PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook by Adobe Systems Inc.

By Adobe Systems Inc.

PostScript, a progressive, device-independent web page description language, is readily turning into the regular for printing top quality built-in textual content and graphics.It is a strong, versatile language that has the power to explain successfully the looks of textual content, pictures, and photograph fabric at the revealed web page. utilizing a variety of annotated examples and brief courses, the educational offers a step by step guided travel of PostScript, highlighting these characteristics that make it one of these detailed and strong language.The cookbook bargains a set of a few of the main priceless innovations and techniques on hand to PostScript programmers.

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Thus, the program lines 5 inch 5 72 mul have identical results; both leave 360, the product of 5 and 72, on the stack. The inch procedure is a useful tool in many programs, since it translates inches into the 1/72-inch units of the POSTSCRIPT coordinate system. 3 USING PROCEDURES AND VARIABLES The use of procedures and variables can make an enormous difference in the readability of a program, the ease with which it can be modified, and its length. Three Boxes Again As an example, let us take the last program from chapter two, the three overlapping boxes, and rewrite it.

Starside draws one of the lines that make up the star; star draws a filled, outlined star whose upper left point has the x and y coordinates specified on the stack. 72 0 lineto The starside procedure starts out by adding a horizontal line to the current path: 72 0 lineto It then introduces a new operator, currentpoint, which pushes the x and y coordinates of the current point on the stack. The program line currentpoint translate currentpoint translate thus puts the coordinates of the current point on the stack and then moves the origin of user space to that position.

Looking over the program, we see that the set of instructions that construct a oneinch-square path is repeated three times. Let us define these instructions to be a procedure named box and then incorporate this procedure into the program. 8 setgray fill showpage Here we start by defining our new procedure, box, to be the set of operators that create a square path. We then use that procedure three times to make three filled boxes. First we move to a starting point on the current page. Then we call the box procedure, which contructs a path starting at that point.

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