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CWS 5

Suddenly, at 10 am this morning ALL version of CWS 5 (5.7, 5.8, etc.) on multiple machines in our shop stopped working simultaneously. We can run 6, but it sucks. This happen to anyone else?
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Re: CWS 5

Reply #1
That sounds like a Windows update issue to me. I would check the Windows logs to see when the last update was installed. And possible work backwards from there.
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Re: CWS 5

Reply #2
It's on BOTH Mac and Windows
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Re: CWS 5

Reply #3
Well version 5 is deprecated so they might have pulled the plug remotely on it.
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Reply #4
Well version 5 is deprecated so they might have pulled the plug remotely on it.
I was almost relegated to that, but I upgraded to 6 and same issues. Eventually determined that one of the connected Fierys had crashed/locked up while processing a VDP job. Shut the Fiery down and brought it back up, problem solved.
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Re: CWS 5

Reply #5
We use version 6 here. It works. Myself, I never like 5.
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Reply #6
I've got version 5 and it still works, for what it's worth, so I don't think they made it non-working.
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Re: CWS 5

Reply #7
I have Version 5.xxx working on all our computers here with no issue. I prefer it over 6 which I have running on my computer to test. 6 looks nicer more modern but they have added extra clicks for some features. The one thing I do like about V6 is the ability to change the print quantity without going into properties.

Re: CWS 5

Reply #8
The one thing I do like about V6 is the ability to change the print quantity without going into properties.
Wha? How do you do that?

I can do it that way in 5, but NOT 6.
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Re: CWS 5

Reply #9
Right hand side there are editable properties

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Reply #10
I'll be damned. I do it this way in 5...
"I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells."
– Richard Pryor

“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Re: CWS 5

Reply #11
Whats your guys experience with the CWS5 paper catalog?  The fiery is running 2 Ricohs, a 7100 and an 8100. The paper catalog works great on the 7100, but I cant seem to get it right on the other. Techs cant figure it out- we have been using manual settings, which is kind of a pain compared to the paper catalog..

We have identical paper specs on both machines, but the 8100 doesnt play nice with the rip. Its supposed to though..
"We the unwilling, trained by the unskilled, do the impossible for the ungrateful, ten minutes too late."

Re: CWS 5

Reply #12
Aw, gee, how many times have I been told something is "supposed" to work but doesn't.  :banghead:
No Facebook, no iAnything. What am I missing?
2009 Mac Mini, OSX 10.6

Re: CWS 5

Reply #13
a 7100 and an 8100
First saw this when reading it, I immediately thought of a PowerMac 7100 and a PowerMac 8100. Maybe somebody will get a laugh at my old age. :old: 
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Re: CWS 5

Reply #14
Aw, gee, how many times have I been told something is "supposed" to work but doesn't.  :banghead:

Yeah they also said they were rated for NCR. Guess what it, doesn't like it at all. We do a lot of NCR. Of course we find out after the install. We fought with them a couple of months, they finally just gave us an extra older canon that would handle the stock. We are up for a new machine next year, going to try to switch back to canon, not really impressed with the ricohs.
"We the unwilling, trained by the unskilled, do the impossible for the ungrateful, ten minutes too late."