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Tech Note: Can't Print an Empty Document Errors

Products: PrintOMatic Lite MX Xtra, PrintOMatic Lite Xtra 1.6.5, PrintOMatic MX Xtra, PrintOMatic Xtra 1.6.5
Platforms: Mac OS 9

Symptom:

When trying to print a sprite using the syntax:
print sprite X
PrintOMatic responds with an error: "Can’t print an empty document."

Solution:

There is a Lingo bug in the Macintosh version of Director 7 and later that prevents this syntax from working. Instead, use the syntax:

print the member of sprite X

Another problem could be that you are trying to print a type of cast member that is not printable. PrintOMatic and PrintOMatic Lite can print Text, Rich Text, and bitmap cast members. Other types of members must be screen-captured from the Stage using the drawStagePicture command in the full version of PrintOMatic.

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