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Postscript Newbie - Distiller

Postscript Newbie - Distiller

Postscript Newbie - Distiller

(OP)
I need help with the correct syntax.
Mr. Greer was nice enough to point me in this direction.

I am pulling data from my mainframe and can actually save in .ps format. I just need assistance on how to handle multiple lines of data.

This is what I have in the .ps file
%!PS
/Courier 12 selectfont
/BeginPage
5 750 moveto

I am not sure what to do at this point. I have several pages of text.

Do I have to have the () on each line? Then do the show
showpage?

Thanks in advance

RE: Postscript Newbie - Distiller

You need to write
    (foo bar) shoe
    5 currentpoint exch pop 12 sub moveto
for every line on the page and finish the page with
    showpage

With the PostScript header you can process the output stream
on the PostScript device without  any changes to the program.
Merging the header and the main stream can be done on the JCL level using standard utilities (IEBCOPY ?).

Processing of the 1st column convention is a little more involved but a competent PostScript programmer can write
the header in 2 hour's time.

Your PostScript expert is just a click away.
http://www.coscript.com

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