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Monday, March 1, 2004

March/April 2004 HelpLine

DPMag Published in HelpLine

If the building is leaning toward you, grab the top-left or top-right control point and drag it to the outside of your image. (It helps to expand your canvas so you have room to work.) This adjustment will seemingly bring the upper portion of the image toward you. By using the other control points, you can correct for buildings that are leaning left or right. You'll find the control works well if you play with it a little. Once you make the adjustment, you'll need to crop the image to get rid of the slanted edges. In addition, you may need to stretch or compress your image if the corrected building starts looking too short and squat or too tall and thin.

Waiting For My Prints To Come

 

Q)  I have an Epson Stylus Photo 1280, along with a new computer—512 RAM, P4 three-gig processor, etc. The problem I'm having is that I can only do one print at a time, and can't queue the job. I'm using Windows XP Business Edition

Roy Elahi
Via e-mail


A)  In order to queue print jobs on a computer, you have to enable print spooling, a method by which your computer doesn't send your file to the printer directly. Instead, it sends the file to your hard disk and then parcels out the file to your printer as a "background process" of your operating system. This setup allows you to continue working on other files without having to wait for your printer to finish printing.

Normally, this is a default setting. However, here's how to turn on print spooling: From the Start menu, go to Control Panel and double-click Printers and Faxes. Right-click on your printer, select Properties from the menu and then select the Advanced tab. Now it's just a matter of selecting the option "Spool print documents so program finishes printing faster."

 


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