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Printsoft PReS

Sharne Knight

Joined: Oct 04, 2010
Posts: 1
I need help learning Printsoft PReS (Pronounced PRESS) "PReS Print Description Script language is dedicated to the processes of data manipulation, editing, and formatting associated with production printing."

I have looked all over the net for turorials/help regarding PReS. There is a website called presconnections with half done tutorials. Firstly, what language does it use or is it a language that only PReS uses. Their are also options for SAP & Cobol within the software. The help file within the software is not very helpful to begin with and the official website doesnt have any help regarding beginners.

Any light on the subject will be much appreciated.

Simple code example:



;Set margin 1cm from left of page
;Set starting point of text 5cm from top
SETXY $Margin,5 ;$MARGIN holds SETMARGIN X, Y=5
FONT "D#<N=Arial><P=9>"
MOVE "Hello PRes!" ;Write text
PREVIEW ;Preview text on page
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

From what you have posted it looks like a domain-specific language to me. You didn't post any links to anything that you didn't understand so it's pretty much impossible for anybody to look at those things. But even if you had, it wouldn't really help. When you ask a question on a forum it should be a specific question.

For general advice, I would say if this language is badly documented and too much trouble for you to learn, you should try something else. I don't know why you decided to learn this language (you didn't mention that aspect of your requirements either) so perhaps that's not helpful advice, but your post doesn't have much scope for any helpful replies.
I agree. Here's the link:
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