|This page contains answers to common
questions, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as
- What computer for the Merick Calc 3.15 program?
It is possible to use all computers compatible with processor 286 and higher. Program does
not run on computers XT (with processor 8086 or 8088). Recommended configuration:
|486-100MHz and higher (Pentium-Pentium4)
|530kB free RAM (basic memory)
|min. 2MB, opt. 10MB free (after program installation)
|colour VGA and better, program works with CGA, Hercules a
|Microsoft komp. Warning: Genius and its clons=problems with
|Bubble Jet or Laser Printer HP comp. Warning: Canon Printers
know EPSON emulation, but they are set up as IBM by producer. If you use WinPrinter, there are no problems.
|MS DOS 5.0 and higher, W95, W98, WME, W2000, WXP
- Print problems on Canon Printers.
New program version 3.15-WP automatically solves problems of printers. Order upgrade!!
In older program versions, there are Canon printers able to print from Merick Calc 3.15,
but they must be set up as IBM printers. You have two ways. Either set up emulation to
Epson mode, or set up AGM parameter (Alternative Graphic Mode) to value "on".
This can ensure, that Canon printer will understand Epson graphic instructions. In Merick
Calc 3.15 program, there you must set up printer as 24-dot Epson printer.
How to set up emulation to Epson mode, it depends on printer type. Later printer models
use software for set up, older models have small switches inside the printer. In printer
manual, there you find detail description. If you do not venture on this set up,
turn to your supplier of computer techniques.
- Print problems with diacritical marks.
Program can use 3 coding type: Latin-2=cp852, Kamenickys` Brothers (only for Czech),
Windows EE =cp1250. If they don`t suit you, set up coding without diacritical marks.
- Run-time error 200 at---- neither the program or program
installation cannot run!!!
This error appears only on very fast computers as Pentium Pro, Pentium II and better.
This is due to initialization of Crt modul during program starting. This Modul is a
product of the firm Borland. (Nobody counted with so fast processors at the birthtime of
Turbo Pascal 7.) We have already modified the modul Crt to not appear this error. The
program is resistant to this error from the version 3.15.4. Our customers can contact us
and order upgrade.
- Does the Merick Calc 3.15 program run in Windows XP?
Yes. There can be only problems with mouse in the graphic part (Cutting Sheet Window)
- field with buttons is not come-at-able by mouse. Theese buttons are put over this field
in the program version 3.15.6. (3.11.2002) (they are come-at-able by mouse). You can also
use hotkeys (P, +, T, Z, a Esc). There can be also problem with placing the program icon
on the desktop after installation - see the article below.
- Faulty chars during cutting sheet showing.
There have been some cases of faulty 8×8 graphic font. This font is saved in
ROM memory of your computer and is used for displaying text during cutting sheets showing.
You must use english font through the next line in CONFIG.SYS file.:
and to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file write:
mode con codepage prepare=((437) C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
mode con codepage select=437
In the Windows Millenium and higher systems, use command MSCONFIG, or ask your
sysadmin/computer dealer for help. When this step does not solve the problem, ask us for
modified file MC315X.EXE with a special alternative font - mail to .