cliff at bellcore.com
Tue Mar 30 13:20:02 EST 1993
You should consider upgrading to 4.1beta. This version has p.map.new which
allows you to define a legend for a map. Here are some tricks that I
discovered while trying to put out a black-and-white patterned ps file with
For those interested...
I have been using p.map.new in grass4.1beta to create a ppm file containing a
map with a legend. Hardcopy is to be produced on a black-and-white PostScript
printer. I was having problems rescaling the map to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 inch
paper and, when I finally solved this problem with help from this list, my
rescaled map did not include the bottom frame line. So, here are the tricks...
Last summer I recall a hack posted by Raymond Venneker to restore the bottom
frame line (don't know why this wasn't included in 4.1, but it wasn't):
1) edit .../src.alpha/paint/Programs/p.map.new/cmd/map10.c as follows:
Ppictsize (fullwindow.rows+extra_lines, pixels+MARGIN);
Ppictsize (fullwindow.rows+extra_lines+MARGIN, pixels+MARGIN);
2) To produce the PostScript map on a B&W PS printer (e.g., an Apple
LaserWriter), rescaled to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, issue the following:
ppmtopgm 'yourfile.ppm' | pgmtops -s 0.5 | lpr -Pps10
Of course, you will substitute the appropriate ppm file name and printer
name for your installation.
Thanks to all of you who offerred help in unraveling this mystery!
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