Ed,
Thank you very much for that timely tip.  Ohhhh.... I will look into that
one!
John

-----Original Message-----
From: TSListServer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On
Behalf Of Shane Edwards
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 10:04 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
Subject: RE: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: PDF and/or Postscript generation with
"o ver-bars"?




> Use the (-) dash to replace the underscore (_) in a complex net name,
> e.g.,
> don't use FWD_MUX_CON but instead use FWD-MUX-CON
>
        Just a note,
        The (-) dash is used in the Protel Net list to seperate part and pin
designations. I've had problems before because Protel thinks the net name
has ended when it see's a (-). I don't use them anymore.

        Ed




> Use this convention on symbols and all net names.  I can guarantee that
> you
> will NEVER print a Protel (or other) schematic, and/or make copies of
> same,
> that will have signal name readability problems.  NEVER.  No lines on top
> of
> net names, and no lines at the bottom of net names.  It is also true that
> old habits about these things are hard to break.
>
> Hope this helps!  Cheers!
> -----------------------------------------
> John R. Lemburg,    Sr. Hardware Engineer
> Avistar Systems, Inc.,   Madison Building
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TSListServer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On
> Behalf Of Drew Lundsten
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 9:56 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> Subject: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: PDF and/or Postscript generation with
> "over-bars"?
>
>
>
> When we print schematics to .pdf using Acrobat Distiller or PDFWriter,
> or to a generic Postscript printer (ours is a HP Laserjet 4050N),
> "over-bar" symbols often disappear from a pin or net name and turn into
> a much longer bar or line segment somewhere else on the same schematic
> page. The result is that with a large page full of active-low signals,
> the spurious over-bars make reading the schematic impossible - they look
> like wire segments.
>
> The installation in question is a P3-550/192M/Win2K/P99SE/SP5, and just
> now confirmed with SP6. Protel tech support also confirmed the problem
> on a sample schematic today, according to one of our engineers; it has
> come up several times on various schematics of various sizes.
>
> Has anyone else had printing problems with over-bars and if so, are
> there any known solutions? My inclination is to always stick with a
> leading - or # for active-low signals, but support and revision of
> legacy designs is still a problem.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Drew
>
>
>
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