UBC Department of Geophysics & Astronomy

Introductiob to the Publisher Utilites

The Publisher is a suite of utilities for document preparation which overlays the TeX program. The central utility, "publisher" should be run from a X11 enviorment (MIT or OpenWindows) and gives primarily an editing window and a previewing window and, on demand, Table or Equation Editor windows. There are templates which define the type of document; which include departmental letterhead & memo's forms.

The current version of The Publisher is obtainable from an introductory window created by the program when started.

This is an licensed program: the department owns a one license which allow 1 person to run the program on any Sun. (There are some "private" licenses as well -- ask your supervisor)

The following are the user-callable programs of the Publisher and all have man pages. The appropriate paths are:

/usr/local/bin/... for the programs

/usr/local/man/... for the man pages

pkedit
character-by-character manipulation of TeX PK and PL files and Sun bitmaps.

pubcapture
a program for capturing screen images that is distributed with The Publisher.

pubclean
removes all the intermediate non-essential files from a document directory created by The Publisher.

pubcompress
compresses and reorganizes the pub file used by The Publisher.

pubcp
make a copy of a Publisher document.

pubdraw
a vector graphics program distributed with The Publisher.

publicenses
list information on Publisher licenses

publisher
electronic publishing system for Sun workstations running SunOS 3.2 or greater in the SunView environment.

publocks
list or delete locks on Publisher documents

pubmail
E-mail a Publisher document or file

pubmv
rename and/or move a Publisher document

pubpaint
A bitmapped graphics program distributed with The Publisher.

pubpicpr
convert a picture (pic) file produced by Pubpaint into a Sun Rasterfile.

pubpr
print a Publisher document from the system prompt

pubrm
remove a Publisher document

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Last revised: August 1994