTP software and have a wonderful 2023. Keep a lookout for future DiscreetFX giveaways and contests in 2023.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 2054 from 2003/6/4
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    discreetfx schrieb:
    All the winners should have their PageStream 5.1 Pro licensing information by now. Enjoy your new DTP software and have a wonderful 2023. Keep a lookout for future DiscreetFX giveaways and contests in 2023.


    I like your initiative! How about a give away for content providers.
    I think we need more content (progams, tutorials, youtube videos, etc.) and while it's mostly due to internal motivation some incentive could elicitate a little additional motivation.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    Great idea, we will consider it.
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    _coliN_
    Posts: 68 from 2003/4/30
    From: Hessen, Germany
    Hello!

    Are the scripts in new Pagestream working, like CurveText?
    Or is my installation faulty?

    It makes a lot of fun working with the new version, now this feature is still missing...

    Thanks!
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    matt3
    Posts: 670 from 2004/2/10
    Having a blast using this!

    Can you print a document to a printer?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
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    matt3 wrote: Having a blast using this!

    Good got hear you're enjoying using it. :-)
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    matt3 wrote: Can you print a document to a printer?

    Of course you can. What type of printer do you have? Is it an inkjet or a laser or some other type. Also, do you know if it supports PostScript or PCL printing? :-?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    matt3
    Posts: 670 from 2004/2/10
    Really done some nice work with it!

    I have a HP Deskjet 6127. It prints fine with stuff like final writer, but when I go to print in PS it says Bitmap or PostScript Printer and doesn't have ability to print.

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    NewSense wrote:
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    matt3 wrote: Having a blast using this!

    Good got hear you're enjoying using it. :-)
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    matt3 wrote: Can you print a document to a printer?

    Of course you can. What type of printer do you have? Is it an inkjet or a laser or some other type. Also, do you know if it supports PostScript or PCL printing? :-?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
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    matt3 wrote: Really done some nice work with it!

    You can of course save a document as a PDF, and then print it out as you normally would, but if you've used PNGs in the file then they may not print out as expected, so it's better to use TIFF currently - the PNG 'thing' (bug) has been reported. ;-)
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    matt3 wrote: I have a HP Deskjet 6127. It prints fine with stuff like final writer, but when I go to print in PS it says Bitmap or PostScript Printer and doesn't have ability to print.

    I had a quick look at your printer spec and it seems it is a raster printer, so it probably came with a PCL printer driver, and is NOT PostScript capable. However, you can use Ghostscript or Turboprint's PS option to print out as though it were a PostScript file, or hopefully you can just find a compatible HP PCL5 desktop inkjet printer driver in Turboprint that will do what you need more simply, though the printout resolution may be noticeably/slightly lower than PostScript. 8-)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    matt3
    Posts: 670 from 2004/2/10
    Ok, almost got this working thanks to your help, thank you!

    I have a turbo print driver specifically for this printer, and I went to the post script tab and reviewed the following:
    Ghostscript/bin:GS -sDEVICE=turboprint -q

    It can't find the turboprint device.


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    matt3 wrote: Really done some nice work with it!

    You can of course save a document as a PDF, and then print it out as you normally would, but if you've used PNGs in the file then they may not print out as expected, so it's better to use TIFF currently - the PNG 'thing' (bug) has been reported. ;-)
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    matt3 wrote: I have a HP Deskjet 6127. It prints fine with stuff like final writer, but when I go to print in PS it says Bitmap or PostScript Printer and doesn't have ability to print.

    I had a quick look at your printer spec and it seems it is a raster printer, so it probably came with a PCL printer driver, and is NOT PostScript capable. However, you can use Ghostscript or Turboprint's PS option to print out as though it were a PostScript file, or hopefully you can just find a compatible HP PCL5 desktop inkjet printer driver in Turboprint that will do what you need more simply, though the printout resolution may be noticeably/slightly lower than PostScript. 8-)
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
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    matt3 wrote: Ok, almost got this working thanks to your help, thank you!

    No problem, glad to be able to help you out of the situation, and get the benefit of printing to your HP 6217 inkjet printer. 8-)
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote: I have a turbo print driver specifically for this printer, and I went to the post script tab and reviewed the following: Ghostscript/bin:GS -sDEVICE=turboprint -q . . . It can't find the turboprint device.

    So, the Ghostscript application has its own DEVICE, namely GS: which you quote in the option Device in the PostScript printer option of the same name. Likewise the Turboprint device driver for that application also has it's own device, that being PS:. You can of course just use the Bitmap File option instead of the PostScript File option in the PageStream Printer Setup (Preferences) and use the Turboprint printer driver to print out the file that way, or as I said you can save the file as a PDF and then print it as you would any other PDF that you print out with your MorphOS system and your printer.

    I hope this has answered your current problem, and enabled you to print out whatever you create with PageStream. 8-D
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    I've come across the situation that the iMac Brightness adjustment keys (F1 and F2) released with version 3.18 of MorphOS conflicting with the PageStream Toolbox keyboard shortcut selection keys (F1 - Object Tool, F2 - Text tool - bear in mind that there are other F? Keys that are assigned for use with the Toolbox function buttons with PageStream), and as a result it is necessary to deactivate the iMac Brightness key setting (remove checkmark) while using PageStream.

    Ideally there needs to be a way to allow either a modifier key (Control, Alt/Option, or Command keys) to ensure that the iMac Brightness key(s) do not conflict with the PageStream Toolbox shortcut keys in the first place? :-?

    Or, allow a user to set/choose the iMac Brightness keyboard shortcut key(s) to suit their own setup? :-?

    [UPDATE - 22 May 2023] Having spoken to cyfm it seems the PageStream Function key mapping can be modified using the Script Palette so that a modifying "Special" key (such as Control, or several other key combination(s)) can be added so they do not clash-conflict with the iMac F1/F2 key(s) to set the Brightness level. 8-)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    matt3
    Posts: 670 from 2004/2/10
    Was wondering when the next updated might be coming? Use this every day and it is pretty darn good really.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    Quote:

    matt3 wrote: Was wondering when the next updated might be coming? Use this every day and it is pretty darn good really.
    Well I was wondering that too! :-?

    I sent a messages to Deron asking that very question, quite recently, to which I have had no reply (not unusual actually, but very disappointing) and more recently read a post of his in the Windows section of the PageStream Forum - Windows - "**Bitmap Printing disappeared**" where he said that he intends to get back to "Cleaning up 5.1", that was after completing some other project, a period he estimated as taking about 6 weeks to complete, that was quoted on 19-Jan-2024, so . . . if he keeps to his intended timetable that would be about the end of February - early March'ish? :-? to start "Spring cleaning" PageStream! We can but hope, and currently I have no news to report back on from an email I very recently sent to Frank Mariak, at the moment, as to whether he is in, or is prepared to get into, his "starting blocks" ready to work with Deron once more. 8-)
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