Microsoft KB Archive/105222
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FastTips: Genigraphics/Slide and Film Recorder Q&A
Last reviewed: February 28, 1997
Article ID: Q105222
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Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File) Q105222: Genigraphics/Slide and Film Recorder Questions & Answers
Revision Date: 10/93 4 Pages, No Disk
The following information applies to Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh, version 3.0.
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This Application | | Note may be copied and distributed subject to the following | | conditions: 1) All text must be copied without modification and | | all pages must be included; 2) If software is included, all files | | on the disk(s) must be copied without modification [the MS-DOS(R) | | utility DISKCOPY is appropriate for this purpose]; 3) All | | components of this Application Note must be distributed together; | | and 4) This Application Note may not be distributed for profit. | | | | Copyright 1993 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. | | Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks and Windows | | is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. | -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Q. What is Genigraphics? A. Genigraphics is the largest worldwide network of slide service centers that image 35-millimeter (mm) slides and overhead transparencies. Genigraphics can also provide custom art and graphics. The color palette and color schemes in version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh were created by the Genigraphics Corporation. The color palette contains the 90 colors that Genigraphics considers the best for 35mm slides. The predefined color schemes were created by Genigraphics' professional presentation graphic designers. When you install PowerPoint, the Genigraphics Driver and the GraphicsLink communications program are automatically installed and configured. Using these utilities and a modem, you can send your presentation directly to your Genigraphics Service Center. To contact Genigraphics Corporation, call (800) 638-7348. For more information about using the Genigraphics services, see these two pamphlets included with PowerPoint: "Presentations on the Go" and "Using Microsoft PowerPoint and Genigraphics Presentation Services." 2. Q. How do I prepare my Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh presentation to be sent to Genigraphics? A. To prepare your presentation to be sent to Genigraphics, after selecting the Genigraphics driver in the Chooser, use the following five-step procedure: 1. From the File menu in PowerPoint, choose Print. 2. In the Print dialog box, set your print options as desired. 3. In the Save As field, enter a name for your file. 4. Choose the OK button. If you choose to send the file by means of a modem, PowerPoint saves the print file in the Genigraphics folder, which is in the System folder. If you choose to send the file on disk, a Save As dialog box appears in which you can specify where you want to save the print file. 5. Finish completing the electronic order forms and choose the OK button. This procedure creates a Genigraphics print file on your hard disk. For instructions about sending this file to Genigraphics, refer to the next question. 3. Q. How do I send my presentation print file to Genigraphics? A. There are two ways you can send your presentation to Genigraphics. You can either copy your presentation print file to a disk and mail it to the Genigraphics Service Center, or you can send it by means of a modem using the GraphicsLink communications program. To use GraphicsLink, you must have a Hayes-compatible modem. The following steps are also detailed on pages 21-27 of the "Using Microsoft PowerPoint and Genigraphics Presentation Services" pamphlet included with PowerPoint. To send the Genigraphics print file electronically, use the following six-step procedure: 1. Start the GraphicsLink program. 2. Choose the file you want to send to Genigraphics. 3. From the File menu, choose Communications Setup. Specify the Genigraphics Service Center to which you want to send your presentation. 4. Specify the modem speed, phone type, and the port to which your modem is connected. 5. Choose the OK button. 6. Choose the Send button. To mail the file on disk, use the following four-step procedure: 1. Open the Genigraphics folder in your System folder. 2. Locate the print file you created. 3. Copy the print file to a disk. 4. Mail the disk to the Genigraphics Service Center. The mailing addresses for the Genigraphics Service Centers are listed on pages 21-22 of the "Presentations on the Go" pamphlet included with PowerPoint. Prices and turnaround times vary depending on the service you request. For up-to-date information concerning pricing and average turnaround time, call Genigraphics at (800) 638-7348. 4. Q. What are the limitations when using Genigraphics with version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh? A. The Genigraphics Driver that ships with PowerPoint 3.0 has three limitations that you should be aware of: 1. Slides are the only output type you can print using the Genigraphics Driver. If you attempt to print PowerPoint's note pages, outline pages, or handout pages using the Genigraphics Driver, you will receive an error message. 2. The Genigraphics Driver that ships with PowerPoint 3.0 only supports landscape orientation. 3. You should not use third-party font packages (other than Adobe) when using the Genigraphics Driver. Consult your Genigraphics representative before using third-party font packages such as Bitstream FaceLift. To contact Genigraphics Corporation, call (800) 638-7348. 5. Q. How do I use a film recorder with version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh? A. Using a film recorder, you can image computer files to 35mm film. The film is then developed into 35mm slides. PowerPoint 3.0 can use any film recorder for which there is a compatible film recorder driver installed on your Macintosh. Microsoft does not manufacture or provide film recorder drivers. They must be obtained from film recorder manufacturers or properly licensed software developers. Technical support for these drivers is provided by the manufacturers of the drivers and/or film recorders. The following list provides an overview of the more popular film recorders available. - Forte and PCR/QCR are manufactured by Agfa Corporation. To contact Agfa, call (800) 937-7787. - FilmPrinter is manufactured by Mirus Corporation. To contact Mirus, call (408) 944-9770. - Montage FR1/FR2 is manufactured by Presentation Technologies. To contact Presentation Technologies, call (800) 782-2543. - LFR and LFR Plus are manufactured by Lasergraphics. To contact Lasergraphics Tech Support, call (714) 753-8292 . - Digital Palette is manufactured by Polaroid. To contact Polaroid, call (800) 225-1618. - Photo Metric Slide Maker 250 is manufactured by General Parametrics. To contact General Parametrics, call (510) 524-3950. - Solitaire is manufactured by MGI. To contact MGI, call (612) 854-1220. In many cases, the film recorder manufacturer has enlisted the aid of another company, such as Zenographics, to develop and market its drivers. The cost of obtaining these drivers varies widely and depends solely on the policies of the specific vendor.
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