This is the third edition of the First Guide to PostScript. It differs from the first in that a number of errors which people have brought to my attention have been fixed and a number of common reader questions have been addressed. Some more information on resources has also been added. It is my hope that this document is now stable and reasonably error-free. If you find an error, please send me e-mail and let me know. I can't promise that I'll fix it right away, but I will at least add it to my list of things to do.
By the way, I wish to thank the many people who have written to point out errors in this document's predecessor. Many of the improvements are due to them.
I have created this document because I have noticed that many people on the Internet have been asking for some online document to get them started. I decided that this was a good opportunity.
Note on E-mail and Etiquette
I have recently been bombarded with junk e-mail. "Bombarded" is,
perhaps, the wrong word, but I still find it disturbing. I do not know
if my name has gotten on lists because of this guide or because of
periodic posts I make. If any of you are thinking of adding my name to
a list for money-making purposes, forget it. I never buy products from
people who cold-call me or send me junk e-mail. Junk mail,
cold-calling, and this new junk e-mail are all rude and wasteful
behaviors, and I do not accept or condone them. If I continue to receive
junk e-mail, I will begin to take harsh action. Part of this harsh
action may result in my being unreachable to people I do not already
know, which is not something I want.
None of the above should be interpreted to mean that I do not welcome e-mail from strangers. If you have some question about PostScript or the guide (or, better yet, a correction), I am always glad to hear from you and to do what I can to answer your question or correct the problem. I'm just annoyed at people who want my money and do not even follow the simple rules of etiquette.
You get what you paid for.
That noted, permission to copy freely all information within this
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the author retains the copyright.
No warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied, is made as to
the correctness of this document. The author can not be held
responsible for any damages that may occur through the use of any code
You get what you paid for.
That noted, permission to copy freely all information within this document is granted free of charge, so long as the original author is acknowledged. This document is not in the public domain, and the author retains the copyright.