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SAVE POSTSCRIPT is used to specify that an output file should be created, containing the chosen representations of all kept hits, in thePostScript language.
This file may be sent to a PostScript printer, or displayed using a PostScript interpeting program, such as xpsview on Silicon Graphics computers, or pageview on Sun computers.
Before Version 5.05 (April, 1993) of the CSDS software, it was only possible to create PostScript representations of the 2D (chemical) diagram.
It is now possible to create any combination of 1D, 2D and 3D representations. Each of these diagrams is referred to as a "frame".
There are four "frame" types, each of which corresponds to the titles of the Display menus: 1D, 2D, 3D and 2D/3D.
The number associated with the PostScript command may be thought of as the number of frames per page, rather than the number of QUEST entries per page.
Thus, if 1D and 2D/3D frames are requested for each `hit' entry, at 8 frames per page, 4 database entries will fit on each page.
Basic QUEST Procedure
SAVE POSTSCRIPT is not available in Basic QUEST, although users of QUEST3D may, of course, request this form of output using the alphanumeric interface. Alphanumeric request of PostScript output is described here, however, for users of QUEST3D who wish to type their instructions instead of using the menu interface..
The original QUEST instruction, SAVE POSTSCRIPT, still works, and results in the default output of 2 frames per entry (1D and 2D/3D) and 16 frames per page:
16 diagrams per page (default) used 1D and 2D/3D representations will be generated
PostScript*8 8 diagrams per page selected 1D and 2D/3D representations will be generated
PostScript*4 4 diagrams per page selected 2D and 3D representations will be generated
16 diagrams per page (default) used 1D and 2D and 3D and 2D/3D representations will be generated
Please read the description for "frames" above. The menu-based procedure is simpler than the non-graphical one, as it is driven by prompts which explain what information is required:
Specify the required FRAMES. (Enter one or more of: 1D 2D 3D 2D/3D, separated by spaces, or press <RETURN> for the default, which is 1D 2D/3D)
Enter the number of FRAMES per page [1,2,4,8,16,32,64] or press <RETURN> for the default value of 16
PostScript*8 8 diagrams per page selected 1D and 2D representations will be generated
The selection of frames saved for each kept entry is determined by the options on the SAVE POSTSCRIPT command line. However, the options used to display the 3D diagram in PostScript, for a given entry, are determined by the current settings in the 3D diagram at the moment when the entry was "KEPT". Thus, by using the PACK command when examining the first hit, and then selecting fast-continue-with-diagrams, for example, it is possible to exert some control over the resulting PostScript images.
These 3 diagrams were created with the instruction:
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