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tikzpicture has different arrow tip colors in pdf output and dvi output

i have the following mwe \documentclass[tikz,border=4pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[->,>=angle 45,scale=3,ultra thick] \draw[help lines] ...
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xdvi does not show eps files inline

When run from the command line xdvi gives the following errors $ xdvi text.dvi gs: Unknown device: x11alpha gs: Unrecoverable error: undefined in .uninstallpagedevice gs: Operand stack: gs: ...
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Todonotes problem: No line connecting notes to text [duplicate]

When using the todonotes package, all notes are missing correct lines. That is, instead of having a line connecting the note and the text, the line connects to the note itself (with default color you ...
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Is the DVI format de facto dead?

Are there any technical reasons that have killed or will kill the DVI format as an output for TeX engines? I know that the microtype package works better with pdflatex, but is there any technical ...
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dvi to pdf error: unknown token SDict, Interpretting PS code failed

How to clear this error, i cant produce dvi to pdf: ** WARNING ** Unknown token "SDict" ** WARNING ** Interpreting PS code failed!!! Output might be broken!!! ** WARNING ** Interpreting special ...
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Strange dvi output from `latex` [closed]

I've just compiled a .tex file from the shell using the latex command, and it looks as if the entire text of the file has been passed through some strange substitution cipher. Part of the .dvi output ...
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Beamer Multifile and Figure Issues in Emacs 24.3.1 / AucTeX-11.87 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to edit multifile beamer presentation documents in AUCTeX. I use Emacs 24.3.1 / AucTeX-11.87 / TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) in Ubuntu 12.04. The most simple code that explains my ...
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Xdvi to Emacs inverse search not working in Emacs 24.3.1 / AucTeX-11.87 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to use AUCTeX to write my LaTeX documents. However I'm having issues with performing inverse search from Xdvi to Emacs. Software Specifications I currently use Emacs 24.3.1 / AUCTeX-11.87 ...
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PNG figures in black and white

I'm trying to include a png figure and it works when I see it in dvi, but the ps comes in black and white. If I compile directly to pdf there is no problem. However I'm using psTricks for a different ...
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\sum, \prod, etc. in mathptmx via DVI

I find that when I use mathptmx, some math symbols, including the summation and product symbols, are rendered differently depending on whether I use pdfTeX or I work via DVI. Here is sample code: ...
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Custom \special command causes unwanted whitespace

For a custom application we use DVI as an intermediate format and feed it to a converter. Our converter needs a "hint" to locate the beginning of a \section in the DVI file. Therefore, we modified ...
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How to make a rich png image from a Latex Math Equation [duplicate]

I have a LaTeX math equation that I have been trying to convert it into a rich .png image by compiling the .tex file into .dvi and then from .dvi to .png. But I noticed that the Image is small and the ...
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some PostScript specials could not be rendered (tcolorbox+DVI) [duplicate]

I can't see tcolorbox in DVI file after running LaTeX. The error is "MiKTeX Problem Report Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered. Data: Error: /undefined in pgfo Operand stack: ...
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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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Including spotcolors in a DVI file

Consider, the PDF is generated using dvi-ps-pdf. Is there an easy way to add spotcolor in a dvi file, so that the resulting PDF contains the spotcolor. I know that using pdflatex this is possible. ...
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Automatically created Sub-folder

I've problem for days but I can't find the solution After compiling, the DVI file couldn't opened. a folder named BUILD auto created on the same directory, it contains all the other files like .aux, ...
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How to increase the dpi without increasing the size of the picture via dvipng?

There is a useful tool in MikTeX called dvipng, which can transform dvi file to png file. My question is about the useage of this command. I usually use it with options -T tight -D 120 -z 9 -bg ...
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Why does the latex command sometimes produces PDF output?

I have noticed that on some .tex files (making use of the graphicx and hyperref packages and PDF image files), the latex command produces PDF files instead of the expected DVI. How and when does this ...
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Macros in \special

I tried to compute a bounding box in LaTeX and pass the value on to dvisvgm via DVI specials. The resulting code (which I copy-and-pasted together from all over the internet) looked as follows: ...
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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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How to compare two dvi files?

Is there any tool that compares two dvi files. I would like to check if they are identical after I make some changes with source tex file.
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Pgfplots graphics tick label positioning issue with latex->dvi (but not with pdflatex->pdf)

I'm trying to plot an image file in a pdfplots axis. This is a minimal example (the files fig2a.eps and fig2a.png both contain the image that should be plotted): \documentclass{standalone} ...
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vim-LaTeX does not run bibTeX

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, using the most recent version of vim-LaTeX with gVim. With all of the defaults, using \ll to compile my document only runs LaTeX once, when it should run multiple times, ...
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Weird message on dvi mode [closed]

I am getting the following message when I visualize in dvi mode: MiKTeX Problem Report Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered. Data: Error: /undefined in H.S Operand stack: ...
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page “x” may be too complex to print error

When I use the command dvipdf dummy.dvi to convert it from dvi to pdf, I get this error for some pages "x". Could anybody help me on this please?
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TikZ/PGF figures messed in DVI

I have a graph. This is my code. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,patterns} \pagestyle{empty} \definecolor{ttqqcc}{rgb}{0.2,0,0.8} ...
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Preview in auctex on debian stable works in dvi mode, but fails on pdf mode

My auctex renders preview images on my debian stable system (6.0.6) if I set it to dvi mode, but it fails if I set auctex to pdf mode. I assume there is either a mistake in my emacs configuration ...
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How to temporarily suppress image insertion when compiling?

There are some big images in my document and compiling is taking substantial amount of time. When compiling a tex file to a dvi (and subsequently ps and pdf), is there any way I can temporarily ...
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Rotated text failure with DVI

I'm using the following code: \begin{tabular}{r|ccc} & \begin{rotate}{60} Property 1 \end{rotate} & \begin{rotate}{60} Property 2 \end{rotate} & \begin{rotate}{60} Property 3 ...
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Including graphics for both DVI and PNG

I'm asking a question is quite similar to this one (where I don't seem to be able to leave comments): MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI I'm producing a PDF document, but I'm ...
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LaTeX, dvipng and pipes

I am trying to create PNG images for each page in a LaTeX document on the fly. Since the startup time of LaTeX is the limiting factor for speed I tried the following approach using names pipes: Bash ...
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Why powerdot on Mac (MacTeX 2011) is giving me a shrunk dvi output?

I'm trying to use the powerdot class that comes with TeX Live 2011 on Mac OS X Lion (MacTex). I'm using the sample file from docs, powerdot-example.tex. On the command line, I use latex ...
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Yap viewer getting slow [closed]

I switched recently from MikTeX 2.5 to MiKTeX 2.9 version for latex compilation. I'm getting the below issue with Yap viewer. Performance of Yap viewer is very slow in opening and browsing through ...
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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 ...
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Can we convert DVI or PostScript into TeX?

Basically that is the question - if we have a DVI file can we get on the base on it the original TeX file?
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Different color display between Adobe Reader and Yap

Today I have been realized some drawings for my scientific article using PGF. After converting the DVI to the PDF file I have noticed that my grid which has been supposed to be gray was somewhat ...
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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 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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How to see figures prepared in …eps in Yap?

I have MikTEX2.8, WinEdt5.5, Windows XP In the style article figure, presented in title.eps sometimes (unpredictable) after obtaining dvi file cannot be seen in Yap, they are seen in pdf (via ...
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Turning underlines OFF in hyperref

How do I get rid of all underlines under links in hyperref? I am processing to DVI, not PDF (because I am using some PS-specific graphing which is non-functional in pdflatex). I am specifying ...
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MiKTeX+WinEdt How to automatically close the current DVI file before opening a new one?

I am using the MiKTeX + WinEdt for my texing, and every time after click 'texify' WinEdt will automatically open the DVI file for me to preview. Then I usually edit the .tex file and compile again. ...
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How to open a LaTeX document where the mouse cursor points in DVI with Kile? (Inverse Search)

I think I have heard about that in somewhere but don't know where. I'm using Kile and Okular on Ubuntu, so I appreciate a solution for it. (But I think it's not depends of Kile.) But other ideas are ...
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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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Ghostscript problem

I'm trying to submit a LaTeX paper to Wiley ISMRW but get the following error: ************************************************************************ command: dvipdf MRM3.dvi Command Ok dvips: ...
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How do I combine hyperref and classicthesis without errors using (dvi)latex.

I'm trying to get this document to work using the latex command. \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{subfig} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{classicthesis}% ...
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Margin changes in converting DVI to PDF

I have a 1 inch top margin in all the pages that I have in my DVI file. When I convert this to PDF however the top margin reduces! I am not sure why this is happening. Could someone tell me how to ...
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Assigning fixed value to top margin

I am using TeXnicCenter .When I generate the .dvi file top margins look decent. Somehow on converting the .dvi to pdf the top margins get squashed. Is this normal? How can I ensure that an inch of ...
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Why does LaTeX not embed imported EPS images into the DVI file?

Experiment: Compiling a file, having PSTricks code inside, in LaTeX (latex.exe), results in a self-contained DVI, where this PSTricks code is embedded. But if the file has EPS images, the resulting ...
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How to better combine several PDF files with DVI and PS available?

I got 5 pdf files with their original dvi and ps, but i don't have the tex files which created them. Now I would like to combine them to a single pdf. I know I can easily do it using Adobe acrobat. ...
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eps graphic doesn't show up in dvi output

I tried to use \munepsfig in my document, no error, no warning. Just my image doesn't show, what could be actually wrong? Which file should I check to know the problem? Anyway, I use a template ...