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nanDECK Version 1.26

Hello everybody, a new version of nanDECK is available, with bugs fixed and new features:

New CMYK directive

The CMYK command has this syntax:

CMYK = Range, ON/OFF, ICC profile

The ON flag enable the CMYK color profile when saving .jpg images, and optionally you can specify an .icc / .icm color profile (or another .jpg to read its profile).

New TAGS directive

This directive creates a rule that is evaluated in the Simulator (a new feature, albeit still basic). The rule can contain series of letters of numbers, with this syntax:

  • one or more “$” symbol, then letters to define a tag’s value that is present, using the same letter means that the same element is present with that number of copies,
  • one or more “£” symbol, then numbers to define the difference between the values of tag when multiple copies are present (i.e. in a straight); with the !N>M syntax is defined that a tag with value N is treated also like M (i.e. the ace in a straight can be positioned before the 2 or after the King),
  • one or more “=” symbol, then one or more tags that must be present.

You can specify more than one rule for a single directive, all of which will be evaluated at the same time, by separating each rule (and each tag) with the pipe character “|”.

Example (poker probability):

tags=suite|value,$aaaaa|==1011121301,Royal flush
tags=suite|value,$aaaaa|£1111!1>14,Straight flush
tags=value,$aaaab,Four of a kind
tags=value,$aabbb,Full house
tags=value,$aaabc,Three of a kind
tags=value,$aabbc,Two pairs
tags=value,$aabcd,One pair
tags=value,$abcde,No pair

New RANGELABEL function

This function converts a sequence of numbers into a range:

[label] = RANGELABEL([sequence])

New RANGEMERGE function

This function creates a new range mixing the cards from two or more ranges:

[range] = RANGEMERGE(“range1”, “range2″, …”rangeN”)

Added parameters in DISPLAY directive for transparency


DISPLAY = “image file”, first card, last card, width, “range”, transparent color, “mask file”

The last two parameters can be used to save an image file with a transparency, and are used the same way as the parameters in SAVE directive.

Added parameters in SAVEPAGES directive for CMYK format


SAVEPAGES = “filename”, switch, color profile

Switch and color profile are the same as in CMYK directive.

Added V, S, C, and E flags in BATCH directive

The flag added after the batch specifies when the batch is executed, i.e.:

V the batch is executed at the validation step
S the batch is executed at the start of the build step
C the batch is executed at the end of each built card
E the batch is executed at the end of the build step

Added D flag in HTMLIMAGE to disable size adjustment

Usually the images in the HTMLIMAGE directive are drawn rescaled in HTMLTEXT (if using the F flag), with the D flag that behavior is disabled (and the images are drawn with the size specified).

Added H flag in HTMLIMAGE to disable vertical spacing

If the height of an image in HTMLIMAGE directive is higher than a character in HTMLTEXT, the lines are drawn with more space between each other, instead with the H flag the lines are drawn more closer.

nanDECK version 1.25.3

Hello everybody, there is a new version of nanDECK, with bugs fixed and these new features:

New MERGEPDF directive

This directive merges two or more PDF files, the syntax is:

MERGEPDF = “result file”, “source file”, “page range”, page rotation

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th parameters can be sequences.

New IMAGELIMIT directive

This directive detects the limits of an image over a background color, the syntax is:

IMAGELIMIT = “range”, pos x, pos y, width, height, html color, threshold

The limits are loaded in the variables PL (left), PR (right), PT (top) and PB (bottom).

New LINKFONT directive

This directive adds a couple of HTML tag when a different font is read from a cell in a linked spreadsheet, the syntax is:


New LINKSPLIT directive

This directive is used to read each line from a linked file as two different lines, the syntax is:

LINKSPLIT = every row, odd rows, even rows

The parameters can be sequences.

New FRAMEIMAGE function

This function creates a list of frames from a source list and an image, this is a thread about it:

A new function: FRAMEIMAGE

Added A and R flags in BRUSH directive for bitmap positioning

Added C and I flags in REPLACE function for case replacement

Added multiple body parameters in SCHEMA function

Added a sequence as 3rd parameter in EXPAND function