John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Aug 3 19:16:03 CEST 2008
Frank Cox wrote:
> Thank you. I shall play around with this. It looks very useful indeed.
It's been handy for us, and I guess it seemed easier than writing a C
program to generate the postscript. It's certainly more compact, and
does away with having an executable as such.
We only use it once a year, but I think we've used it since at least 2001.
Anyway - it's nice to see postscript used as a programming language
rather than as a page layout language for once.
It's probably worth my mentioning that rather than working in a 'points'
based coordinate system, I did it in the coordinate system of a graphics
application we wrote which produced landscape output, 0 to 12,500 on the
x axis, 0 to 10,000 on the y axis, hence...
568 0 translate
780 12500 div 528 10000 div scale
/Helvetica-Bold findfont 200 scalefont setfont
gives a plausible font size.
No doubt it could be simplified, but I'm used to thinking in our
"/x1 900 def" through "/y1 100 def" sets the location of the numbers
printed, and "/TktStr 15 string def" sets the number of the first ticket
to 15. You'll generally want some other number.
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