Category : Printer Utilities
Archive   : IMGPRT15.ZIP
Filename : IMPTUTR2.TXT

 
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.en Enable formatting. Once enabled, it cannot be disabled. If
.. this was not the first command in this file then EVERYTHING
.. would print.
..
.. *************
..
.. Note - If you want to print a "literal" copy of your file,
.. don't use ImagePrint's formatting capabilities. You do not
.. have to enable formatting to use ImagePrint's backslash
.. commands.
..
.. *************
..
.. The next command is the IMMEDIATE ACTION command. The comm-
.. and following the ".!!" goes into effect immediately. We
.. use it here to select 12 characters per inch (cpi). If we
.. selected 12 cpi by placing the backslash command in front
.. the first text line, the headers on the first page would
.. print at 10 cpi, the default density, because the headers
.. are printed before the main text section is analyzed.
.!! \|
..
.. No font backslash command is in this file, so the entire
.. file will print using the default font, FONT0.
..
.. IMPTUTR2.TXT - IMAGEPRINT DEMONSTRATION FILE
..
..
.. This file demonstrates many the ImagePrint formatting and
.. backslash commands. Type "IMP80 IMPTUTR2.TXT" to see the
.. printed result. Some of the dot formatting commands shown
.. here don't contribute to the format of the printed output,
.. e.g. setting a parameter to the default value.
..
.. Backslash commands are used without comment because they
.. are easy to understand and the best way to learn them is to
.. see them in use. "\-" is a soft hyphen.
..
.. Any line starting with a "." is interpreted as a command.
.. The "." doesn't have to be in the 1st column, but it does
.. have to be the first printable character on a line. The two
.. following lines are equivalent:
.PL 66
.PL 66
..
..
.. If the next printable character is another ".", the line is
.. ignored. This allows comments to appear in the source text,
.. but not be printed. This allows private notes, etc.
..
.. The two letter command can be separated from the dot in
.. column 1 by zero or more spaces. The variable parameter (if
.. one is needed) follows the two letter command, separated
.. from it by zero or more spaces. Each letter of the command
.. can be in upper or lower case. A comment can follow the
.. variable parameter, separated from it by at least one space.
.. The following page length formatting commands are all equiv-
.. alent:
..
.pl 60 comment - set page length to 60 lines
. pl60
. PL 60 set page length to 60 lines
.pl60
.pL60
..
..
.ww Word Wrap - enable left and right justification within the
.. left and right margins. This is the default state.
..
..
.pl 66 Page Length is 66. This is the default value.
..
..
.pn 1 Page Number = 1. This is the default starting page number.
.. "&&" in the header or footer strings is replaced by the
.. current page number.
..
..
.oe 5 Odd Extra - Shift everything on odd pages 5 extra columns
.. to the right.
.ee -5 Even Extra - Shift everything on even pages 5 columns to
.. the left.
.oe No extra spaces on odd pages.
.ee No extra spaces on even pages.
..
..
.li 8 8 Lines per Inch (lpi). The default is 6 lpi.
.li 6 Change back to 6 lpi. Do not change the inter-line gap
.. after you have started printing a document because the paper
.. alignment will not be correct.
..
..
.sw 65 Set Width of headers and footers to 65 columns. The left
.. and right justification and centering of the headers and
.. footers will occur within this range.
..
..
.. Odd page Headers
.oh
.oh...\bImagePrint formatting\b \iPage &&\i
.oh___________________________________________________________________________
.oh
.oh
.oh
..
.. Even page Headers
.eh
.eh \iPage &&\i \bImagePrint formatting\b...
.eh___________________________________________________________________________
.eh
.eh
.eh
..
.. Odd page Footers
.of
.of
.of___________________________________________________________________________
.of ...format demonstration
.of
.of
.of
.of
..
.. Even page Footers
.ef
.ef
.ef___________________________________________________________________________
.ef format demonstration...
.ef
.ef
.ef
.ef
..
..
.lm 5 Left Margin - Set the left margin to the 5th column.
..
.rm 60 Right Margin - Set the right margin to the 60th column.
..
..
.ce CEnter the next line. The cancel backslash command "\C" is
.. used to cancel the bold (\B), underline (\U) and double
.. width (\W) commands.
..
\u\b\wImagePrint Demonstration\c
.ce CEnter the next line.
\u\bDot Formatting and Backslash Commands\c
..
..
.lf 2 Line Feed - Space down 2 lines.
.ti 3 Temporary Indent of 3 from left margin.
This is the demon\-str\-ation file for Image\-Print \udot\u
\ufor\-mat\-ting\u and
..
.. Here are comment lines right in the middle of the text
..
\uback\-slash\u com\-mands. This para\-graph is left and right jus\-ti\-fied
be\-cause Word Wrap mode is en\-abled. It could be dis\-abled with the ".NW"
no word wrap com\-mand.
Each
word
of
this
sen\-tence
was
typed
on
a
se\-par\-ate
line.
..
..
.fp Force Printing of buffer.
.pp New paragraph
..
.lm +15 Add 15 to the current Left Margin.
..
Let's demon\-strate some of the back\-slash com\-mands:
.lf
\wThe\c \bquick\c \w\hbrown\c \ifox\c jumped \^over\c \b\ithe\c
\wlazy\c \ucow\c. \i\uThe\c \uquick\c \bbrown\c \h\ifox\c
\i\bjumped\c \h\^over\c \i\b\wthe\c \vlazy\c \i\u\w\bcow\c.
No\-tice that the space the back\-slash com\-mands take up in the file is
ac\-count\-ed for when left and right jus\-ti\-fy\-ing text. The ex\-tra width
gen\-er\-at\-ed by the doub\-le width com\-mand is al\-so ac\-count\-ed for.
..
.lf
.lm 5
.rm -15
The left mar\-gin has just been set back to the 5th co\-lumn and
the right mar\-gin has moved left 15 co\-lumns. The line spac\-ing
.ls 2
dis\-tance has just been changed to cause the text to be printed
on every other line. If for\-mat\-ting has been en\-abled, Image\-Print feeds
the paper to the top of the next page when the end-of-file is reached.
..
.fp
.ls Single spaced lines again
.rm +15
..
This is the end of the IMPTUTR2.TXT file. Be sure to look at
IMPTUTR2.TXT with your word pro\-ces\-sor be\-cause there are a lot of
non-print\-ing com\-ments and ex\-plan\-ations con\-tained in it.
..
.pa Unconditionally move to the next page. If the paper has
.. moved to the top of a new page and no text has printed yet,
.. ".pa" will have no effect.
..
..
.. This is the end of the demonstration. It was unnecessary
.. to force a page feed (".PA"); the paper automatically
.. feeds to the top of the next page when ImagePrint finishes
.. if formatting had been enabled.



  3 Responses to “Category : Printer Utilities
Archive   : IMGPRT15.ZIP
Filename : IMPTUTR2.TXT

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