Ghost Text Exorcised
rcozens at pon.net
Mon May 3 09:00:24 CDT 2004
On April 15th I posted:
When the instruction card is printed along with the report card(s),
it prints as expected; however its text is also superimposed over the
text of the data card as well.
Well the mystery is solved, and the guilty party is moi. Perhaps
someone can benefit from my mistake:
Always, always, always compact, compact, & compact a HyperCard stack
before opening & saving it in Revolution.
Ah what a foole I am! Not only did I fail to compact the two stacks;
but I actually opened one of the two in HC and deleted one card &
four fields on another card before opening the stack in Revolution.
Now there is a recipe for certain disaster: I don't want to think
about how much time I've spent ghost hunting and scripting & testing
workarounds to problems that were endemic to the stacks themselves.
Special thanks to Robert Brenstein for looking deeply into the code,
suggesting improvements & alternatives, and acted as the sounding
board I needed to root out my ghost.
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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