POSTSCRIPT DEFAULT COLOR (SET)Name:
command is entered. After entering this command, you can then specify that the Postscript device command is color by entering the command
Although this works well enough for DEVICE 2 output, it is problematic for DEVICE 3 output. The DEVICE 3 output contains the most recent graph only (by default, in Postscript format). The PP command is used within Dataplot to print this DEVICE 3 output on the default printer. Dataplot automatically opens and closes DEVICE 3 as needed without any explicit commands entered by the user. This makes it difficult to know the appropriate time to enter the DEVICE 3 COLOR ON command and cumbersome even if you can figure out when to enter the command.
For this reason, we have added the SET POSTSCRIPT DEFAULT COLOR command to specify whether the default for Postscript devices should be black and white or color. Although this command was motivated by the DEVICE 3 command, it applies to DEVICE 1 POSTSCRIPT and DEVICE 2 POSTSCRIPT commands as well.
where <ON> specifies that Postscript devices will default to color and <OFF> specifies that they will default to black and white.
SET POSTRSCRIPT DEFAULT COLOR OFF
SET POSTSCRIPT DEFAULT COLOR ON DEVICE 2 POSTSCRIPT LINE COLOR BLUE PLOT SIN(X) FOR X = -6 0.1 6 PP