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Post Mon May 12, 2003 11:05 am

Help, this version of Signlab is driving me potty!

Hi
Should be an easy thing to do, it is in e6!

I've bought another version of signlab for another machine( don't ask why, I'm not impressed with it at all)

ES composer!

All I want to do is put my cadlink .VEF fonts in there.
There is the normal search function which says locate cadlink VEF fonts and I can find them within this, Install,
Yes everything goes fine, does that very nicely.
Are the fonts there?
What do you think? no way.

Am I missing something here?
or is this software even worse than at I first believed


Help!

I think its going to have to be a case of a refund, Mr Cadlink.
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Post Mon May 12, 2003 11:16 am

I don't have 6 but in 5 you go to font detective and select them in there, click on each font group in turn (or All Fonts) click select and they should be there.
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Post Mon May 12, 2003 11:37 am

Cheers Steve, I will give that a go
I seem to recall playing with font detective when I first installed it,
and it deleted all the fonts, or maybe that was Coreldraw?
I can get TT fonts and Corel fonts in no problems,

I'll have another look.

Cheers
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Post Mon May 12, 2003 5:58 pm

Nope, still no luck!

Are these VEF fonts compatible with this version?
Can anyone help??
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 8:14 am

So when you look in Cadlink/Signlab e6/fonts, there are no fonts in the folder? That's where they should end up.
You might have to do a re-install, then during the install when you are asked if you want to install fonts, select yes and install ALL.
Although the font paths get written to the .ini file, I think this info gets locked in the registry causing confusion.
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 9:22 am

You can't use VEF fonts in ES composer :roll:
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 10:25 am

Hi I'm thinking of starting up a "Signlab e6" UN-appreciation society would anybody out there like to sign up.
I've been using Signlab for over 10 years and have always thought it to be a great (but expensive) piece of kit. We now have 3 copies of Signlab e6 here and everybody using it (including myself) hates it. I can't believe they can put out a product with so many bugs in and claim that there is nothing wrong with it.
I demonstrated some of the weird and wonderful things this software does and doesn't do to the rep that sold the upgrades to us and he went away with promises of patches to correct the faults. Came back with the line that I am using the latest patch already so that's that.
C'est la vie
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 4:42 pm

Imagine if you bought it when first released.
Typical of software producers to release a half built program in order to get us mugs to test it out for them.
They forget that we are trying to earn a living.
I live and breathe Signlab but only as far as Version 5.

Here's a taste of just how many bugs there were in e6.
(You might want to get some refreshments whilst you read this lot)

Bugs fixed with the July 19 patch (S600103):
1. 4049- Font height and slant reset buttons now work
2. 4817- Fixed changing values when toggling between RGB and CMYK in color swatches
3. 4813- Fixed problem of Signlab crashing after applying a plugin filter to a large bitmap
4. 4802- Fixed problem of focus not changing when selecting another object while in move/size state
5. 4801- Fixed the switching off of Show Reduced Bitmaps when closing Accuscan state if Show Reduced Bitmaps was on when entered the state
6. 4439- Fixed the chopping off of the "Toggle Snapping" and "Snapping Setup" buttons in polyarc segment edit
7. 4722- Fixed problem with duplicating of object when selecting welded objects in Original objects field in instant replay
8. 4766- Fixed problem of text not falling within bounding area when fitting text to a custom arc and rotating and then moving left nub
9. 4780- Fixed problem of material size returning to original size after increasing size and then jogging the cut job
10. 4805- Fixed problem of not being able to resize object(acted like it was locked) after resizing the object using Horizontal and Vertical Scaling and then creating a thick line arround the object
11. 4823- Fixed the problem of being able to apply a fit text to path operation on text that has been fit to arc. User now warned and prevented from fitting text to path after it has been fit to arc
12. 4797- Fixed the double redraw problem when clipping a bitmap with an object (now only have one redraw)
13. 4859- Fixed the freeze up of Signlab if the user tried to exit or use a toolbar while in cut preview. Now closes cut preview before exiting and the toolbars have been disabled while in cut preview.
14. 4830- Fixed the problem of the bounding area being wrong when reentering fit text to arc with proportionately scaled text that had been fit to a custom arc.
15. 4794- Added limits to the size that we can make an object (1000000 inches)
16. 4357- Fixed preview of round corners on groups of objects within another group
17. 4392- Fixed problem of selection lines from other pages of badges appearing when you have the "Highlight selected objects" option enabled in Select tool settings
18. 4119- Fixed problem of having to type the "&" character twice when creating notes in order to see it on screen
19. 4755- Added minimum pixel width/height value of 10 when in the Image Size state
20. 4639- Changed star tool so that the default inner percentage is 39% (same as default in 5.0)
21. 4611- Fixed warning dialog that appears when you try to on screen kern text that was fit to arc
22. 4597- Fixed the RGB and CMYK fields in Color Swatches so that they don't show garbage names
23. 4717- Implimented the Centerline Trace tool (doesn't appear in June 29th build)
24. 4873- Improved the eps and ai filters so that bitmaps can be exported and then imported in to other applications
25. 4822- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash by choosing different menu items while in node edit state
26. 4858- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash if you tried to simplify a welded object by selecting one of the objects in original objects or intermediate objects section of Instant Replay
27. 4861- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash if you tried to offset arc (in polyarc segment edit) on a circle that had been cut using Closed path Ginsu tool
28. 4837- Fixed bug with Chisel Effect not applying correctly to large (6" high or larger) text
29. 4814- Fixed crash where Signlab would crash when starting a new file after XOR welding a group and then XOR welding the group with another object and then grouping the result
30. 4903- Fixed bug in cut preview where the vinyl size wasn't updating when using the up/down arrows for width/height
31. 4778- Fixed bug where you couldn't draw an object at the intersection points of two guidelines
32. 4798- Problems with tiling boundaries when objects moved off and then back onto vinyl have been fixed
33. 4791- Fixed bug where the original bitmap would disappear when you used an image cut (photomachine) on it
34. 4437- Live cursor now works when you import a bitmap with merge off.
35. 4707- Disabled the edit object/text menu item while in the fit text to path state
36. 4705- Fixed display problem where text from other badges would appear when editing the text on a page of badges
37. 4867- Fixed the fit text to path on a copied and pasted object where the cursor would jump to the original object when entered the state 38. 4812- Fixed the palette to work so that if you update a layer color info fields, the fields on the existing objects of that layer updated correctly
39. 4872- Fixed bug where nubs would remain if and welded two objects that weren't overlapping (both the objects and nubs should disappear in this case).
40. 4885- Fixed the problem of monochrome bitmaps not ripping 41. 4886- Fixed the problem of the thickness of thicklines imported using ai/eps filters was coming in incorrectly
42. 4820- Fixed bug where text would jump when you onscreen kerned text that had been fit to path
43. 4883- If ctrl + double click a parametric object to node edit, the object is now simplified.
44. 4895- Fixed problem of colors being inverted when importing *.dem files and crashing when imported into Windows 2000
45. 4514- Fixed problem of color picker tool in Accuscan changing to magic wand after one select Added Bug Fixes in July 23 e6 patch (S600104U.exe)
46. 4921- Fixed the problem of the blue screen crash of Signlab when cutting long files on a VIA chipset machine
47. 4915- Fixed crash that occurred when a Signlab palette created in previous version (ie 3m.pal) was merged into the default Signlab palette and then truncated
48. 4930- Vinyl limits now grab the machine limits correctly when changing the machine limits by opening the Plotter setup from the cut preview state.
49. 4902- Fixed shadows so that the shadow outline is not carried over when creating another shadow (resets to no shadow).Bugs fixed with July 31 e6 patch (S600105U.exe)
50. 4912-Fixed problem where Signlab would crash when importing a PCD bitmap at 2048x3072 pixels with RGB color with Windows 98
51. 4917-Fixed problem where width compression in text compose always had to have word wrap on. Now the only compression mode that requires word wrap to be on is "None"
52. 4753 -Fixed bug where right clicking and dragging text with start sequence applied would bring up a popup menu
53. 4941- Fixed crash which would occur when exiting centerline state by cancelling and then trying to edit the bitmap that was created
54. 4936- Fixed crash where exiting Cut previewer with registration marks created in cut preview when Instant replay dialog was open
55. 4931- Fixed bug where you couldn't use the measure tool to measure the distance between two guidelines.
56. 4934-Fixed the Corel to Signlab tool so that it now will start Signlab if Signlab isn't running (Used to prompt you every time to locate Signlab6.exe when using the tool from Corel).
57. 4922- Fixed bug where bitmap object remained on screen when exiting Centerline trace by clicking on drawing screen instead of exiting using cancel button
58. 4762- Fixed bug where decorative border controls wouldn't work correctly when tieing the border to none with an object selected. Now you can only apply tie a decorative border to none/Signblank if there are no objects selected.
59. 4914- Fixed bug where Signlab would freeze when selecting another menu item while in Start Sequence state. Now all menus/buttons/etc are disabled until Start Sequence state is closed
60. 4935- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when trying to open cut preview with Signblank as cutting default when trying to cut file that didn't have an active layer selected
61. 4945- Fixed bug where tiled bitmap fills weren't ripping correctly. RGB, Greyscale and 256 color bitmap fills now rip (only monochrome doesn't)
62. 4950- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when exiting cut preview with a registration mark that was created in cut preview selected 63. 4928- Improved the highlighting of objects bounds when snapping to Signblank or guidelines
64. 4607- Fixed the exporting of ai/eps files to be able to handle bitmaps
65. Added ability to direct send to Signtopia Bugs fixed with August 17 patch (S600106U.exe)
66. 4938- Fixed problem of pieces of grouped objects disappearing when AND welding a group with an object that overlaps multiple objects in the group
67. 4968- Fixed crash in cut preview on VIA chipset machines which occurred after you hit F8 to zoom to vinyl bounds on multiple copies created within cut preview
68. 4944- Fixed bug where Signlab would freeze if tried to apply a clipping path in accuscan to a bitmap that had already been clipped
69. 4981+4562- Fixed bug where lines would be cut across gradients when printing and cutting (to do with layer of contour being assigned the first available non black layer and that color shadwas in the gradient.)
70. 4982- Fixed bugs where registration marks weren't selectable if black palette color wasn't present in the palette. Now uses current palette layer if pure black isn't present.
71. 4982- Fix for 4982 also fixed problem where you would get non existent palette layer message if there wasn't a pure process black present in the palette
72. 4970- Fixed bug where the chart axis value wasn't being updated on subsequent charts when creating RGB color swatches
73. 4948- Fixed bug where the black screen object nubs indicating screen objects wouldn't show in the correct position when selecting grouped objects that had been moved and resized.
74. 4980- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when trying to cut objects that appeared on different pages of badges.
75. 4985- Fixed bug where polyarcs not on first tile wouldn't cut correctly when they were tiled and then cut
76. 4986- Fixed bug where the proportional scaling button would open the vertical scaling field when it was pressed within cut previewer
77. 4413- Fixed bug where bounding area would change when dragging nubs for rotation within the pattern fill state.
78. 4461- Fixed bug where triangle and circular nodes wouldn't hightlight correctly when selecting them while in thin node mode\
79. 4964- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when closing using the Windows "X" button when in Start Sequence state
80. 4992- Changed the upper limit to 100,000% in size state and in main Signlab drawing screen (Size state had been limited to 1,000%)
81. 4962- Fixed bug where you could move an object while within Size state by disabling the middle nub when in size state
82. 4918- Fixed bug where timer icon wouldn't appear when using magic wand tool on a complex area while in accuscan state
83. 4940- Instant replay dialog now disappears when you click on text tool to enter new text
84. 4942- Fixed problem with dragging operations from storage bin onto objects when a fit text to path/arc operation was present in storage bin
85. 4956- Fixed problem in stencil state where the units would always change back to inches/mm when inputting a percentage value in a field and then hitting enter on keyboard to apply the % value
86. 4995- Fixed bug where objects on a layer would appear to be disabled when disabling all layers except the layer of the objects. Now redraws correctly.
87. 5001- Fixed bug where horizontal and vertical tile overlaps were swopped when tiling
88. 4775- Fixed the magic wand setup so that you can now input the color radius using the keyboard
89. 4937- Fixed bug where changes made to round corners operation using Instant Replay wouldn't be applied when you closed Round corners state.
90. 4996- Fixed bug where Signlab would freeze when trying to apply a chisel effect to a bitmap that had been clipped in Accuscan.
91. 4926- Changed chisel effect ridge and bevel entry boxes so that negative values can't be entered
92. 5036- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when trying to open color swatches with multiple charts enabled in Windows 2000
93. 5057- All buttons except for zoom tools and cut tool on the cut toolbar are now disabled when you are in the cut previewer screen within cut state
94. 5061- Fixed a bug where some files had histories of two objects mixed up. Now if an object in a file that is opened has bad history, the history is discarded and the object database is updated to reflect this in Instant Replay.
95. 5052- Fixed problem of nubs not refreshing correctly when entering cut previewer
96. 5044- Fixed bug where the Signblank would always be shown after exiting cut state even if Show Signblank had been turned off in View menu prior to entering cut state
97. 5053- Disabled the ability to drag and drop files into Signlab when in the cut state (including tiling and cut previewer) to prevent adding of objects while in cut state.
98. 5046- Fixed problem where Signlab would freeze up if you tried to enter chisel effect state with an invisible object selected
99. 5058-Fixed problem where weed borders created using the weed tool wouldn't cut by color. Now all selected weed borders are cut regardless of the layer selected to be cut (same behaviour as 5.0 has)
100. 5033- Fixed problem of Show linestyle (in View Menu) being turned off after apply two or three outlines to objects
101. 5041- Fixed crash which occurred when trying to select a group of notes/bitmaps (objects that can't be outlined) while in the outline state 102. 4916- Fixed problems with bitmap colors being inverted in plugin previews and after applying the plugin
103. 5042, 5067- Disabled all menu items/tools when jogging screen is open
104. 5070- Fixed bug where Instant replay dialog could be opened using alt + I keyboard shortcut while in the cut previewer. Now disabled when in this state.
105. 5000- Fixed bug where undo/redo navigator would show an alignment operation for each object when using the Align function. Now it behaves just like Alignment (only one undo step).
106. 5063- Fixed the missing space between the string and name in the warning dialogs when deleting named contour cut/array setting Bugs fixed with September 4 patch (S600107U.exe)
107. 4939- Fixed bug where the inner radius percentage of stars would always go back to 39% after drawing a couple stars with a different inner percentage
108. 5056- Fixed bug where registration marks created in cut state would be non selectable if the palette used didn't have a RGB layer of 0,0,0
109. 4989- Fixed crash which occurred in cut state when trying to nest registration marks or weed lines by discarding these objects when you nest
110. 5074- Fixed job cost notes dialog so that the filename field can be highlighted and copied to clipboard and then pasted onto main Signlab screen
111. 5081- Fixed the resolution field in render to bitmap state so that when you type in a value, the filesize field updates as soon as you hit the "Enter" key on keyboard
112. 5077-Fixed the tooltip for the Close button so that it is "Close" instead of "Cancel"
113. 5076- Fixed the cut manager toolbar so that if you enable jogging, send the job the button remains enabled once the jogging was done. Previously jogging was remaining the active option, but the button was deactivating
114. 5060- Fixed polyarc edit so that when you used the break tool on a node, the new node is created far enough from the other node so that the path doesn't automatically close (before when you used the tool on a polyarc node, the two nodes were placed on top of each other and the path appear to be closed)
115. 5099- Fixed problem of PSCFG.dll missing message when trying to rip out of Signlab to standalone Photoscript.
116. 5075- Fixed bug of hourglass cursor not appearing when performing complex operations, imports, etc. by changing Signlab5.ani to Signlab6.ani using patcher
117. 5102- Fixed bug where photoscript would get an error and not rip when sent palette layers that were defined in CMYK
118. 5098- Fixed bug where the registration mark cursor would change to arrow when placed over a guideline
119. 5082- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when nesting objects on multiple pages and then jogging one page, and then trying to jog another page.
120. 5080- Fixed bug where original job cost notes would be overwritten by the jobcost notes of a CDL file that was imported into the workspace
121. 5108- Fixed bug where the wrong bounding area was being created when exporting to eps file.
122. 5026- Fixed bug where the color of the Signblank wasn't being brought in correctly when opening files.
123. 5116- Fixed bug where you couldn't select object after deleting it, deleting its palette layer and then undoing the object deletion. Now get message when trying to delete the layer if the layer is used on screen or by an object in the undo stack.
124. 5055-Fixed problem where custom colors exported from different programs to eps wouldn't import correctly (were coming in invisible).
125. 5089- Fixed clip region tool in accuscan to create circular regions when using a circular/elliptical clipping region in accuscan
126. 4999- Fixed bug where files with a space in their path wouldn't load when creating a template with a file selected during the creation of the template.
127. 5111- Added symbols for feet ( ' ) and inches ( " ) when using dimensions
128. 5093- Fixed problem of job cost notes not loading correctly when opening a file. Bugs Fixed in 0108 patch (Oct 25 build- Sent to press as new CD):
129. 5035- Enabled cursor so that it can select a guideline while an object is selected 130. 4983- Fixed problem of Signlab freezing when trying to paste some Corel clipart from Corel 10.
131. 5083- Fixed problem where objects on different pages would appear when moving an object on a certain page of a multiple page drawing.
132. Fixed problem with PC-60 driver where the first spot color only would rip when sending multiple spot colors with no process colors in the job.
133. 5130- Fixed problem where signlab would crash when left clicking the mouse underneath the bottom right/left corner of the gradient control in the gradient fill state.
134. 5143- Fixed problem with scanning where twain dialog would be minimized when opened from Signlab and the controls wouldn't work correctly (troubles selecting drop down menus, etc.).
135. 5005- Fixed bug where you would get an open comm error when trying to digitize and also fixed the problem that Signlab had with reading the digitizing data it was receiving.
136. 5129- Fixed problem where objects that were had a white layer that wasn't the white layer of the default Signlab palette wouldn't show up when show fills was turned off.
137. 5140- Fixed the problem where the cut vertical/horizontal edges for tiling options were swapped when the job was cut
138. 5125- Fixed problem where selected objects would be deselected if clicked on the drawing screen without selecting an object while doing multiple selection by selecting while holding down the shift key 139. 5085- Fixed problem where block shadows applied to text with white space on the interior of characters would fill in solid
140. 5118- Added warning message to warn the user if they are trying to cut very small tiles
141. 5133- Fixed problem of a trying to paste certain files from Corel locking up Signlab by disarding the data if it was invalid
142. 5127-Fixed problem where no Chisel Effect would be generated on a white object
143. 5126- Fixed problem where contour cuts wouldn't get applied to white objects
144. 4973- Fixed problem where cut preview would crash if the object was the exact same size as the vinyl
145. 5120- Fixed problem where open contour wouldn't cut if the plotter was set to cut Signblank.
146. 5128-Fixed problem where Signlab would crash after removing transformations from objects within a group and then starting a new file. Also fixed problem of extra operations/objects remaining after deleting the operations.
147. 5145-Fixed problem where Signlab would crash when closing cut state if the user had defined a custom background color in the [universe] section of the ini file.
148. 5168- Fixed bug where the gradient fill nubs colors wouldn't update to show the colors that have been changed by using color management
149. 5117- Improved decorative borders so that the inner and outer radii can be tied together for curved and notched borders.
150. 5157- Fixed problem where a gap would appear when block shadowing text with an outlinecreated in shadow state.
151. 5165- Fixed the size control buttons in cut state so that they update when you hit the enter key when inputting values using the keyboard
152. 5235- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when trying to drag an operation and an attribute from the storage bin onto an object 153. 5231- Fixed bug where all selected objects would change to the layer that was ctrl+left clicked to disable it.
154. 5191- Fixed problem where tiled bitmap fill over a few objects was only ripping part of the fill
155. 5201- Fixed problem where cutting would stop if you maximized another program while cutting and then minimized the program 156. 5232- Fixed palette truncating so that it now truncates all unused layers that come after the layer in the palette that is selected (same way it works in 5.0)
157. 5233- Fixed problem where live cursor activates when over a guideline and the guide can be moved when Show guidelines is off. Now if show guides is off, you can't move guides and live cursor doesn't change when passing over guide location.
158. 5196- Fixed problems with hot previews showing black in background when using a custom background color by defining it in the universe section of Signlab6.ini
159. 5164- Fixed bug where Signlab would crash when you hit the "a" key before starting polyarc creation, placed a node and then moved the cursor and hit the "a" key again
160. 5187- Fixed bug where linear gradients on text would sometimes loose a part of the gradient when they were ripped
161. 5190- Fixed problem where photoscript would display error message and lock up when trying to rip text with a tiled bitmap applied to it.
162. 5167- Fixed problem where hot previews wouldn't use the layer displayed after color management was applied (used the layer appearance before color management).
163. Added support in PC-60/600 drivers so that the user can use CMYK/YMCK layer order and can turn lineart support through colortune ON/OFF.
164. 5032- Fixed cutting to spooler so that the spool file dimensions will display
165. 4519- Fixed problem where pieces of guide control handles would appear when scrolling with guidelines present and with an object selected. Bugs fixed in S600109U patch (November 27 build)
166. 5307- Fixed bug where pounce would remain active in cut preview after you exited and reentered cut state even though button wasn't depressed when reentered cut state.
167. 5275- Fixed problem of certain Windows print drivers not being able to print bitmaps. This was a problem with the drivers, not Signlab but there is a workaround in Signlab. In the [printer] section of the ini file, enter the line: linebyline=1 which will render the bitmap line by line for these few problematic drivers.
168. 5142- Fixed text editing so that when you hold down shift+ctrl+end keys all of the text after the cursor is selected.
169. 5236- Fixed problem where inputting "9" or "3" from keypad (with numlock on), would enter the value but would also recognize the page up/down from the keypad and change the page of the badges (as if numlock was off)
170. 5313- Fixed problem where pieces of guidelines that were present would appear when scrolling screen with show guides turned off. 171. 5305- Fixed problem where thicklines would show after closing thickline state after applying a thickline to an object while show linestyle was turned off.
172. 5325- Fixed problem where bottom object dimension's lines would extend to the top of object when applying object dimensions
173. 5088- Fixed object dimension so that it will dimension the selected objects instead of only one object when you have multiple objects selected
174. 5352- Fixed problem where Save As dialog would appear when starting a new file and saving changes to a file opened using most recently used menu. This would occur when file was opened from MRU immediately after Signlab was opened.
175. 5353- Fixed problem where guides from previous file would still remain on screen when opening another file using the most recently used menu.
176. 5347- Fixed bug where if you opened notes state with an object selected, both the notes and the object would be selected when the notes state was closed.
177. 5059- Fixed problem where you would be prompted to select a default font for text when editing it after opening a file, even though the font exists.
178. 5368- Fixed bug where existing palette layers would still be at top of palette when you reset the palette after truncating it.
179. 5372- Fixed problem where the two new nodes would overlap each other when breaking a node on an open polyarc using the break tool in polyarc edit mode
180. 5419, 5094- Implemented bufferzone into cut previewer to help fix problems of some users not getting left and bottom parts of weed borders being cut.
181. 5158- Fixed tiling so that the cutter will return to left edge of vinyl after cutting tiles. Bugs fixed in S600110U.exe patch (Jan 24th build)182. 5366- Fixed bug where kerning handles wouldn't display correctly if you selected text that had been moved while already in on screen kerning state on another line of text
183. 5139-Fixed problem where you could not change the font size/type for guide labels. Now have option in Edit Guides dialog to choose Label Font.
184. 5185- Added support in eps export filter so that linear/circular/radial/square gradients can be exported to eps.
185. 5184- Added dx, dy and distance fields in transformation state so that the change of the location of a control nub is indicated
186. 5421- Fixed node edit state so that if the F11 key was used to pan to mouse, node edit state still remains open
187. 5319- Fixed problem where pieces of notes would appear in wrong location when printing a job to a postscript printer using fit to page. 188. 5326- Fixed problem where not all of gradient would rip when ripping rotated linear gradient fills created in Signlab 5.
189. 5574- Fixed problem with the preview generated by send preview always being stretched to a square bounding area.
190. 4793- Fixed problem where the autokern controls would not snap to guidelines correctly 191. 5563- Fixed problem where center nub of object would not snap to vertical guide correctly when trying to snap the nub to the guide intersection of a vertical and horizontal guide
192. 5566- Fixed problem where a group that was moved and then grouped with other objects would also cut a copy in its original location when using cut signblank option.
193. 5576- Fixed problem where some printer drivers had a memory limit that was causing nothing to print from Signlab. Fix is turned on by putting linebyline=1 in the [printer] section of Signlab6.ini.
194. 5578- Fixed outline state so that when outlines overlap with masking on, the resultant overlapping outlines clip each other.
195. 5400- Fixed problem of the gradient fill spectrum types not reapplying correctly when saving and reopening in storage bin and then reapplying to another object
196. 5414- Fixed problem where the x, y coordinates of objects would not update when changed the location of the origin
197. 5435- Fixed the drawing behaviour of the rectangle tool when holding down the shift + ctrl key so that it works the same as other objects are drawn with the shift and ctrl keys held down
198. 5272- Fixed problem where Signlab would crash when copy and pasting text that was fit to path and then moved.
199. 5622- Fixed problem where contour cuts on very small objects were losing nodes and not applying correctly when polyarc mode was active in General Preferences.
200. 3217- Fixed the behaviour of the + key so that it creates duplicates
201. 5505- Fixed problem of the port index getting messed up in plotter setup when duplicate port names were available. This bug wasn't present until build 9, when Frank implemented the ability to read all of the Windows port names so that USB cutters could be used.
202. 5381- Fixed problem where Signlab would crash in MFC42.dll on startup if Signlab e6.1 had been running and closed previously. Bugs fixed in S600111U.exe patch (Press 4 CD) -No build 11 patch officially released (temporary patch for some users) Warp 9 also with photoscript on Press 4 CD
203. 5682- Measure tool now snaps to Signblank and to guidelines 204. 5308- CMYK/CMY palette colors now have range of 0->100 instead of 0->255
205. 5568- "+" key now works when creating/editing notes
206. 5229- Fixed shadow state so that Show Linestyle is always on and can't be turned off while in shadow state
207. 5673- Fixed Edit Font state so that it will correctly recognize up graphics/characters that have been scaled/ moved
208. 5688- Fixed registration marks so that if the first palette layer is disabled, the registration marks will use the next palette layer that is enabled.
209. 5558- Fixed on screen kerning so that X, Y fields are shown 210. 5689- Fixed problem where Windows would blue screen when trying to use the On Arc with Rotate option in the Array state on a VIA chipset machine.
211. 5366- Refixed problem of kern nubs not appearing correctly when selecting a moved piece of text while already in autokern state with another piece of text.
212. 5849- Fixed bug where the X, Y fields would deactivate after opening cut previewer with proportional button depressed.
213. 5856- Fixed problem where proportional button was initially present when opening cut state. Now only activates when click % button. 214. 5867- Fixed problem where objects in group that had been moved and simplified would jump to original location when editing the object using instant replay edit function.
215. 5868- Fixed problem where the X, Y coordinates in polyarc edit state for a polyarc that was moved would indicate the original location of the node before the move (also affected guides applied to the nodes of the moved polyarc).
216. 5875- Fixed problem where a redraw wouldn't occur when applying a plugin to a bitmap from within the accuscan state.
217. 5876- Fixed problems with Eye Candy 4000 plugins not applying correctly (Wood, fire, smoke still need to be fixed- entered as separate incident).
218. 5748- Fixed problem where Alignment to last object would always align to the last object in the database order, not the last object selected.
219. 5433-Fixed problem where objects with a palette layer that was added to palette would no longer be selectable when palette was reset. Now when palette is reset, the layer that was created is retained and placed in the palette after it's reset.
220. 6059- Fixed problem where print/rip preview would show all badges even if turned off badges in print setup and not all badges were selected in Signlab drawing screen.
221. 5949- Fixed problem where all objects on a new job would print even if not all were selected after you had printed a job with badges and started a new file.
222. 6024- Fixed problem where Signlab would crash when exporting a large bitmap to tiff format
223. 6159- Fixed memory leak that happened when scrolling through objects in source objects section of instant replay dialog.
224. 6166- Disabled poll plotter button in cut state when data is being cut to plotter/spooler (will reenable once cutting is done).
225. Whitespace no longer rips with yellow using certain print modes. Fix is not part of patch. Need press 4 CD with updated rip to fix this problem.
226. 6347- Fixed problem where certain older files would cause a crash when saving (due to some OEM info in the file).Bugs fixed in S600112U.exe patch (May 3, 2002 build)
227. 6366- Cut- When cutting to spooler or jogging, some systems crashing due to improper closing of com portsBugs fixed in build 13 patch (May 24, 2002 build)
228. 6138- Fixed problem where Signlab would freeze when trying to open chisel effect state with a star with an inner % of 58->64% selected.
229. Fixed bug that outlines/welds would be closed in completely if the user had used the Connect Path function (due to an incorrectly defined variable which caused connect path value to be 1000 times larger than what the user had entered into the connect path dialog). This bug was introduced in build 11 so any user with build 10 or less would not have had this problem. After running build 13 patch, if the end user experiences the same behaviour, go to connect path and change it to a reasonable value.
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 4:45 pm

Not busy then Peter???
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 5:28 pm

lorraine wrote:Not busy then Peter???


It's the perfect way of convincing myself that I did the right thing in not upgrading!
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 10:36 pm

Brian Hays wrote:You can't use VEF fonts in ES composer :roll:


Great News!!

Bought nearly another grands worth of signlab and it doesn't support
its own signlab / cadlink fonts. How damn ridiculous!
Its a complete con.

I was conned by the selling dealer with the original purchase of this software a few weeks ago who sold me a cheaper package ensuring it would do what I wanted.

When I complained it was utterly useless and wouldn't contour cut I had to pay another £400 upgrade for just the contour cut.


Even no accuscan, this version hasn't anything worth praising.
I can do all this and more in coreldraw.
Which I will continue to use and try to sell this rubbish.

But the dongle lights up a nice red.
Thanks cadlink.
I've bought an expensive USB LED that's even more useful than your software.

Never again.
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 11:21 pm

Peter wrote:So when you look in Cadlink/Signlab e6/fonts, there are no fonts in the folder? That's where they should end up.
You might have to do a re-install, then during the install when you are asked if you want to install fonts, select yes and install ALL.
Although the font paths get written to the .ini file, I think this info gets locked in the registry causing confusion.


Yes Peter, they're all there.
the whole lot, everything TT, Corel, .VEF
I have e6 and that's all OK
But this is a cheaper ( but not at all cheap) version

One now assumes this version of Conlab doesn't support
its own fonts (:) conlink
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Post Tue May 13, 2003 11:37 pm

coolinshot wrote:Hi I'm thinking of starting up a "Signlab e6" UN-appreciation society would anybody out there like to sign up.
I've been using Signlab for over 10 years and have always thought it to be a great (but expensive) piece of kit. We now have 3 copies of Signlab e6 here and everybody using it (including myself) hates it.


I'm really quite happy with e6.
Useless text to arc and strange how the measurements / dimensions decide to change everytime you open up the file, but that's the only problem I've had.
I can't understand how software designed for this use can't do a text to arc with a simple dragged node box??

I get customers supplying me (printed) artwork produced in a cheap £20 m$ publisher style program with great text to arc and I think, oh no, not the signlab text to arc again, pleeeese!


The other version I was referring to..Now that's just complete and utter expensive rubbish, text to arc does seem to work better on the earlier version that doesn't justify its price.

eBay for it next week methinks.
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Post Wed May 14, 2003 8:27 am

Outline..

I would have a word direct with Cadlink if I were you. Did the dealer you bought the software from inform you that you were entitled to 40% off a second copy of Signlab? I assume you paid around £625 for ES composer? Are you saying you paid another £400 on top of that to be able to contour cut?

ES composer is a very basic version of Signlab, it sounds like you have been misinformed by your dealer rather than conned by Cadlink. Obviously I don't know what Signlab packages you have but it may have been possible to get something like Signlab Expert for £1500 less 40%, this would do a hell of a lot more than the package you have and would have cost less too.
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Post Mon May 26, 2003 3:34 pm

Hi Brian,

I bought it for a seperate machine and PC,
I was told lite would be perfect, print and cut, it didn't.
Cost £323.13

Same day I was then told I'd have to upgrade to composer for contour cut.
Cost an extra £381.88
Total £705.01 for Composer- without accuscan-!!

I was never told about 40% discount and this is the second copy of Signlab and the second machine I've bought off the same dealer within a year.
Emailed Cadlink today. I'm expecting either some money back or an e6
package as I'm not going to let this rest. I was misinformed from the start

Never again, its the last money of mine that particular dealer gets.

I've now put an extra parallel port in,
Cost £20 and run both machines from e6,
Could have saved myself £685.01

Composer?
well last time I saw it, it was in its box somewhere, near the bin.

Cheers
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Post Mon May 26, 2003 9:43 pm

You should all get FlexiSign.

*runs for cover*
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Post Tue May 27, 2003 8:00 am

I had a demo of e6 from sign uk, given out by cox`s.

I was quite impressed. Although some of the designs shown on the demo, you might never use.

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