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TechNote #19: Last modified: 10/20/99
Last reviewed: 10/20/99

Using MathType 3.x with HP DeskJet Printers under Windows 3.1


The information in this document applies to:

MathType 3.x (Win)

Windows 3.1

When using MathType and a HP Deskjet printer you may experience problems using   symbols or   binary operators.

When printing the sample integrals, the circles will appear elongated on one side and fine on the other side. The binary operators will appear with extra space surrounding them, although they appear properly on the screen.

These printing problems on the HP Deskjet printers are caused by HP Deskjet print drivers prior to driver version 4.0, and their use of the Intellifont Symbol font instead of the Windows True Type Symbol font. The early HP Deskjet printer drivers internally told the printer to use the Intellifont Symbol font even if you had selected True Type fonts. There are three ways to correct this problem. They are as follows:

  1. Call Hewlett Packard at 303-350-4000 to receive the Windows driver version 4.0. This driver does not use the Intellifont fonts, which are causing the problem. It is also far superior to the older drivers in many other ways, so I would recommend this solution, or ...
  2. Use Adobe Type Manager fonts (ATM), or...
  3. Modify your Windows setup as follows:
  1. Open up your WIN.INI file. This is found in your Windows directory. You will do some minor editing of this file, so please be sure to make a backup before making any changes.
  2. Search for the “[STATDLL]” header in your WIN.INI file.
  3. Find the “Bullet Present=1” line and replace the “1” with a “0”.
  4. Close and save your WIN.INI file.
  5. Restart Windows 3.1.

Note: The editing steps in C above only work if you are using the HP Deskjet print driver. There will be no header named [STATDLL] in your WIN.INI file if you are using Microsoft’s Universal Print driver. If you only have the Universal driver, contact HP at (303) 350-4000 for their print driver version 4.0 for your HP Deskjet printer.


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