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MTDFREML Manual Information

The manual is available electronically in several formats. All versions of the manual are available as self-extracting compressed files. Files should be transferred using a binary file transfer in the FTP software.

The original WordPerfect for Windows 6.1 file is available as mtdfrwp.exe from the FTP or WWW site. Execute the program to create the WordPerfect file. To print this file, the computer must have the fonts MTEXTRA and FENCES installed. This will be the case if the Mathtype equation editor is installed (the equation editor used to generate the manual). The same fonts are installed by the equation editor that is included with Microsoft Word or Microsoft Powerpoint (the equation editor is a simplified version of the Mathtype editor). If those fonts are not available, many of the equations will be printed incorrectly.

If a Hewlett Packard LaserJet Series II compatible printer is available, the manual can be printed using PCL (printer contol language) files. These files are available in mtdfrpcl.exe. Execute the program to create the PCL files. There will be several files of the form mtdfxxyy.pcl where xx is the starting page and yy is the ending page included in that file. There is also a batch file, printpcl.bat which will print all of the pages of the manual. The batch file assumes that the printer is attached to lpt1 (the first parallel port); if that is not the case, the file will need to be modified. The form of the command to print each of the files is:

copy /b mtdfxxyy.pcl lpt1

The /b flag must be included for the printing to be successful.

Finally, if a postscript (PS) printer is available, the manual can be printed from PS files. These files are available as mtdfrps.exe. Execute the program to create the PS files. There will be several files of the form mtdfxxyy.ps where xx is the starting page and yy is the ending page included in that file. There is also a batch file, printps.bat which will print all of the pages of the manual. The batch file assumes that the printer is attached to lpt1 (the first parallel port); if that is not the case, the file will need to be modified. The form of the command to print each of the files is:

copy /b mtdfxxyy.ps lpt1

The /b flag must be included for the printing to be successful.

Contact

Please direct questions and comments to Curt Van Tassell.

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Last Modified: 01/12/2017