# DVI to PDF Convertor [closed]

I am converting dvi file to pdf but in that process my figures are misplaced. i used \FloatBarrier command to fix figures in dvi. but facing the same problems in pdf. Can any one help?

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## closed as unclear what you're asking by Speravir, Adam Liter, Heiko Oberdiek, Jesse, GuidoMar 15 '14 at 5:17

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Try to convert to `ps` first. –  Sigur Dec 16 '13 at 13:20
Exactly how are you coing from dvi to pdf? I know of at least two methods, so more detals would be helpful. And why don't you just work exclusively in PDF? –  daleif Dec 16 '13 at 13:28
You need to take care that the paper format is not changed in conversion. E.g. if you use A4 paper size. The default is letter and in the conversion dvi->ps->pdf this might get mixed. See here for details: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/21769/… –  Martin H Dec 16 '13 at 13:30
What is your OS? On linux, you could try `dvips your_file.dvi` and then `ps2pdf your_file.ps` in the terminal. –  ppr Dec 16 '13 at 16:24
The pagination shouldn't be changing when converting from .dvi to .pdf --- the problem instead should be that the figures are showing up in the wrong place, which is a different problem. See this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2275/… –  WillAdams Dec 16 '13 at 16:58

There's a utility called `dvipdfm` that can do this. It probably came with your TeX distribution. Try this at the command line:
`dvipdfm myfile.dvi`
This should create a file called `myfile.pdf`. If you run into trouble, the documentation can be found in http://gaspra.kettering.edu/dvipdfm/.
The documentation can also be found within the TeX distributions. And I would prefer `dvipdfmx`. Not to forget the way DVI —> PS —> PDF with first `dvips` and then `ps2pdf`. –  Speravir Mar 15 '14 at 2:18