To get a copy of this manual, type the following lines on your terminal in response to the VAX/VMS prompt:
The manual will be printed on the laser printer, and the PPLUS character fonts will be plotted on the Versatec plotter.
2.2 Required Definitions
PPLUS requires several assignments and definitions to execute under VMS. The following should be included in your LOGIN.COM file prior to running PPLUS:
$ GRAPHTERM :== xxxx,
where xxxx describes your graphics terminal and has the following allowed values:
In order to provide automatic entry and exit into and out of graphics mode you should use the GRAPHTERM that corresponds to your terminal. If your terminal is a TEK4010 or TEK4014 compatible, but not one of the above, then place your terminal into graphics mode before plotting and use GRAPHTERM :== TEK4010. The execution of PLOT5.COM will define any other symbols needed by PPLUS.
PPLUS is entered interactively by typing PPLUS (or just PPL) in response to the VAX/VMS prompt.
Interactive help is available by typing HELP PPLUS in response to the VAX/VMS prompt. If you are in PPLUS, help is available by typing HLP.
2.2.1 Optional Definitions
In addition to the above, the following VAX/VMS symbols and logicals may optionally be defined by the user:
The "SAVE" file to be used by the PPLUS RESET command (logical). Default is PPL$EXE:PPL$RESET.DAT
Defines the file to be used to echo PPLUS commands (logical). Default is ECHO.DAT.
Defines an initialization or startup command command file that will be executed each time PPLUS is entered (symbol). Default is no startup command file.
DEFINE PPL$RESET DISK1:[your-directory]your-reset.file
DEFINE ECHO your-echo.file
PPL$STARTUP :== DISK1:[your-directory]your-startup.file