Bug #335 -
Product:PageStream 5.0.5.8 (Windows)Reported By:Neil Pearson
Severity:NormalAssigned To:Deron Kazmaier
Priority:Average sign in to watch (2 are watching)
Status:NewReported:2012-10-01 00:15:15
Category:Display/User InterfaceUpdated:2012-10-01 00:15:15
Summary:
Keywords:Edit Palette disappeared, will not display
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I have now lost access to the edit palette so I cannot size, move, etc., any item on the page by the usual means, this makes it extremely difficult to do any work with PageStream. I could not find anyone else reporting this bug so I thought I'd better mention it, and ask for it to fixed

T.J. Zweers wrote...2012-10-03 07:06:36

Neil you better ask this at the forum first.

That said: is it because you hide your Edit Palette?
Goto the menu: Window and click on Show Edit Palette.

This was the easy solution.
What more work:

Quit PGS (important!).

Find PageStream5.ini (or .prefs). See:http://www.pagestream.org/?action=Documents&id=82

And change a line with:
EDITPALETTE SHOW AT

to

EDITPALETTE SHOW AT 610 1075 COLLAPSED OFF

Now start PGS again.

You can alter the figures to smaller ones if you don't see the Edit Palette (mine is for 1920 x 1200 screen, HD). But before you edit PageStream5.ini (or .prefs), quit PGS!

I hope this helps.

Neil Pearson wrote...2012-10-08 20:33:51

Hi T.J.,

No, I don't hide my edit palette ... actually NEVER, only when PageStream decides to do it all by itself, and so even going to the menu, and activating the SHOW Edit Palette, after first having to Hide Edit Palette, even though it is not displaying, makes NO DIFFERENCE, as I said it's a bug, a fault, and something that needs fixing.

I am unable to find any .ini or .prefs file in my PageStream folder, or
anywhere else on my Windows machine.

I have 'searched' for the file, with, and without the suffix, and there doesn't seem to be a file of that name in my Program Files drawer, or my PageStream folder, or my Windows folder, or my Documents & Settings folder, in fact nowhere on my system.

If I can't find what you say I should amend then I don't see how your suggestion is going to help me, even though I thank you for the suggestion.

I can only wonder why Deron didn't make the PageStream program use the standard 'installer' on Windows, as most other programs do, so that it could be system friendly uninstalled, if required, at a later time/date.

If you've any other useful suggestions to offer then I'd be glad to hear from you about them.

I have one system that has PageStream working OK, though it does have a few foibles, mainly the SNAP-TO-GRID option that I don't seem to be able to STOP it from SNAPPING To GRID ... very annoying, even when I uncheck the SNAP TO GRID option in preferences, and Save it, it makes no difference each text window still snaps to grid, and each object does the same. I just don't understand why it works so well on the Amiga version 4.1.5.6, yet it's a completely unmanageable mess on my XP Windows version.

Neil

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Bug #335 -  by Neil Pearson   Edit Palette disappeared, will not display
  created:2012-10-01 00:15:15   last updated:2012-10-01 00:15:15
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