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Precompiled Ghostview-Markup for SPARC-Solaris.
(tar.gz) Precompiled Ghostview-Markup for Intel-Linux.
(zip) Precompiled Ghostview-Markup for Intel-Linux.
This is a revised version of Ghostview which permits the markup of Postscript files, useful for commenting on a Postscript document completely in electronic form, with no need to print out the document and fax/mail it with comments. Markups may be saved to the file in one of two forms:
The markups are incorporated directly into the Postscript file itself. This will work with ANY Postscript file, and the modified Postscript file remains compatible with any viewer / printer, however the markups are visible only with this revised version of Ghostview. Markups written to file in this way can later be undone and/or cleared.
The markups are rewritten in the Postscript language. This will only work with Postscript files obeying a particular page structure used by UNIX "dvips". The saved markups will be visible / printable with any Postscript device (viewer, printer etc.). Markups written to file in this way are permanent.
There are 6 menu commands: Red - Set current markup colour to red Green - To green Blue - To blue Black - To black Save Edits - Save markups to file in native ASCII form Save to PS - Save markups directly in Postscript form The user must request the above save operations, they will not take place automatically Clear All - Clear all markups stored in memory There are 3 mouse commands: Left button - Draw an arbitrary curve while button held down Shift Left - Places a cursor for text entry; entry continues until carriage return is pressed. Pressing "tab" continues text entry on the next line (to construct text paragraphs). Ctrl Left - Undo last markup on the current page Compilation is as usual; on any X11R5 system, xmkmf makeFor more detailed compilation instructions, see the other README files.
Limitations: Text input is always horizontal, left-to-right, regardless of current viewing orientation. When a "Save to PS" command is issued, the text is written consistent with its appearance. Thus it is possible to rotate text by +/-90 degrees by changing the Ghostview orientation, entering text, saving to Postscript, and restoring the original orientation.
Download Ghostview-Markup source code here.
Author: Paul Fieguth Department of Systems Design University of Waterloo Ontario, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
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