help with word (was:Re: word can't open documents...)

Michael Cardenas michael.cardenas at
Wed May 1 14:32:45 CDT 2002

Does anyone know how an app determines the size it's scrollbar should
be? I think it is done with either the GetDeviceCaps or something in the

In crossover office, when word tries to open a document it tries to
create a window with class SCROLLBAR of size 16x0, and the document
opens fine. 

In the public tree, when word tries to open a document, it tries to
create a SCROLLBAR window of size 1065353216x0, and X barfs and word

Running with +relay, the window has the size 981316x0 and the document
opens fine. 

If anyone has any pointers here, I'd really appreciate it. 


On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 09:15:18AM -0400, Michael Cardenas wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 02:15:18PM -0400, Michael Cardenas wrote:
> > Here's some more info on this major regression in microsoft word, with my own trace
> > messages added. 
> > 
> > This feature works correctly in crossover office, by the way. 
> > 
> > The crash occurs after create_whole_window and create_client_window are
> > called, when we try to do a TSXSync. 
> ...
> > trace:x11drv:X11DRV_CreateWindow after create_client_window
> > X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for
> > operation)
> >   Major opcode of failed request:  1 (X_CreateWindow)
> >     Value in failed request:  0x0
> >       Serial number of failed request:  2275
> >         Current serial number in output stream:  2278

michael cardenas
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