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1answer
86 views

Compile latex to pdf directly, skipping ps

Up until now, I have been using the MikTeX compiler along with the TeXnicCenter editor to compile latex documents to pdf via ps, i.e., LaTeX ==> PS ==> PDF. However, I recently run into the printing ...
2
votes
2answers
492 views

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" " ...
7
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1answer
512 views

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 ...
45
votes
1answer
1k views

making low-quality PDF files clearer

Some research papers available on the web have low-quality outputs. For example, see this. It seems that it was converted from a PS file and typeset in (La)TeX. However, it has all the font ...
2
votes
1answer
456 views

How to convert an A5 document (PS or PDF) to an A4 document (PDF)?

I have a document with A5 pages (created from a TeX file) and want to combine pairs of A5 pages to A4 pages. That is, without scaling, page 1 and 2 of the A5 document should become page 1 of the A4 ...
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vote
0answers
447 views

Font problems with pslatex [closed]

I am not really familiar with pslatex, I usually prefer pdflatex. I prepared a document, compiled with pdflatex many times and everything works perfectly. Now I have to recompile it with pslatex. I ...
3
votes
0answers
309 views

Convert PDF figures to PS figures without pixelation [closed]

I have a tex document (called foo.tex) that includes several PDF figures. I need to generate a PostScript version as well as a PDF version of the final document. Running pdflatex foo.tex works just ...
1
vote
1answer
196 views

pdf pages in ps output file and eps figures in pdf output file

I am facing the following issue: I have got several graphs in eps format and several pdf pages to insert into one ps document. Now, the eps figures are correctly included in my ps file, but the pdf ...
5
votes
1answer
302 views

PDF Layers (OCG) using latex->dvips

I want to generate a ps file with layers. Ocg.sty does not support ps, so I want to write a simple example by myself to see if its possible. I took a pdf version from here and tried to change the ...
3
votes
1answer
726 views

PS to PDF conversion quality [closed]

On the (annoying) occasion that I have to download a paper in PS format, whenever I convert it to PDF (say some PS2PDF website utility), the resulting output is quite hard to read on the screen (the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I generate a PS and a PDF file from a single .tex file?

I am submitting a paper for a conference and it requires me to send the .tex source along with the PS and PDF files. I have no problem generating the PDF file; I simply use the pdflatex. However, ...
2
votes
1answer
163 views

Including figures; how to determine compiler

I need to prepare a PDF and PS file from the same latex source but got stuck on including figures. When using pdflatex I can insert a png file like: \includegraphics[scale=0.6]{figure.png} However, ...
2
votes
2answers
204 views

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. ...
3
votes
2answers
149 views

Adding raster images to a document increases the output size unproportionally

I have a document which under normal conditions compiles into a reasonably-sized output - 1 MB PDF and 2 MB PS. I need to add two raster images, also reasonably-sized - About 150 KB JPG each. I ...