PostScript language tutorial and cookbook

by Staff at Adobe Systems

Paper Book, 1985

Status

Available

Call number

005.13/3 19

Library's review

Indeholder "Preface", "Postscript Language Tutorial", "Chapter 1 Introduction", " 1.1 POSTSCRIPT as a Page Description Language", " 1.2 POSTSCRIPT as a Programming Language", "Chapter 2 Stack and arithmetic", " 2.1 The POSTSCRIPT Stack", " 2.2 Arithmetic", " 2.3 Interactive Stack Operators", " 2.4 New Operator Summaries", " 2.5 Operator Summary", "Chapter 3 Beginning graphics", " 3.1 Drawing Lines", " 3.2 Filled Shapes", " 3.3 Operator Summary", "Chapter 4 Procedures and variables", " 4.1 POSTSCRIPT Dictionaries", " 4.2 Defining Variables and Procedures", " 4.3 Using Procedures and Variables", " 4.4 Operator Summary", "Chapter 5 Printing text", " 5.1 POSTSCRIPT Fonts", " 5.2 Printing Variety", " 5.3 Operator Summary", "Chapter 6 More graphics", " 6.1 Coordinate Systems", " 6.2 Graphics State", " 6.3 Curves", " 6.4 Operator Summary", "Chapter 7 Loops and conditionals", " 7.1 Conditional Execution", " 7.2 Loops", " 7.3 Operator Summary", "Chapter 8 Arrays", " 8.1 POSTSCRIPT Arrays", " 8.2 Array Operators", " 8.3 Operator Summary", "Chapter 9 More fonts", " 9.1 Different Shows", " 9.2 Character Encoding", " 9.3 Font Transformations", " 9.4 Character Outlines", " 9.5 Operator Summary", "Chapter 10 Clipping and line details", " 10.1 Clipping Path", " 10.2 Line-Drawing Details", " 10.3 Operator Summary", "Chapter 11 Images", " 11.1 The image Operator", " 11.2 Operator Summary", "Chapter 12 POSTSCRIPT printers", " 12.1 Apple LaserWriter", "Postscript language cookbook", "Introduction", "Format of the examples", "How to use the cookbook", "Basic graphics", " About the programs", "Dictionaries and local variables", " Program 1 / Repeated Shapes", " Program 2 / Expanded and Constant Width Lines", " Program 3 / Elliptical Arcs", " Program 4 / Drawing Arrows", " Program 5 / Centered Dash Patterns", " Program 6 / Printing Images", "Printing text", " About the programs", " Program 7 / Printing with Small Caps", " Program 8 / Setting Fractions", " Program 9 / Vertical Text", " Program 10 / Circular Text", " Program 11 / Placing Text Along an Arbitrary Path", "Applications", " About the programs", " Program 12 / A Simple Line Breaking Algorithm", " Program 13 / Making a Poster", " Program 14 / Drawing a Pie Chart", " Program 15 / Filling an Area with a Pattern", "Modifying and creating fonts", " Modifying existing fonts", " Creating new fonts", " About the programs", " Program 16 / Making an Outline Font", " Program 17 / Re-encoding an Entire Font", " Program 18 / Making Small Changes to Encoding Vectors", " Program 19 / Changing the Character Widths of a Font", " Program 20 / Creating an Analytic Font", " Program 21 / Creating a Bitmap Font", "For further reference", "Quotations", "Appendix operator summary", "Index".

Smukt eksempel på en tutorial og kogebog. Hvis man er heldig, så har man løsningen på et problem lige ved hånden. Men nu om dage googler man selvfølgelig bare.
… (more)

Publication

Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1985. x, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Description

Using numerous annotated examples and short programs, the tutorial provides a step-by-step guided tour of PostScript, highlighting those qualities that make it such a unique and powerful language. The cookbook offers a collection of some of the most useful techniques and procedures available to PostScript programmers.

User reviews

LibraryThing member koffieyahoo
As the title suggest the book consists both of a PostScript language tutorial and a "cookbook" with programs that achieve some interesting tasks. The tutorial is an excellent and very accessible introduction to the language; I enjoyed reading it very much. The cookbook is less accessible: it not only depends on material described in the tutorial, but also on the PostScript Language Reference Manual. Hence, the cookbook is somewhat hard to follow if the reference manual is not available.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1985

Physical description

x, 243 p.; 24 cm

ISBN

0201101793 / 9780201101799

Local notes

Omslag: Marshall Henrichs
Omslaget er et blåt billede af en mand, der tegner på en tavle
Indskannet omslag - N650U - 150 dpi
The Blue Book
Page: 0.203 seconds