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PostScript::File::Functions - Collection of useful PostScript functions
This document describes version 2.23 of PostScript::File::Functions, released October 10, 2015 as part of PostScript-File version 2.23.
use PostScript::File; my $ps = PostScript::File->new; $ps->use_functions(qw( setColor showCenter )); $ps->add_to_page("1 setColor\n" . "400 400 (Hello, World!) showCenter\n");
PostScript::File::Functions provides a library of handy PostScript functions that can be used in documents created with PostScript::File. You don't normally use this module directly; PostScript::File's "use_functions" method loads it automatically.
boxPath LEFT TOP RIGHT BOTTOM boxPath Given the coordinates of the sides of a box, this creates a new, closed path starting at the bottom right corner, across to the bottom left, up to the top left, over to the top right, and then back to the bottom right. clipBox LEFT TOP RIGHT BOTTOM clipBox This clips to the box defined by the coordinates. drawBox LEFT TOP RIGHT BOTTOM drawBox This calls boxPath to and then strokes the path using the current pen. fillBox LEFT TOP RIGHT BOTTOM COLOR fillBox This fills the path created by boxPath with "COLOR", which can be anything accepted by setColor. hLine WIDTH X Y hline Stroke a horizontal line with the current pen with the left endpoint at position "X, Y", extending "WIDTH" points rightwards. setColor RGB-ARRAY|BW-NUMBER setColor This combines "setgray" and "setrgbcolor" into a single function. You can provide either an array of 3 numbers for "setrgbcolor", or a single number for "setgray". The "str" in PostScript::File function was designed to format the parameter to this function. showCenter X Y STRING showCenter This prints "STRING" centered horizontally at position X using baseline Y and the current font. showLeft X Y STRING showLeft This prints "STRING" left justified at position X using baseline Y and the current font. showLines X Y LINES SPACING FUNC showLines This calls "FUNC" for each element of "LINES", which should be an array of strings. "FUNC" is called with "X Y STRING" on the stack, and it must pop those off. "SPACING" is subtracted from "Y" after every line. "FUNC" will normally be "showCenter", "showLeft", or "showRight". showRight X Y STRING showRight This prints "STRING" right justified at position X using baseline Y and the current font. vLine HEIGHT X Y vline Stroke a vertical line with the current pen with the bottom endpoint at position "X, Y", extending "HEIGHT" points upwards.
While you don't normally deal with PostScript::File::Functions objects directly, it is possible. The following methods are available: new $funcs = PostScript::File::Functions->new; The constructor takes no parameters. add $funcs->add('functionRequested', ...); Add one or more functions to the procset to be generated. All dependencies of the requested functions are added automatically. See "POSTSCRIPT FUNCTIONS" for the list of available functions. add_to_file $funcs->add_to_file($ps, $basename); This is short for $ps->add_procset( $funcs->generate_procset($basename) ); $ps should normally be a PostScript::File object. See "add_procset" in PostScript::File. generate_procset ($name, $code, $version) = $funcs->generate_procset($basename); This collects the requested functions into a block of PostScript code. $name is a suitable name for the procset, created by appending the ids of the requested functions to $basename. If $basename is omitted, it defaults to the class name with "::" replaced by "_". $code is a block of PostScript code that defines the functions. It contains no comments or excess whitespace. $version is the version number of the procset. In scalar context, returns $code.
"%s is not an available function" You requested a function that this version of PostScript::File::Functions doesn't provide.
CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT
PostScript::File::Functions requires no configuration files or environment variables.
BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
No bugs have been reported.
Christopher J. Madsen "<perl AT cjmweb.net>" Please report any bugs or feature requests to "<bug-PostScript-File AT rt.cpan.org>" or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=PostScript-File>. You can follow or contribute to PostScript-File's development at <https://github.com/madsen/postscript-file>.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Christopher J. Madsen. This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
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