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General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

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7.3.4 TeXScript

TeXScript is a replacement of the old version of PreScript: it combines both the a2ps-like and the LaTeX-like syntaxes through inheritance of both PreScript and PreTeX.

In addition it provides commands meant to ease processing of file for a2ps by LaTeX.

Everything between `%%TeXScript:skip' and `%%TeXScript:piks' will be ignored in TeXScript, so that there can be inserted command definitions for LaTeX exclusively.

The commands `\textbi' (for bold-italic) and `\textsy' (for symbol) do not exist in LaTeX. They should be defined in the preamble:

 
%%TeXScript:skip
\newcommand{\textbi}[1]{\textbf{\textit{#1}}}
\newcommand{\textsy}[1]{#1}
%%TeXScript:piks

There is no way in TeXScript to get an automatic numbering. There is no equivalent to the LaTeX environment enumerate. But every command beginning by \text is doubled by a command beginning by `\magic'. a2ps behaves the same way on both families of commands. Hence, if one specifies that arguments of those functions should be ignored in the preamble of the LaTeX document, the numbering is emulated. For instance
 
\begin{enumerate}
\magicbf{1.}\item First line
\magicbf{2.}\item Second line
\end{enumerate}

will be treated the same way both in TeXScript and LaTeX.

`\header' and `\footer', are not understood by LaTeX.


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