Error while printing from Magic Magazine

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Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Jon Elion » February 14th, 2021, 10:33 am

Is there a known problem with printing/downloading from digital back issues of Magic? I am trying to download a page from the October 1996 issue, but it gives an error. This happens in both FireFox and Chrome (latest versions).

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 14th, 2021, 11:43 am

Not a clue. Screen grabs, please, along with all details. Send to me at moobooks@verizon.net
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby docguitarman » August 25th, 2021, 2:13 pm

Hello,
I am encountering the same error. Yesterday, there was just broken links to the page image and no "clip" box. Today there is a blank image and the clip box is visible and can be adjusted over the blank image. When I clicked the "download/print" button I got the following error text, which may be helpful? (BTW I am using a chrome based browser and have no problems printing Genii pages)

TAERROR : file "magicmagazine.cfg" does not exist!
error adding file skip it
%PDF-1.3 3 0 obj <> endobj 4 0 obj <> stream x�3R��2�35W(� � endstream endobj 1 0 obj <> endobj 2 0 obj << /ProcSet [/PDF /Text /ImageB /ImageC /ImageI] /Font << >> /XObject << >> /ExtGState << >> >> endobj 5 0 obj << /Producer (��UFPDF 0.1) /Creator (��Newsmemory) /CreationDate (��D:20210825180924) >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 1 0 R >> endobj xref 0 7 0000000000 65535 f 0000000175 00000 n 0000000262 00000 n 0000000009 00000 n 0000000087 00000 n 0000000373 00000 n 0000000512 00000 n trailer << /Size 7 /Root 6 0 R /Info 5 0 R >> startxref 561 %%EOF

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 25th, 2021, 4:51 pm

I can print the Genii issues with no problem.

However, have not had success in printing any pages from MAGIC magazine for a long time. It always errors out or give me blank screens.

Tested with latest versions of MS Edge and Firefox.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 25th, 2021, 5:30 pm

If the page of magic is a single graphical element (i.e. text grouped with photos) you can print it to a pdf or printer. If the elements are broken out (i.e. images as single object or grouped as all images vs the text as another image) you can only "print" each element at a time. The latter is really common (many different objects on a page). The full page printing (which works great for the genii issues and is what's truly useful) seems super borked for the Magic issues. Just gives me blank pages.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 26th, 2021, 12:14 pm

I would suggest doing screen grabs.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 26th, 2021, 3:05 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I would suggest doing screen grabs.

That's been my backup and it' hasn't been a very good one. (i.e. dependent on monitor, low res, and not great with small text).

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 26th, 2021, 4:14 pm

This issue is being worked on.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 27th, 2021, 12:15 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:This issue is being worked on.

Thanks, I'm sure those ho print out the occasional article/trick will really appreciate it.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby docguitarman » January 30th, 2024, 9:31 pm

Returned to print a routine I found on the conjuring archive. Printing a page of Magic magazine is still broken, alas!

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Bob Plaut » January 31st, 2024, 6:21 am

It has never been fixed. I'm experiencing the same issue.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 31st, 2024, 12:41 pm

Let me investigate.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 5th, 2024, 12:28 pm

The tech company who does the archive for us is not able to duplicate the issue of not being able to print pages from MAGIC magazine. If you don't mind, can you provide a detailed description of the procedure which is failing so I can pass it onto them? Email me at moobooks@verizon.net and include the type of computer (PC or Mac), browser, etc. Thanks.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » February 5th, 2024, 1:10 pm

There are two ways to print, and the most obvious way doesn't work.

I have been able to print fine once I'm able (sporadicially) to bring up the correct option on the right page, but it's a major pain in the ass to consistently do that.

If I figure it out, I'll report back.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » February 5th, 2024, 2:26 pm

The preferred way to print (whole pages) starts with selecting this option.

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And when you click it to print, it only brings up blank pages. (Note, this works fine for issues of Genii, but not issues of Magic).

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This is the expected behavior (working correctly to print from Genii Issues).

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Bob Plaut » February 5th, 2024, 8:42 pm

I’m having the same problem as Chris.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby katterfelt0 » February 6th, 2024, 7:39 am

Ditto with me. I'm on Windows 11 64-bit, and I've tried it with several browsers, including Chrome, Opera, and Brave.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby docguitarman » February 13th, 2024, 1:44 pm

Thanks Chris for documenting the issue. Same problem for me. The page to be printed/downloaded is always blank. I'm using Chrome regularly now. Chrome works properly for Genii but not Magic.
I should add that sometimes I get a little image in the upper left hand corner which I believe is the "broken link" icon.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Philippe Billot » February 14th, 2024, 2:02 pm

We have already addressed this problem here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=49777&p=377690#p377690

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby docguitarman » February 14th, 2024, 2:54 pm

Philippe Billot wrote:We have already addressed this problem here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=49777&p=377690#p377690

Printing Genii has no problems at the moment that I know. Current issue is that Magic magazine exhibits the problem. Pages do not show.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby docguitarman » February 14th, 2024, 2:58 pm

I just did a test from the Magic August 2016 (Bannon article) and when I attempted the download/print I got this

TAERROR : file "magicmagazine.cfg" does not exist!TAERROR : file "magicmagazine.cfg" does not exist!

Clearly a script error of some sort.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Philippe Billot » February 15th, 2024, 3:39 am

docguitarman wrote:
Philippe Billot wrote:We have already addressed this problem here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=49777&p=377690#p377690

Printing Genii has no problems at the moment that I know. Current issue is that Magic magazine exhibits the problem. Pages do not show.


I know it but in the other post I explained it is possible to print a page from Magic but the method is complicated because pictures are separated from text. It will be better if we can print a page as we can do in Genii.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 15th, 2024, 11:11 am

You should now be able to download pdfs of single pages and then print them out.
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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Philippe Billot » February 15th, 2024, 11:19 am

I did it. That's perfect.

Thank you, Richard

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby docguitarman » February 15th, 2024, 10:26 pm

Thank you, Richard. It works!

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Chris Aguilar » February 15th, 2024, 10:31 pm

Seems to be working fine now. Tried several pages from magic magazine and they seem to be coming up as full downloadable pages now.

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Re: Error while printing from Magic Magazine

Postby Bob Plaut » February 16th, 2024, 7:03 am

Working fine now.


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