The Astrophysics Data System is considering making its collection of full-text articles available in this format, and would like to receive some feedback from potential users who may benefit from it. A number of viewers capable of displaying and printing images in this format are currently available from Cartesian Products, Inc. Please notice that a only limited number of options for viewers are currently available, and that the viewer for Windows platforms is currently free only on a trial basis.
MS Windows viewer
If you're using a WWW browser under MS Windows95/98/NT, then you
should download the 90-trial version of
View, a plugin for Netscape and Internet Explorer versions 3.0 and
above. Installation instructions and documentation are provided on
the download pages.
UNIX and Macintosh viewer
A free CPC viewer plugin called CoPyCat
exists for the Macintosh and a few UNIX flavors
(HP-UX, Solaris, SGI IRIX). CoPyCat which work as an add-on to
Acrobat Reader, which is also available free of charge.
Unfortunately, at the moment no documentation is available on the
installation and use of CoPyCat from Cartesian Products, Inc., but
here is a brief overview of the installation steps under unix for
setting up CoPyCat as a netscape plugin:
which acroreadto verify availability)
nppdf.so). For instance, under Solaris, this directory is typically named something like:
mkdir $HOME/netscape $HOME/netscape/plugins
pluginssubdirectory created in the previous step.
chmod +x $HOME/netscape/plugins/*
setenv NPX_PLUGIN_PATH /opt/local/lib/netscape/plugins:/opt/local/lib/Acrobat3/Browsers/sparcsolaris:$HOME/netscape/plugins
#! /bin/sh MOZILLA_HOME=/opt/local/lib/netscape NPX_PLUGIN_PATH=$MOZILLA_HOME/plugins:/opt/local/lib/Acrobat3/Browsers/sparcsolaris:$HOME/netscape/plugins export MOZILLA_HOME NPX_PLUGIN_PATH exec netscape4.05 "$@"
Sample Documents in CPC Format
We have created selected number of
documents from the ADS article archives in CPC format as well as
Postscript level 2 and PDF. All files listed are created from high-resolution
(600dpi) scanned images of individual articles.