When I print a Word file containing a Micro-Cap graphic that I copied over with the Copy to Clipboard command (in bitmap or metafile format) on my LaserJet printer, the wires and components appear as dashed lines. How do I fix this?
The problem that is occurring in this instance is that the schematic that was copied over was in color. When the LaserJet tries to print this, it tries to turn those colors into shades of gray. It does this by spacing black dots to represent the gray. Since the wires and components are only one or two pixels thick, it ends up printing dashed lines. The way to get around this is that you need to set the color preferences in Micro-Cap for that circuit to black. Save the circuit with its color information. Go to the Edit menu and choose Select All. All the objects in the schematic should now be selected. Go to the Edit menu and click on Change and then Color. A color dialog box will appear that lets you change the color of any selected objects. Choose black. Now perform the Copy to Clipboard operation, and Word should be able to print it fine. Now hit CTRL+Z to undo or Revert the circuit to the file saved on disk to restore the color information.