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Macace 4.14 -- is it a bug or just me?

Erich Schwarz schwarz at cubsps.bio.columbia.edu
Sun Mar 24 22:50:18 EST 1996

An adventure in "bioinformatics," Sunday night, New York City:

    So I've FTPed the latest, spanking-new version of Macace (4.14)
from Berkeley onto the Chalfie Lab's hot new PowerMac (8500/120), and
cranked up RAM to 200 Mb, and picked an interesting WBG article to
try printing.  I click "Print."  Printing starts at once.  So far
so good.

    Then I look at what has been printed.  It is a page of paper
completely covered with a pitch-black rectangle, that is exactly
in the shape that the WBG article came in on the Macace display.

    Since I haven't been keeping up my proficiency in the Force since
at least 1992, I find it difficult to read the black letters of
the WBG article on the dark-as-a-black-hole background that Macace
4.14 seems hell-bent on providing for me.  This is not good.

    Is anybody else having this problem?  Is there any prospect of
fixing it or do we just get used to having a "look-at-the-screen-only"
version of Macace?  Thanks for any advice.

--Erich Schwarz (baffled)

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