Category : Printer + Display Graphics
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Page 12 of 14 CREATING AN INPUT FILE

One way that you can create an AcroSpin input file is to use your favorite text
editor to enter all of the endpoints and lines by hand. You should make sure
that the text editor creates a standard ASCII file, with no special characters
in it. This method can get pretty tedious if you have lots of endpoints and
lines.

You may find it more convenient to write a computer program in your favorite
language to create the input file for you. The input files for most of the
objects you have seen so far in this tutorial were created by Turbo Pascal
programs. The input files and the Turbo Pascal programs that created them are
included on your AcroSpin distribution diskette. For example, the input file
for the preceding color chart is COLORS.FIL, which was created by COLORS.PAS.

Using computer programs to create your input files makes it much easier to
incorporate text in your objects. AcroSpin expects only endpoints and lines in
the input file, so text characters must be specified in terms of endpoints and
lines. Your AcroSpin distribution diskette contains the Turbo Pascal
subroutine, WRITETEX.PAS, that generated the text in the previous objects.

If you do use a text editor to create your input file by hand, as was done
for the next object, you may end up with a blank stare on your face.



  3 Responses to “Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : SPIN.ZIP
Filename : TUTOR12.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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