Accession Number : ADD095370

Title :   SETAB: An Edit/Insert Program for Automatic Typesetting of Spectroscopic and Other Computerized Tables.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Robert C ; Hilsenrath, Joseph

Report Date : Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : SETAB is a FORTRAN program which accepts a card deck or Fortran records on magnetic tape and inserts the appropriate flags and shift symbols required by many programs associated with phototypesetting devices. The program is specialized to the particular application, the phototypesetter and typography programs, and to the desired typefaces by means of parameter cards supplied at run time. Examples are shown of spectroscopic tables typeset on the Linofilm phototypesetter at the Government Printing Office using the Autoset Typography Program. The program has also been used for tables of other types of data. The program can handle any records which can be read by a FORTRAN 'READ' statement under 'A' format control. The original record can be divided into as many as 40 fields and these fields can be combined in any order with any of 26 strings in front of or between the pieces. The program will, on a signal, replace a field by another field or by a combination of fields and strings. The output lines are blocked and paged via the insertion of the required strings between blocks and pages. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *TABLES(DATA), *SPECTROSCOPY, *OFFSET PRINTING, MAGNETIC TAPE, TYPOGRAPHY, CODING, AUTOMATIC, FORTRAN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CARDS, FILES(RECORDS), PRINTING, PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTERS, SUBROUTINES

Subject Categories : Printing and Graphic Arts
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE