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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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Which TeX programs produce dvi output?

I know that tex and latex produce dvi output. Are there any others?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between dvipdf executables

What is the difference between the different dvipdf executables in \MiKTeX 2.8\miktex\bin dvipdfm.exe dvipdfmx.exe dvipdft.exe
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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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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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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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How to view DVI on Mac OS X?

What are some good software to view DVI files on OS X?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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microtype font expansion and DVI output; problem with kpathsea

Consider the following file test.tex \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[protrusion,expansion]{microtype} \begin{document} \chapter{A new chapter} Some actual testing ...
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MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI

I have a tex file with \includegraphic elements for some PNG images. I use MikTeX on Windows and the PDF is fine. Now, I need a DVI so I tried using: \pdfoutput=0 This creates a DVI, but only after I ...
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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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Tikz with positioning does not work with DVI

I have the following Tikz picture: \begin{tikzpicture} \node (a) {A}; \node [below=2cm of a] (b) {B}; \end{tikzpicture} When I compile this code with PDF-LaTeX, I get the expected result: "B" ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with dvips

I have the following image that I wish to include in my document: wget http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/figures/1471-2164-10-37-1-l.jpg -O exampleImg.jpg I need to compile via dvi. I covert ...
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Does tikz 2.1 no longer work with the preview package?

I used to be able to create png images of diagrams made with tikz code by using the preview package and printing the dvi output from dvips to a png file using ghostscript. The latest version of tikz ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hyperref link spanning two lines

in my tex source file I have a link like that: \href{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_dark_matter}{Warm Dark Matter} This link starts on one line and ends on the next line. The problem is that ...
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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 ...