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What is the effect of \hsize and \vsize in plain TeX?

I was reading the TeXbook. From the instruction I use \hsize=4in and \vsize=4in in the tex program, and generate the output dvi file. There are several problems. Is the \hsize the horizontal size ...
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How can I have pdftex with dvi output expand CM fonts with high quality?

The following output pdftex > dvi > ps shows the problem: This comes about as follows. First, I use the file \pdfoutput=0 \hsize=5truein \tenrm \pdffontexpand\tenrm 20 20 20 \pdfadjustspacing=2 ...
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How do I make expanded fonts and install them?

I am running pdfTeX with dvi output. If font expansion is enabled, then I need the extra fonts, such as cmr10+20. When I try to view the dvi, xdvi tries to make various fonts and fails; the file ...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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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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Set DVI version output in xelatex?

After upgrade to TeXLive 2015 I can no longer convert xdv output of xelatex to svg with dvisvgm. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \begin{document} $x^2$ ...
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How to create non-outlined SVG files from LaTeX formulae

Are there any ways of generating SVG files from LaTeX math formulae, that are not built from outlined glyphs? I.e., I want the SVG file to contain the math glyphs within <text> tags, not ...
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How are non-unicode glyphs referenced in LuaTeX .dvi files?

Dvi files reference glyphs by their unicode number. However, a document often contain some unencoded glyphs, such as large math symbols. By inspecting dvi files containing such glyphs, I conclude that ...
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How does XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX extend the dvi format?

The structure of the DVI file format is documented by Donald Knuth in TEX: the Program, Addison-Wesley, 1986. Although PDF is the primary output format, LuaTeX can also output DVI files. Are these ...
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Why does my conference/university require me to use DVI intermediary format?

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 and the ...
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What handles kerning TeX or DviOut

Does TeX process kerning so that sw reading dvi file does not need to do kerning as defined in tfm file but can run with character widhts information from tfm file only. I use TeX not LaTeX. I am ...
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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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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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Problem converting DVI file with Japanese font

I'm failing to open/convert a dvi file, which presumably contains a Japanese font I haven't installed (so much for device independent...). Is there a way to automatically substitute the font or find ...
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bitmap inclusion with latex->dvi failing

The MWE below works fine for me on my (Mac) laptop compiling with latex (to dvi), and the bitmap image is included just fine. My friend has both a Mac laptop and a Mac desktop, with a recent TeXLive ...
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DVI inverse search settings in WinEdt

I am using WinEdt for latex codes. After running the code, I check the result in a dvi file. Somebody told me that we can directly jump from dvi file to latex code window by double clicking on some ...
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Why is there a different font thickness if compiling differently? [closed]

I've noticed that the text looks different if I compile a file via latex,dvipdf or via pdflatex, for example, consider this .tex file: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Prueba de texto para ...
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Extracting typeset lines

For a research project, I'd like to extract an image of each typeset line in a page of plain text all in the same font. I've considered two ways, both hacks of course, but I don't mind hacking: Use ...
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Numbers in the title page do not appear in dvi file

The authors name appears as follows in pdf output: Ali Balador1;2, Carlos T. Calafate1, and Juan-Carlos Cano1 1Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, alba6@upv.es, {calafate, ...
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Figure is not shown in DVI

This is a sample .tex file \documentclass[dvipdfm]{article} \begin{document} \begin{figure*} \resizebox{\hsize}{!}{\includegraphics[bb = 0 0 1937 1912]{test.jpg}} \caption{This is a test figure.} ...
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dvi-ps-pdf-chain not working, while non-dvi chain works

I am using TeX Studio 2.5.2. When I choose the Build & View to be txs:///compile | txs:///view, my document, which contains .eps images and with epstopdf package used, is generated nicely. ...
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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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dvi to eps conversion

It's possible to convert dvi to eps format each page like http://www.tug.org/texinfohtml/dvipng.html. I want each page equation convert to eps format.
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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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Different .dvi file depending on how do I compile .tex file

I'm using TeX Live 2014 with kile as the editor. Usually I compile .tex files using kile's compilation button. There is no errors and no warnings, the output is complete. When I compile the same file ...
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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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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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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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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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conversion to pdflatex loses all figures

I am trying to compile a document using pdflatex but I lose all figures (they look blank). The document was created by using the TeX + DVI typeset, and now I'm trying to change this to Pdftex. Is ...
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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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How to view DVI on Mac OS X?

What are some good software to view DVI files on OS X?
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Training Tesseract with generated LaTeX files

My problem Tesseract is an OCR that can be trained. I need to train it to take into account a new specific font (which is a ttf font). I found this discussion that indicates it is possible to ...
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Unable to creating DVI file by latex command [closed]

I have a .tex file which is compiled properly using the pdflatex command. I need to create postscript format, so first, a .dvi version must be created. When I run the latex command, it failes with ...
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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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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 ...