There are a number of good books on PostScript. If you do much PostScript
programming at all, I highly recommend that you get one of these print
- PostScript Language Reference Manual: Second
- This book is put out by Adobe Systems Incorporated and is published
by Addison Wesley. It is the reference manual and pretty much defines
the language. The operator reference guide I have here pretty well follows
Adobe's reference in this manual. Their reference is, however, far more
detailed (and accurate). This book is known as the "Red and White
Book." Adobe also provides other books (including the "Blue"
tutorial and cookbook). The PLRM's ISBN is: 0-201-181127-4
- PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook
- This book is also put out by Adobe and is published by Addison Wesley.
(Are you starting to see a pattern here?) This is a very neat book on PostScript
and gives a number of handy examples (two which come to mind are a set
of routines to set text in a circle and a simple text formatter). This
is the so-called blue book. The ISBN is 0-201-10179-3.
- Learning PostScript: a Visual Approach
- This book is a fine beginning text for PostScript. The book emphasizes
PostScript's fantastic graphics abilities while illustrating basic language
constructs. The language concepts are illustrated with graphic design examples,
most of which you will be tempted to use in your own documents. The book
also includes a number of interesting and useful utilities. Author: Ross
Smith. Publisher: Peachpit Press. ISBN 0-938-151-12-6.
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