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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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Make hyperlinks clickable in a DVI converted to PDF

I have a legacy system that "generates" documentation for one of our systems. The resulting DVI file is then converted to PDF using dvipdfm. The DVI contains URLs, but those aren't clickable in the ...
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some Figures are cut from right side in dvi but correct when using the tex file

I am using winedt 6.0 and miktex 2.9 when i compile in winedt 6.0 using ctrl+shift+p , the output pdf file is perfect. but when creating the dvi file, some figures (eps files) are cut from the right ...
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How to view DVI on Mac OS X?

What are some good software to view DVI files on OS X?
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Tikz: Drawing lines with \draw[opacity = 0] produces .dvi files in which the lines are visible

Here's my MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} % Bounding box coordinates \coordinate (q) at (1, 0); ...
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Referring to nested tikz nodes - works with pdflatex but not with latex

I am trying to achieve a box within another box in tikz and then drawing an edge from the inner box to an outer node. I stumbled upon this solution When I compile it using pdflatex, I get the desired ...
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upLaTeX & DVI output - “font file over” error

I use the upLaTeX (from TeXLive) and DVI output. The error font file over: C:\texlive\2013\texmf-dist\fonts\vf\uptex\jis\upjisr-h is appears. I've tried to set the C:\texlive\2013\texmf-dist to full ...
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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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Good gray font: Do metafont proofs have to look this bad?

The old gray seen in this question about gray.tfm has ... issues. shrink factor 8: shrink factor 9: So, even when using shrink factor 8, which given the 4x4 pixel pattern used for pixels in ...
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Compiling snippets without extra clutter

Assuming that I have some equations in latex A_{m,n} = \begin{pmatrix} a_{1,1} & a_{1,2} & \cdots & a_{1,n} \\ a_{2,1} & a_{2,2} & \cdots & a_{2,n} \\ \vdots & ...
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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 with explicit positioning of each character

I have a problem with a proprietary software (Matlab) that internally uses a LaTeX interpreter and then renders the resulting dvi-file. The problem is that the rendering part does not use the proper ...
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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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Can't get correct ps output using tikzmark

I was using tables-in-latex-with-diagonal-first-row as a guideline and everything was working fine as long as I kept using pdflatex in texmaker to get the pdf file. However, for submission I need a ...
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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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Can DVI files be converted to RTF files?

Consider a *NIX executable, dvi2rtf, whose contents are: #!/bin/sh TMPX=`mktemp /tmp/dvi2rtf.XXXXXX` dvitty $1 $TMPX # CTAN txt2rtf $TMPX $2 # CTAN, in rtfutils If my head is working ...
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How can I get the .dvi file from Latex in addition to or instead of a pdf

What is the command and parameters that I would type in to generate and save a dvi output from my latex file? In other word I want the dvi file instead of/ or in addition to the pdf file. I use ...
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Two problems with Emacs and Latex [closed]

The first problem is that when (in AucTex mode) I click the "view dvi" in emacs, xdvi appears for a millisecond and then disappears. Doesn't happen for files that are just a few pages long. When I ...
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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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Problem with hyperref and bookmark

I use TeXnicCenter 2.02 Stable (32-bit) and MiKTeX 2.9.4533 (32-bit) on a 64-bit Windows 7. I just installed both the 32-bit softwares (uninstalling the 64-bit ones) to check wether the problem was ...
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How can I create active hyperlinks for cross references in Texinfo DVI/PDF?

The Texinfo PDF manual has cross references as hyperlinks through the document. The cross references are presented in an attractive dark red colour. When I create a PDF from my own Texinfo source ...
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DVI compiling problem with TikZ

The following code compiles in both DVI and PDF format. However, if I draw anything after the \end{scope} command, it won't compile in DVI, and I get the following error message: Latex> ! ...
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Generating file associations on Windows Part II: DVI

This is going to be a simple addendum to my previous question (detailed enough I think, with image proofs) on how to set properly file associations on my machine; OS: Windows 7 64 bit Professional, ...
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Low quality in tex->dvi->ps->pdf

I took a screenshot an then saved as EPS using photoshop. This EPS looks well as it's original source. I use the following code to insert the image: \begin{figure}[H]\begin{center} \centering ...
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how to automatically open pdf file after dvi2ps2pdf in emacs

i want to let emacs automatically open pdf file after i type C-c C-c dvi2ps2pdf RET, so i add the following code in my .emacs file ;;dvi2ps2pdf (add-to-list 'TeX-command-list (list "dvi2ps2pdf" " ...
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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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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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dvisvgm wrong colors

I'm using dvisvgm to convert a tikz picture to an svg. However, the svg messes a few colors. All math text appears in black while I have it in red in the original tex file. Also, some circles have a ...
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tikzipicture have 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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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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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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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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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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Strange dvi output from `latex`

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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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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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 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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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: ...