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### What is the practical difference between latex and pdflatex?

I understand that some packages (like PSTricks) can't be used with pdflatex. Are there any other differences between these tools? Can we say that pdflatex is better if we don't care about ps?
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### Reasons to use plain TeX

Given the active development in LaTeX and ConTeXt, and how LaTeX insulates the writer from typographical details and ConTeXt gives the user extensive control over formatting thus taking useful ...
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### Which figure type to use: pdf or eps?

Both are vector graphics (typically) and both can be imported painlessly into a pdflatex document (so let's say we ignore dvi for this question). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? ...
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### Output viewers for use with LaTeX

What viewers do you use for reviewing the beautifully-styled output of your LaTeX source? List PDF, DVI and PostScript options. Possibly, one entry per answer, and list platform availability, ...
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### Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document?

Adobe Acrobat allows to measure distances in a document, which is helpful and saves making test printouts when trying to get a certain layout right point-perfect. Is there a free (as in beer) PDF ...
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### How to setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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### pdf vs dvi vs postscript

I have a few questions regarding these three: What is the difference between those three outputs? Does it make any difference in how my code is processed or just how it is displayed? What's ...
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### Which DVI viewer on linux?

Today, to my complete disbelief, I realized evince on Gnome 3 is not able to open DVI files. Which readers do you suggest, and why? It would prefer gnome applications of course, but I don't mind KDE/...
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### Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with dvips

I have the following image that I wish to include in my document: wget http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/figures/1471-2164-10-37-1-l.jpg -O exampleImg.jpg I need to compile via dvi. I covert ...
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### How to use the color package with dvips option together with the graphicx package?

I have a problem with the bounding box of my graphics. Example 1 below, where I only include a PNG image works fine. Example 2 below, where I also have \usepackage[dvips]{color} in order to include ...