A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robin Stuart
Date: 2017 Feb 25, 06:23 -0800
You asked: Which version of the PS file produces the cos scale with negative angles (that were introduced for easier division)?
Yes. The documentation explains how to generate scales extending to negative angles on the cosine scale.
You asked: Is it possible to make the negative part of cos scale in a slightly different shade of red (for more clarity)?
No that’s not currently an option. But will keep in mind if I decide to "open the hood".
And finally: Is there a way to print such labels always in full?
It’s not currently an option but again will bear it in mind. The best you can do at present is to adjust the physical dimensions of the scale and the
user parameters to eliminate any clipping that you find particularly objectionable.
For your general information; Using the program GSView version 5.0 I was having trouble producing scales with the version of the PS code that read the required tick marks from an external file. It turned out to be a problem with default configuration in that release. To be able to read from an external file in GSView go to
Options > Advance Configure…
Add “-P” if it’s not already there. The panel should look something like
-dNOPLATFONTS -sFONTPATH="c:\psfonts" –P