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For Version 5.1 of TOPS-20, the command RUNOFF invokes the text-
processing program DIGITAL Standard Runoff (DSR). This version of
Runoff is now fully supported by DIGITAL on both TOPS-20 and VAX/VMS.
It replaces both the old, MACRO-10 version of Runoff (here called
RUNOFF/10) and the earlier, unsupported versions of DSR provided on
CUSP tapes since TOPS-20 Version V4.0.
Files prepared for RUNOFF/10 should produce identical output in most
cases when processed through DIGITAL Standard Runoff. For a detailed
list of the (mostly minor) differences, see the BEWARE file provided,
DIGITAL Standard Runoff is a native TOPS-20 program. It processes
files with long TOPS-20 names. When run interactively, it has the
usual TOPS-20 command completion and incremental help facilities.
2.0 EXTERNAL CHANGES
See the Beware file provided, RUNOFF.BWR, for a detailed list of the
differences in processing between RUNOFF/10 and DIGITAL Standard
External differences between DSR V1.125 and the current V2.1-03 are:
1. V1.125 was a TOPS-10 compatibility program. V2.1-03 has a
TOPS-20 native command-line interface.
2. In V1.125, multiple footnotes that were cumulatively too long
for the current page would be deferred to the next page; they
would not be separated. This would sometimes result in a
"cascade" in which all footnotes appeared at the end of the
document. In V2.1-03, multiple footnotes are distributed over
several pages when necessary if there is not room on the current
3. In V1.125, header-level text longer than the current margins was
output as-is, violating the margin, without an error message. In
V2.1-03, such long header-level text wraps and fills between the
3.0 KNOWN BUGS AND DEFICIENCIES
If you interrupt DSR with CTRL/C while at the RUNOFF> prompt, and then
use CONTINUE, the program does not reprompt. Use CTRL/R at this point
to retrieve the prompt. This problem will be fixed in a later version.
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4.0 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Does not apply; DSR is installed as part of the utilities bundled with
5.0 INTERNAL CHANGES
DSR is a complete rewrite of RUNOFF/10.
Many internal changes have been made in DSR between V1.125 and the
present DSR V2.1-03; with the exception of those noted above, they
should not be visible to the user.
6.1 How To Tell Whether You Are Running RUNOFF/10 Or DSR
DSR's prompt is "RUNOFF>", while that of RUNOFF/10 is "*".
DSR's version number is 2(103), as shown by INFORMATION (ABOUT)
VERSION. Also, if you specify the /LOG switch when running DSR, it
reports its version number upon termination as V2.1-03 (by default it
does not report it).
DSR is a native TOPS-20 program, so incremental help and command
completion should quickly tell you if you are in fact running DSR.
6.2 List Of New DSR Commands Not Present In RUNOFF/10
For convenience, we provide here the following list of new DSR
commands beyond those available in RUNOFF/10. See the TOPS-20 DIGITAL
Standard Runoff (DSR) User's Guide, order number AA-N389A-TM, for full
descriptions of the functions of these commands.
.AUTOJUSTIFY .NO AUTOJUSTIFY
.AUTOSUBTITLE .NO AUTOSUBTITLE
.DATE .NO DATE
.ENABLE BOLDING .DISABLE BOLDING
.ENABLE HYPHENATION .DISABLE HYPHENATION
.ENABLE INDEXING .DISABLE INDEXING
.ENABLE OVERSTRIKING .DISABLE OVERSTRIKING
.ENABLE TOC .DISABLE TOC
.ENABLE UNDERLINING .DISABLE UNDERLINING
.FLAGS ACCEPT .NO FLAGS ACCEPT
.FLAGS BOLD .NO FLAGS BOLD
.FLAGS BREAK .NO FLAGS BREAK
.FLAGS COMMENT .NO FLAGS COMMENT
.FLAGS HYPHENATE .NO FLAGS HYPHENATE
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.FLAGS OVERSTRIKE .NO FLAGS OVERSTRIKE
.FLAGS PERIOD .NO FLAGS PERIOD
.FLAGS SUBSTITUTE .NO FLAGS SUBSTITUTE
.KEEP .NO KEEP
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