Motif and X-Windows

Window-Based Applications


The applications described in this section are some of the many applications available.

DECterm

DECterm is a terminal emulator for windows. A DECterm session can be created by choosing the DECterm submenu item the Session Manager's Application menu or by using the CREATE/TERMINAL command at the system prompt. Type HELP CREATE/TERM for more information.

A DECterm menu bar (Figure 6.8) provides many operating features used to tailor and manipulate the DECterm window. Table 6.4 describes these features:



Figure 6.8: DECterm Menu Bar



Table 6.4: DECterm Menu Items

Bookreader

The Bookreader application lets you read online documentation. There are three Bookreader windows:

To select items in any of these windows, you will need to double click with the mouse pointer. The Library window displays libraries, bookshelves, and books that you can open. When you open a book, the Navigation window appears containing the book's table of contents or list of topics. When you select a topic, a Topic window appears.

CDA Viewer

The CDA Viewer application displays the contents of compound documents consisting of graphics, images, and text. Choose the CDA Viewer menu item from the Applications menu in the Session Manager. The CDA Viewer window appears along with an Open dialog box, which is used to select the file and format to be displayed.

Ghostview

Ghostview is an application that displays PostScript documents using ghostscript. Ghostview and ghostscript function as cooperative programs--ghostview creates the display window and ghostscript draws in it. Invoke ghostview by typing gv at the system prompt. More information is available by printing or viewing the following PostScript document:

stscic::sys$local:[ghostview]ghostview.ps

xv

The xv program displays images in the GIF, JPEG, X11 bitmap, and many other formats. From a DECterm window, on a workstation type XV. This displays an xv window which is where the image will be displayed. Click inside this window to display the control window. XV lets you rotate an image in 90 degree steps, magnify any portion of the window, determine X,Y coordinates in an image, and many other useful manipulations.

Mosaic

Mosaic is a graphical application for browsing information on the Internet. See "World-Wide Web" on page 165.

DECterm
Figure 6.8: - DECterm Menu Bar
Table 6.4: - DECterm Menu Items
Bookreader
CDA Viewer
Ghostview
xv
Mosaic

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