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2012-07-01 20:40:24 CT #1
PJS
From: Unknown
Registered: 2012-07-02
Posts: 3


Hey guys,

I'm working on a project where I'd like to use some bitmap graphics (JPEG)
to fill a bezier/polygon object. I thought it was possible to do this
with Pagestream, but I have neither found a way to do it or any online
docs to tell me how (the help applet just crashes here).

Can any of you tell me if/how this might be possible?

FWIW, I'm using the 68k Pagestream v4.1.5.6. It's been the only version
that's ever run close to reliably on OS4. I've bought licenses to every
normal & Pro variant of every AmigaOS version made... to no avail.

Thanks in advance,

Paul

===========================================================================
Paul Jan Sadlik Aitken-Sadlik Architects
McLean, Virginia, USA AmigaOS: What the rest promise to be
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2012-07-02 07:59:22 CT #2
Russell Butler
From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2006-02-15
Posts: 126

Hi PJS,

On 01/07/2012, you wrote:

> Hey guys,

> I'm working on a project where I'd like to use some bitmap graphics
> (JPEG) to fill a bezier/polygon object. I thought it was possible to
> do this with Pagestream, but I have neither found a way to do it or any
> online docs to tell me how (the help applet just crashes here).

> Can any of you tell me if/how this might be possible?

> FWIW, I'm using the 68k Pagestream v4.1.5.6. It's been the only
> version that's ever run close to reliably on OS4. I've bought licenses
> to every normal & Pro variant of every AmigaOS version made... to no
> avail.

I think I know what you mean and I'm sure it can be done, though I've only
donce it once or twice many years ago.

As a quick workaround, have a look at the manual here:

http://www.pagestream.org/?action=Documents&id=790


Bye for now,
--

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Russell

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2012-07-02 05:07:35 CT #3
PJS
From: Unknown
Registered: 2012-07-02
Posts: 3


Hi Russell,

On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, wurzel wrote:
>
> On 01/07/2012, you wrote:
>
> > I'm working on a project where I'd like to use some bitmap graphics
> > (JPEG) to fill a bezier/polygon object. I thought it was possible to
> > [...]
>
> I think I know what you mean and I'm sure it can be done, though I've only
> donce it once or twice many years ago.
>
> As a quick workaround, have a look at the manual here:
>
>http://www.pagestream.org/?action=Documents&id=790

I think that was the first thing I tried to do.

I put the bitmap behind the outline, selected both and tried that command.
Both images dissappear and I'm left with a set of "handles" in their
place. No masked image.

I then tried moving the window view around to force a redraw, nothing
appeared. I then selected the "Redraw Window" script and it locked up
my X1K.

So, no luck there.

I wonder if there's any other options.

Thanks!

Paul

===========================================================================
Paul Jan Sadlik Aitken-Sadlik Architects
McLean, Virginia, USA AmigaOS: What the rest promise to be
===========================================================================


2012-07-02 08:36:28 CT #4
Deron Kazmaier
From: United States
Registered: 2006-01-29
Posts: 4596

On 7/2/12 6:07 AM, PJS wrote:
> Hi Russell,
>
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, wurzel wrote:
>> On 01/07/2012, you wrote:
>>
>>> I'm working on a project where I'd like to use some bitmap graphics
>>> (JPEG) to fill a bezier/polygon object. I thought it was possible to
>>> [...]
>> I think I know what you mean and I'm sure it can be done, though I've only
>> donce it once or twice many years ago.
>>
>> As a quick workaround, have a look at the manual here:
>>
>>http://www.pagestream.org/?action=Documents&id=790
>
I think that was the first thing I tried to do.
>
> I put the bitmap behind the outline, selected both and tried that command.
> Both images dissappear and I'm left with a set of "handles" in their
> place. No masked image.
>
> I then tried moving the window view around to force a redraw, nothing
> appeared. I then selected the "Redraw Window" script and it locked up
> my X1K.
>
> So, no luck there.
>
> I wonder if there's any other options.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Paul
>

That is the only way to mask a graphic. You can make a reverse image out
of the outline and make it white and overlap the graphic but that only
works if you can put the graphic and reverse outline behind everything else.

If you want to send the graphic and outline in a PageStream document to
me, I can try it here.

Deron


--
Deron Kazmaier - support@pagestream.org
Grasshopper LLC Publishing -http://www.pagestream.org
PageStream
DTP for Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, and Windows


2012-07-02 09:47:01 CT #5
Bart Mathias
From: United States
Registered: 2007-01-13
Posts: 320

On 02/07/2012, wurzel wrote:

> Hi PJS,
>
>[...]
> I think I know what you mean and I'm sure it can be done, though I've
> only donce it once or twice many years ago.
>
> As a quick workaround, have a look at the manual here:
>
>http://www.pagestream.org/?action=Documents&id=790

I couldn't resist giving that a try, with 5.0.5.8 Pro, which I use because
it was the only one that worked on my AmigaOne (I suppose I should try some
of the others on this SAM460).

What fun! It worked as advertised. I put a an aerial view of Diamond Head
crater into a hexagon, flowed some text around it, and exported it as PDF
and printed it as postscript.

Trying to view the PDF with AmiPDF brought up only the graphic in the
hexagon, not text, with the following error listing:

Illegal entry in bfchar block in ToUnicode CMap
[several hundred of the above, followed by the seven lines below]
Missing or invalid Encoding entry in Type 0 font
Unknown font tag 'F1'
No font in show
No font in show
No font in show/space
No font in show
No font in show

However, AmiGS opened both files just as I had designed them in PageStream!
Banzai!

Unfortunately, I am currently limited to oval, rectangle, and square for
shapes. No triangle, no parallelogram, etc. (I was able to get other shapes
with one of the earlier PageStreams -- 4,something? -- in an earlier
version of OS4.)
--
Bart Mathias
SAM460ex OS4.1u4


2012-07-02 16:18:30 CT #6
PJS
From: Unknown
Registered: 2012-07-02
Posts: 3


Bart,

On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, Bart Mathias wrote:
>
> I couldn't resist giving that a try, with 5.0.5.8 Pro, which I use
> because it was the only one that worked on my AmigaOne (I suppose I
> should try some of the others on this SAM460).

WOW!

How did you get v5.X.X to run?? I rarely got past startup with any of the
PPC versions of Pagestream on my A1-XE, SAM440 or A1-X1K. Since I rely on
Pagestream fairly often, so I've been using the last 68k version since
2006 (waiting for an OS4 update).

> What fun! It worked as advertised. I put a an aerial view of Diamond Head
> crater into a hexagon, flowed some text around it, and exported it as PDF
> and printed it as postscript.
>
> Trying to view the PDF with AmiPDF brought up only the graphic in the
> hexagon, not text, with the following error listing:

When I've needed to make PDF files from Postscript output, I've frequently
found that I get better much better results (fonts inclusion, etc.) if I
use the Pagestream HPLaserJet driver, create a postscript file and then
use the OS4 ghostscript or AmiGS programs to make the PDF.

Thanks,

Paul

===========================================================================
Paul Jan Sadlik Aitken-Sadlik Architects
McLean, Virginia, USA AmigaOS: What the rest promise to be
===========================================================================


2012-07-03 06:17:02 CT #7
Bart Mathias
From: United States
Registered: 2007-01-13
Posts: 320

On 7/3/12, PJS <amipjs@pjsa.net> wrote:
>
> Bart,
>
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, Bart Mathias wrote:
>>
>> I couldn't resist giving that a try, with 5.0.5.8 Pro, which I use
>> because it was the only one that worked on my AmigaOne (I suppose I
>> should try some of the others on this SAM460).
>
> WOW!
>
> How did you get v5.X.X to run?? I rarely got past startup with any of the
> PPC versions of Pagestream on my A1-XE, SAM440 or A1-X1K. Since I rely on
> Pagestream fairly often, so I've been using the last 68k version since
> 2006 (waiting for an OS4 update).

I'm pretty sure I couldn't get it to run in 2006. And the one I use
now doesn't seem to be a PPC version. It starts out "000003F3 00000000
00000003 00000000," which I'm pretty sure is a 68k sign. Apparently
came out Friday 22 October 2010 05:42?

Even so, it didn't run well on my A1, and it had to be started from
the shell, with an SDI or two, and maybe a retreavalbe yellow alert or
something like that. Since moving to the SAM460, I just click on the
icon, and up it comes.

Another thing that works with the latest update on this machine is
WordPerfect, although I don't imagine I will take advantage of that
fact.

>> What fun! It worked as advertised. I put a an aerial view of Diamond Head
>> crater into a hexagon, flowed some text around it, and exported it as PDF
>> and printed it as postscript.
>>
>> Trying to view the PDF with AmiPDF brought up only the graphic in the
>> hexagon, not text, with the following error listing:
>
> When I've needed to make PDF files from Postscript output, I've frequently
> found that I get better much better results (fonts inclusion, etc.) if I
> use the Pagestream HPLaserJet driver, create a postscript file and then
> use the OS4 ghostscript or AmiGS programs to make the PDF.

I don't think I've ever made a PDF from Postscript. My needs for such
things are so far rather minor. I put out a one-page announcement nine
times a year, that looks something like this:
http://www.frauhm.org/announcement.htm
If that's all one wants, PageStream is almost overkill.
--
Bart Mathias
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Amiga OS4.1u4 on SAM460
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