Printing & making PDFs from Max patches

Mar 22, 2006 at 9:37pm

Printing & making PDFs from Max patches

Has anyone else found that in printed max patches, and PDFs printed
from max (on Mac), the triangles in number boxes don’t show up
(thereby making number boxes indistinguishable from message boxes…)

This is an (admittedly minor) problem for me in teaching max, as I
prefer to give students handouts of class examples (so that they do
the work of constructing the patch). My little-triangle-drawing
skills are getting rather honed. Besides doing screen captures, does
anyone know of a way to fix this?

Thanks,

!john


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#25021
Mar 22, 2006 at 9:52pm

I’ve experienced this same frustration, and have also had to
photoshop in little triangles for my students. seems a little silly
to have to do that, but I haven’t found any other way.

Marcel

#73078
Mar 22, 2006 at 10:08pm

#73079
Mar 22, 2006 at 10:09pm

#73080
Mar 23, 2006 at 8:07am

#73081
Mar 23, 2006 at 9:59am

On 23 Mar 2006, at 08:07, Roald Baudoux wrote:

> Keyboard shortcuts ctrl-alt-3 and ctrl-alt-4 are provided by MacOS
> (the latter allowing to choose the captured zone).

Leaving aside the fact that Macs have option keys, not alt keys (OK,
so on my TiBook it has an “alt” label but I’m sure that’s just to
make PC users feel at home; it’s always referred to as “option”), I
don’t know whether these old OS 9 code-resource shortcuts work under
OS X at all – I certainly don’t get any response on my machine.

OS X comes with a “Grab” utility program which generates TIFFs.

– N.

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#73082
Mar 23, 2006 at 10:43am

it’s not alt 3 / 4, but command-shift-3 / 4. I think they are the
same on a Powerbooks, although I can’t check myself.

Julien.

#73083
Mar 23, 2006 at 11:01am

On 23-Mar-2006, at 10:59, Nick Rothwell wrote:

> I don’t know whether these old OS 9 code-resource shortcuts work
> under OS X at all – I certainly don’t get any response on my machine.

Maybe if you try using Command-Shift-4 you’ll have a bit more luck.
Option-command-4 never did anything in particular.

In general they do the old FKEYs work, but support is a bit mixed. I
particularly miss CapsLock-Shift-Command-4.

Grab is the approved way.

– P

PS: Ctrl-Alt-4??!?? Honestly.

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#73084
Mar 23, 2006 at 11:06am

Yes, they are the same on Powerbook.

Riccardo

#73085
Mar 23, 2006 at 11:16am

On 23 mars 06, at 10:59, Nick Rothwell wrote:

> On 23 Mar 2006, at 08:07, Roald Baudoux wrote:
>
>> Keyboard shortcuts ctrl-alt-3 and ctrl-alt-4 are provided by MacOS
>> (the latter allowing to choose the captured zone).
>
> Leaving aside the fact that Macs have option keys, not alt keys (OK,
> so on my TiBook it has an “alt” label but I’m sure that’s just to make
> PC users feel at home; it’s always referred to as “option”), I don’t
> know whether these old OS 9 code-resource shortcuts work under OS X at
> all – I certainly don’t get any response on my machine.

It’s command-shift-3/4, not ctrl-option. You’ll get .pdf files under
X.3.9, but I’m not sure it’s still the case under X.4.x

p

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#73086
Mar 23, 2006 at 12:36pm

On 23 Mar 2006, at 10:43, r.julien wrote:

> it’s not alt 3 / 4, but command-shift-3 / 4.

Oh, yes. How charmingly quaint.

– N.

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http://www.cassiel.com

#73087
Mar 23, 2006 at 12:38pm

On 23 Mar 2006, at 11:16, Patrick Delges wrote:

> You’ll get .pdf files under X.3.9, but I’m not sure it’s still the
> case under X.4.x

I seem to be getting PNGs.

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http://www.cassiel.com

#73088
Mar 23, 2006 at 1:29pm

On 23 mars 06, at 13:38, Nick Rothwell wrote:

>> You’ll get .pdf files under X.3.9, but I’m not sure it’s still the
>> case under X.4.x
>
> I seem to be getting PNGs.

you can change that :

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?
story=20050627224051361&query=screen+capture

Best,
ej

#73089

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