Tree import settings
Editing a chart
|Q||How can I produce output from TreeDraw which is suitable for sending to a commercial printers for printing?|
|A||Most commercial print shops now accept both PDF and PostScript files (please check that your print
shop will accept them).
PDF files are for use with Adobe's Acrobat Reader and can be printed out from any PC which has the Acrobat Reader. Use "File | Export | PDF file" to export the chart as a PDF file. This is probably the best format for sending to a commercial printers because they will be able to set their own page size before printing the chart from Acrobat Reader.
PostScript files are in a standard format which contain all the information required for printing on PostScript compatible printers. To produce a PostScript file from TreeDraw you will need the generic PostScript printer driver available from the Adobe Web site at www.adobe.com. Install this driver onto your PC in the normal way but when asked for the name of the port which the printer is connected to, use "FILE". Now in TreeDraw use "File | Print setup" and select the PostScript driver; then print from TreeDraw as you would normally; you will be asked for a filename for the PostScript file (give it a .PS extension). Your print shop will now be able to print direct from the new .PS file.
|Q||I have tried to change the fill pattern of a simple graphic but nothing seems to have happened.|
|A||The default fill colour is white so on a white background the pattern will be invisible. Use the colour palette to change the fill colour.|
|Q||I have selected text from an imported tree to change its font but TreeDraw will only let me modify the default font.|
|A||Make sure that the text you have selected is not part of a group element. You can spot this easily by looking at the Ungroup button on the button bar. If the button is enabled the element you have selected is a group. Select the Ungroup button then re-select the text element you want to modify.|
|Q||I have added a rectangle around my chart but now all I can see is the rectangle; the chart has disappeared.|
|A||The default fill for simple graphics such as a rectangle is solid white. The rectangle you have added has been placed on top of all the existing chart elements and since it's opaque it has hidden everything else. Use the Send to back command to place the rectangle behind the other elements.|
|Q||How can I zoom in on a particular part of the drawing area?|
|A||Before zooming in, first select a chart element to zoom in on. TreeDraw will zoom in and scroll to the selected element.|
|Q||I want to use a very small font for importing a tree but when I use the Options|Names font command the smallest font size available is 8 point.|
|A||You are not restricted to the font sizes supplied in the list. These are just the most frequently used sizes, you can actually enter any (supported) font size you like , such as 4 point, in the edit portion of the size list (click on the edit box at the top of the list).|
|Q||Why are characters missed out at page breaks when I print to my laser printer?|
|A||Some printers, lasers in particular, cannot print partial characters and so where a character is partially off the page, the printer will discard it altogether. You should turn on the Page Breaks display and move all the text elements away from the page breaks. This will look better if you are going to join pages together later.|
|Q||How can I print out the entire help file?|
|A||Open the file TreeDraw.PDF. This file will open in the Adobe Acrobat Reader and you will be able to print the help manual from there. If you do not have a copy of the Acrobat Reader installed on your PC you can download it for free from www.adobe.com|
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