In dvi-mode LaTeX produces a Device Independent Format (.dvi) file which is usually converted to PostScript (.ps) or the Portable Document Format (.pdf). This tag is about the classic latex compiler which is now pdflatex in dvi-mode. Questions about the DVI format itself should be tagged with 'dvi' ...

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DVI file can not be generated correctly using tikz

I'm using this code: \documentclass[tikz,10pt]{standalone} \usepackage[scaled]{helvet} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{chemfig} ...
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Is it possible to use `lualatex`'s DVI output with `fontspec` without getting font-related errors?

Is it possible to use lualatex's DVI output with fontspec without getting font-related errors? I want to use the (eps-based) output of sagetex with a lualatex generated document with fontspec. As ...
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ucs clashes with DeclareUnicodeChar?

I'm forced to work with latex, and want to make use of unicode chars in math. So I write: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{B7}{\cdot} ...
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How to avoid the error Entity: line n: parser error : xmlParseCharRef:?

I am using the hyperref package. If I use PDFLaTeX the PDF generated don't have problems, but when I use the classical mode compilation LaTex (DVI -> PS -> PDF) the PDF generated opened by ...
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DVISVGM and PSTricks

EPS file conversion is not satisfactory with dvisvgm because labels are not displayed. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{etex} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Searching for Euro symbol

I found egreg's answer to the question "eurosym seems to not be working" some time ago and it works perfect if I compile using pdflatex, but if I compile using latex dvips ps2pdf the Euro symbol is ...
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AUCTeX: global pdf mode stop working after typesetting error occurs

Update: I've tested the problem in detail, and the results are appended at the end of the question. I guess now the problem becomes: How to avoid stupid diagnostic of AUCTeX when curly braces ...
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Enter single unicode code point in (dvi)latex and latin1 input

For various reasons, I'm stuck with (dvi)latex and inputencoding latin1. I still want to enter unicode codepoints (I have the hex/decimal numbers ready). I have seen ...
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How to make dvi show cyrillic letters? [closed]

I could copy the sentence "МАТЕМАТИЧКИ ВЕСНИК" into the LaTeX, however when I press the dvi, it does not show in the dvi. How to make the dvi show the sentence "МАТЕМАТИЧКИ ВЕСНИК"?
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Line breaks and the URL package

Long URLs need to be broken at the end of a line. Here's a topic about that. That topic suggests adding the hyphens option to the URL package, and also to define ...
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How can I get transparency in beamer compiling with LaTeX in DVI mode?

This is a follow-up question to How to make partially transparent beamercolorbox I compiled the code in the answer from Gonzalo Medina, and I noticed the transparency only works with pdflatex. Is ...
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Migrating from pdfTeX to LuaTeX: Problems with reproducing output for legacy projects

I'm currently analyzing and evaluating a migration process from pdfTeX to LuaTeX for our current TeX workflow. With LuaTeX being a fork of pdfTeX and packages like luainputenc at hand it seemed ...
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Is example-image-a compatible with DVI mode?

I could not get the expected result when compiling the following with latex-dvips-ps2pdf. The unexpected result is just a single blank page with a page number 1. :-) \documentclass{article} ...
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Multiple inclusion of the same image gives huge PS file

I am using beamer and having included the same image many times with pgf, declare once and insert. It looks like the PS file from dvips grow linear as I create slides (the image is on the ...
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Springer template problem

I have installed the Springer template for monograph svmono, following this article, using the command line interface in linux. But something strange happens. If I use latex, everything compiles fine, ...
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Issues when compiling TeX files with Vim and LaTeX-suite

I'm having problems compiling a TeX file with LaTeX-suite on Ubuntu. In my .vimrc, I have the following lines : filetype plugin on set grepprg=grep\ -nH\ $* filetype indent on let ...
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Compiles to PDF but not DVI

I just installed TeX Live on Ubuntu 10.04 using the install-tl-unx.tar.gz package. However, when I tested the installation I noticed that it cannot compile to DVI but it can compile to PDF. My ...
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Which TeX programs produce dvi output?

I know that tex and latex produce dvi output. Are there any others?
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Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?

Consider this sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \end{document} When I compile this with latex and then use dvipdfm, the output file is 7893 ...
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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 ...