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75 mul scalefont set font (The Pilgrim's ·Progress, John Bunyan) show showpage The program starts by assigning variables for the point size, left margin, line length, and start position. Next come the sub-procedures: 2. USING TEXT 25 pad removes the last character from the line (a space) before fmding the distance in points by which it falls short of the given line length. This distance is divided by the number of spaces. The relevant number of points is then added to each occurrence of space in the line by using widthsbow.

The three numbers represent the start, increment and end of a series of numbers which are given in turn to the following procedure. The procedure sets the gray level for each box, draws the box and shrinks the overall scale of the image down by a small amount Successive boxes then lie inside and overlap slightly the previous ones. The last, inner box is black. The program ends by restoring the graphics state. 05 1 % gray settings for fade in For a broader faded area, change the middle of these three numbers to a smaller number; halving the middle number doubles the width of the frame.

Pointl Point3 Point 1 Point4 Point2 Point3 Point 1 A POSTSCRIPT COOKBOOK 56 CURVETOPATTERN This program produces a double looped curve which can be repeated any number of times to produce, for example, an ornate page border. Here, the pattern is repeated just three times to give an idea of how the pattern might look. Each iteration of the main procedure produces a loop to each side of the longditudinal centre line. % Curveto Pattern /ctpattern { 90 rotate 120 -300 translate 9 setlinewidth 1 setlinecap % % % % 3 % 3 iterations of procedure { landscape orientation x axis to centre of page thick line round line caps 57 3.

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