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dvi file is not created in texmaker

I use texmaker but when I compile the source file normally I get the pdf as result and I did not know that I should received also DVI file but now i need the dvi file for a conference but i cannot get ...
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Latex or PdfLatex to generate DVI

I would like to generate DVI output using latex or pdflatex, it doesn't matter. First, I would like to mention that I run the following command to compile my document and it runs successfully - ...
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Why using pdf we get better results than using dvi?

In How can I auto adjust a equation to appear in the entire page? (Scale to equations, is this exist?) I asked how I could change the equation sizes. Nothing seemed to work. But the problem was I was ...
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Is it possibile to report the baseline of a dvipng converted image without using preview-latex?

I'm compiling .tex with pdftex and to align some PNG images created with dvipng (I love it's speed), I need to use the --depth value from this utility. But as I can read, correct values are output ...
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LaTeX vs pdflatex on \neq

Using LaTeX for .dvi output produces unexpected result for \neq, instead of the \neq, it's displaying = though pdflatex provides the correct symbol. Am I doing something wrong? I'm using ...
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Are \count1, …, \count9 useful?

To quote TeX by Topic, "whenever a \shipout occurs, TeX also writes the values of counters 0–9 to the dvi file and the terminal." Do any dvi viewers or converters (e.g., dvips) make use of ...
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Difference between latex-dvips and pdflatex - resolutions

The answer to a previous question — hyperref url breaking — has got me puzzled. If you take the example code of the accepted answer and use pdfborder={0 0 10} (instead of 100), two things will happen: ...
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Is there any reason to compile to DVI rather than PDF these days?

I appreciate that in the past, latex was faster than pdflatex, but computer speeds being what they are nowadays, I can't see any difference in how quickly documents compile... So, given that the end ...
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Why does my conference/university require me to use dvi intermediary format?

What for? I thought pdfLaTeX was simpler and eliminated useless steps as well as possible font issues? In other words what is the difference between a pdf generated using the LaTeX command and dvi's ...