Pressedit




Pressedit  is  useful  for combining  Press  files  together, selecting
certain pages from a Press file, or adding extra fonts to a Press file.
The general command format is illustrated in the following example:

 pressedit  foo.press  ←  a.press  b.press  2  5  c.press  3  to   7  9
TimesRoman10/f

This means  "make a  Press file  foo.press from  all pages  of a.press,
pages 2 and 5 of the Press file b.press, and pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  and 9
of c.press; add font  TimesRoman10 to the fonts defined  in foo.press".
The resulting file will be arranged in the same order as  the component
input files.

Examples:

To extract pages 3 and 17 from a Press file long.press, and put them in
short.press:

 pressedit short.press ← long.press 3 17

To add fonts logo24 and helvetica14 to a.press:

 pressedit a.press ← a.press logo24/f helvetica14/f

Here the arguments on the right hand side of the arrow may be  given in
any order.

To make  a blank,  one-page Press  file containing  all three  faces of
Timesroman10:

 pressedit    blanktimes.press    ←    timesroman10/f   timesroman10i/f
timesroman10b/f

To append  to the  end of chap3.press  all the  Press files  with names
fig3-1.press, fig3-2.press, fig3-3.press etc:

 pressedit chap3.press ← chap3.press fig3-*.press

Caution:  when  you  combine  files  with  Pressedit,  try  not  to use
different sets of fonts, or  the same fonts in different  orders.  This
will result in proliferation of  font sets, making the file  more bulky
and creating other minor sources of inefficiency.

Merging  Press files  together: Pressedit  allows any  number  of Press
files  to be  merged onto  the pages  of another  Press file.   This is
useful  for  inserting  illustrations  in  a  formatted  document.  The
following description assumes that the user wishes to  add illustration
figures fig1.press, fig2.press, . .  . . fig9.press to a  document file
doc.press.

Illustration files should  be of one  page only; Pressedit  will ignore


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all  but the  first page.   The document  file may  have any  number of
pages.  The  illustrations are  placed in  position on  the appropriate
page with the aid  of an ARROW.  The  document file must have  an arrow
for every occurrence of  an illustration; every illustration  must also
have an arrow.  Pressedit aligns  the pairs of arrows when  merging the
files, and removes the two arrows.

In the document file, arrows have the form:

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