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authorJohannes Hofmann <>2020-11-11 20:21:54 +0100
committerJohannes Hofmann <>2020-11-11 20:21:54 +0100
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+# flpsed
flpsed is a PostScript annotator. You can't actually
@@ -8,7 +6,7 @@ edit existing PostScript documents, but you can add arbitrary text lines to
existing documents.
It is useful for filling in forms etc.
-Quick Start:
+## Quick Start:
- Open an existing PostScript document.
- Click anywhere on the document and type a text line.
- The frame around the text shows, which text line has the focus.
@@ -20,7 +18,7 @@ Quick Start:
- Save your document and preview it with ghostview or something similar.
- If you reopen the document with flpsed, you can edit the added text lines.
+## Features:
- Add arbitrary text to existing PostScript documents.
- Reedit text, that has been added with flpsed.
- The overall structure of the PostScript document is not
@@ -28,7 +26,7 @@ Features:
- Lines can be given names ("tags"). The text of these lines can
be replaced in batch mode (no X11 required).
+## Restrictions:
- flpsed probably does not work on all existing PostScript documents.
You simply have to test it for your documents.
- Zooming depends on the availability of scalable fonts on your X11 system.
@@ -37,7 +35,7 @@ Restrictions:
- flpsed is alpha software, so please backup your files, before trying to
modify them.
+## Building:
- flpsed only works on X11-based systems.
- You need to have ghostscript installed.
- You need to have fltk-1.3.x from installed.
@@ -45,7 +43,7 @@ Building:
-Tags and Batch Mode:
+## Tags and Batch Mode:
To use batch mode, add text lines to your PostScript document as usual.
Give all or some of the lines tag names (Tags->Edit Tag).
@@ -60,9 +58,7 @@ You can now call flpsed in batch mode to set the actual values:
flpsed -b -t name="Hans Meier" -t street="Haupstr. 14"
-Mac OS X
+## Mac OS X
To compile flpsed on Mac OS X Panther, first make sure you have Fink
installed. Make sure Fink is set up to install unstable packages.
@@ -84,8 +80,3 @@ building aqua fltk applications rather than X11 apps.
You must unset the C-preprocessor macro __APPLE__ to get flpsed to compile
under OS X. This is can be done by calling
"CPPFLAGS=-U__APPLE__; export CPPFLAGS" before running "./configure".
-Johannes Hofmann
-June 17, 2005