PostScript by Example

PostScript by Example

by HenryMcGilton (Author), Mary Campione (Author)


PostScript by Example is packed with 500 examples and 700 pictures to help users and programmers at all levels become knowledgeable in PostScript--the industry-standard page-description language developed by Adobe Systems Inc. Loaded with hands-on exercises and step-by-step instructions, this book covers two broad areas. You will start with the basic concept of PostScript--graphics, text, and language. Then continue with build-it-yourself PostScript tools to construct fonts, patterns, forms, and manage your printing environment. Henry McGilton and Mary Campione provide invaluable information for both beginning and experienced PostScript users on how to: *Lay foundations of the PostScript painting model--paths, graphic states, text, clipping, transformations, arcs, curves, and images *Understand PostScript Level 2 patterns, forms, images, composite fonts, halftones, and color models. *Construct error handlers, download fonts and PostScript programs, and understand Encapsulated PostScript.The most comprehensive hands-on PostScript guide ever, PostScript by Example is your toolkit for building effective PostScript programs. 0201632284B04062001


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 620
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Published: 30 Sep 1992

ISBN 10: 0201632284
ISBN 13: 9780201632286

Author Bio

Henry McGilton founded Technical Publications at Sun Microsystems in 1982 and coauthored Introducing the UNIX System and Introducing UNIX System V--books that sold more than a quarter million copies in five languages worldwide. Henry works at RightBrain Software in Palo Alto, California, developing desktop publications software for NeXT computer systems. Mary Campione was formerly a senior technical writer at Sun Microsystems, where she started writing about the Java platform in 1995. Mary graduated from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, with a B.S. in Computer Science and has worked as both a technical writer and programmer.