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Re: CLIM -> Postscript code file question
Date: Tue, 5 May 1992 18:10 EDT
From: Erik Eilerts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Scott McKay <SWM@stony-brook.scrc.symbolics.com>
Subject: CLIM -> Postscript code file question
Date: Tue, 5 May 1992 16:41 EDT
From: Curt Eggemeyer <email@example.com>
(format stream "~|") ;begin a new hardcopy page?
There isn't any way to get CLIM to throw a new page. It doesn't have a
model of pages.
After checking some CLIM postscript output, it seems like the necessary
command next-page. So you would do:
(format stream "~% next-page ~%")
CLIM's model for output is that you draw stuff on a bug plane. On
PostScript display devices, the drawing plane is broken up into pages
based on page-sized regions in the output history. Just randomly
tossing in a newpage could break CLIM's assumptions.
So, I wouldn't count on this doing what you want. It might, but if it
does there is no guarantee that it will keep working.
One thing to remember is that CLIM does not aspire to be a page
formatter. Page formatters are fine things, but CLIM just isn't one.
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