The Download page now contains the full ImPress documentation.
The Minimal Documentation and FAQMost operations are fairly intuitive. Here are some common interface characteristics.
In order to view these Tclet applications you must first download the Tcl Plugin for Netscape available from Ajuba Solutions (look under the downloads section for the Plugin).
Can I really load files from the Plugin?
Can I really save files from the Plugin?
If you select the Printer icon to print the document you create, the
new ImPress Tclet will send data to your browser as an application/postscript
MIME type. If you do not have a "helper" defined for this MIME type,
then you will receive a File Save dialog which mistakenly will save the
postscript output as index.html by default. Also, this dialog will
not close until you exit Netscape. I am not sure where the bug resides
at this time. I recommend that you setup a "helper" application for
WYSIWYG text is possible if you have some Type 1 scalable fonts defined on your system.
Presentation mode as of ImPress 1.1 is supported even within a browser. Just type Alt-s as if in standalone mode.
This only happens when using in a browser. The Save... dialog in a browser will save a file but will also leave the Netscape Saving dialog up. If anyone knows how to get around this, please let me know!
This only happens when using in a browser. The Print... dialog in a browser may create a Netscape Save As... dialog which will in turn create a Saving dialog which stays up. To eliminate this, create a helper application for the MIME type application/postscript to use a PostScript viewer or to go directly to a printer command. In Netscape the dialog will stay open even after the save has completed.
Scaling of text works in a closest match fashion when scaling fonts. Therefore, some font choices will be incorrect with regards to the text item width upon scaling. Generally, you can increase the width of the text box using the horizontal scale handles to virtually eliminate this condition.
Font scaling uses a closest match scenario. Sometimes, the closest matching font is of a different type. Generally, this happens when bit mapped fonts are being used instead of scalable ones.
On some X-servers, restoring the cursor to the default cursor causes the cursor to disappear. Move the cursor out of the ImPress application and move it back in to make the cursor visible again.
There is is only a certain amount of time available in which a URL has to be completely loaded. This is to prevent the Tcl Plugin from locking forever on a URL which will never be completely loaded. You will get this error if the URL cannot be located or does not exist. You can adjust the timeout to as much as 900 seconds using the slider on the Open.../URL: dialog.