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Dotted and dashed lines display as solid lines in Personal Communications session window

Technote (troubleshooting)


Describes fix for line display problems when using host graphics in Windows

Resolving the problem

When using host graphics in Windows, dotted and dashed lines might display as solid lines.

You can instruct Personal Communications to use an appropriate line style. Reassign the LineType 2 default value of 1 to LineType 5. Personal Communications then displays a dashed line instead of a solid line.

In the WS file, add the following lines exactly as shown:



This changes LineType5 from the default of solid to dashed. Listed below are other line types that can be redefined in the [GRAPHICS] section. Use the values in this table to make any other necessary changes.

Line Type Default Represents
LineType1 2 Dot ( ....... )
LineType2 1 Dash ( ------- )
LineType3 3 Dash and Dot ( _._._._ )
LineType6 4 Dash Dot Dot ( _.._.._ )
LineType7 0 Solid line
LineType8 5 Invisible line

Historical Number


Document information

More support for: Personal Communications
General Information

Software version: 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1084012

Modified date: 14 February 2012