PostScript - what is it?
The PostScript print file format is a programming language with
powerful graphics primitives for describing printed pages. A growing number of
devices which print POSTSCRIPT page descriptions are available.
If your printer can't print PostScript, you probably will use
Ghostscript. Ghostscript converts
PS to many other formats of devices. It can be run at many platforms including
UNIX, M$ Windows, OS/2, M$ DOS, Macintosh etc.
The complete PostScript language is described in the book POSTSCRIPT Language Reference Manual by Adobe Systems Incorporated, published by Addison-Wesley Publishing
Company, ISBN 0-201-10174-2, 322 pages, illustrated.
This book is also known as the "red book". There are books of other "colors"
also. The blue book (cookbook) is the most important for begginners.
Docs about PostScript which I have found at WWW:
Using PostScript with TeX:
- help for DVIPS - dvi to PostScript translator
- PSTricks - macro package for easy using PostScript graphisc in TeX
PSTricks manual is distributed in 4 parts:
1 2 3 4
Created by Milan Vancura 11/23/1998 as a report for Linux seminary.