- If you have more than 16 megabytes of memory (RAM) installed in your Mac, we recommend turning off Virtual Memory. This will increase memory requirements for native programs by 2 to 5 megabytes, but the programs will run much faster.
- A utility like RAM Doubler (from Connectix) is an excellent alternative for Macs with less than 16 megabytes of RAM. RAM Doubler compresses memory and doubles the amount available faster than Virtual Memory and is well reviewed.
- A RAM disk is another great way to increase performance. A RAM disk is a portion of memory that acts like a hard disk, only much faster (and with less battery drain for PowerBook users). The Solo Temp Files folder can be automatically stored on a RAM disk by using an alias. See the Read Me document for details.
- Command-Tab: Pressing Command-Tab in Solo is a handy shortcut for quickly selecting <place holders> in templates. However, the latest version of Microsoft Office uses the same shortcut for switching between applications. To fix the problem, turn off the QuickSwitch option in the Microsoft Office Manager control panel. (In Windows, use Control-tab for the same purpose.)
- Faxing Documents: Each page in a Solo document can have a different page setup but this will cause a document to be printed or faxed in multiple parts. You can 'fix' such a document by selecting all the pages in the Storyboard, pressing the Option key, choosing Page Setup, releasing the Option key and clicking OK. This gives selected pages the same page setup.
- Most fax software supports a shortcut which avoids constantly switching between printer and fax drivers in the Chooser. Simply select your printer driver in the Chooser and from then on, in any program, press the appropriate key and choose Fax (instead of Print) from the File menu.
Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP (under construction)
Solo Technical Notes
Solo Tech Notes is a comprehensive document that addresses many issues such as printing tips, known conflicts, A4 versus US Letter page setup, modifying template files, setting Solo preferences, and more. It is a valuable reference for Solo users. The file is a Solo document so you'll need to have Solo installed to open it.
Note: In Windows, if prompted to name the file while downloading it, be sure to name it Solo Tech Notes.x1d. In order to be read by Solo it must have the .x1d extension.