ps_begin_template

ps_begin_template

(PECL)

ps_begin_template -- Start a new template

Description

int ps_begin_template ( resource psdoc, float width, float height )

Starts a new template. A template is called a form in the postscript language. It is created similar to a pattern but used like an image. Templates are often used for drawings which are placed several times through out the document, e.g. like a company logo. All drawing functions may be used within a template. The template will not be drawn until it is placed by ps_place_image().

Parameters

psdoc

Resource identifier of the postscript file as returned by ps_new().

width

The width of the template in pixel.

height

The height of the template in pixel.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 1. Creating and using a template

<?php
$ps
= ps_new();

if (!
ps_open_file($ps, "template.ps")) {
  print
"Cannot open PostScript file\n";
  exit;
}

ps_set_parameter($ps, "warning", "true");
ps_set_info($ps, "Creator", "template.php");
ps_set_info($ps, "Author", "Uwe Steinmann");
ps_set_info($ps, "Title", "Template example");

$pstemplate = ps_begin_template($ps, 30.0, 30.0);
ps_moveto($ps, 0, 0);
ps_lineto($ps, 30, 30);
ps_moveto($ps, 0, 30);
ps_lineto($ps, 30, 0);
ps_stroke($ps);
ps_end_template($ps);

ps_begin_page($ps, 596, 842);
ps_place_image($ps, $pstemplate, 20.0, 20.0, 1.0);
ps_place_image($ps, $pstemplate, 50.0, 30.0, 0.5);
ps_place_image($ps, $pstemplate, 70.0, 70.0, 0.6);
ps_place_image($ps, $pstemplate, 30.0, 50.0, 1.3);
ps_end_page($ps);

ps_close($ps);
ps_delete($ps);
?>

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