PPress.exe crashes

Posted by: stuartg

PPress.exe crashes - 03/05/04 07:36 AM

Hi
I have examples of Ppress.exe crashing and losing any unsaved form changes. To reproduce -
Start PPress and create a new document NoName.pp4.
Create a text object anywhere.
Select the object and Group it.
Select the group and double click for group properties.
Select repeat properties and then Line Repeat.
Set Horizontal displacement to "=1/0".
An error box is displayed showing
Exception ERunError in module PPress.exe at 0027D9CA division by zero.
Click on ok.

So far its ok.
Now try and change the properties giving the divide by zero error.
Select the group, properties, repeat and click on horizontal displacement.
The error box should appear again.
Change the value to "=2/0".
Click ok.
I get no response from the ok and then after a few seconds ppress.exe crashes.

I have pp4 version 4.0.25.1386 on Windows 2000 SP4.
This issue is not causing me any problems. I have found other ways of doing what I wanted to do - its just a bug report.

stuart
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: PPress.exe crashes - 03/05/04 09:28 AM

Hello,

I have duplicated this issue but please note that the fact it "crashes" is a bug but the fact that it produces error messages is not. Entering 1/0 in any area that allows PressTalk code to be inserted will cause issues since you cannot divide by 0.
Posted by: Philippe F.

Re: PPress.exe crashes - 03/05/04 09:34 AM

As a matter of information - and notwithstanding the bug report - please note that with Version 4, it is no longer necessary to 'group' single objects for the sole purpose of setting their Repeat values, since the Repeat properties are now an inherent part of each object.
Groups can therefore be used for their real purpose, which is... grouping!