instructions for ViewDirector Prizm to work with IE6
AlternaTIFF (if this is installed)
- install VDP
appropriate MIME types.
to IE have rendered Netscape-style plugins obsolete. MDCAD's View
Director Prism(VDP) is/was a Netscape-style plugin which we tentatively
replaced with an ActiveX control, AlternaTIFF, for Engineering document
however did not provide the resolution quality, zoom functionality or print
quality which VDP provided, as stated by many users.
We have a fix for
the VDP Netscape-style plugins on IE6. It's an ActiveX control from the
GNU people called Replug which allows IE6 to call Netscape-style plugins.
I have created a
simple sequence of batch commands to uninstall AlternaTIFF and install VDP and
Replug, and register appropriate MIME types.
To upgrade your
IE6 users back to VDP please see the following....
contact me regarding any questions/problems. I think I could have
created a more elegant script for this process but I think what I have
provided should suffice.
Kurt W Vaillancourt
CAD/CAM Application Support
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Menlo Park, CA 94025