When I print a Word file containing an MC5 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 MC5 for that circuit to black. Double click in the schematic to invoke the Characteristics dialog box. Set the appropriate ones to black. Upon reentering the schematic, all of the circuit should be black except for the text. Choose Select All under the Edit menu. Choose Color from the Change option under the Edit menu. Set the color to black. When deselected, all of the text will now be black. Now perform the Copy to Clipboard operation, and Word should be able to print it fine.