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 TexWorks. What folder would I run this command from? I am not an experienced Latex user. Will the command and parameters be different if I am using TexWorks to run a LuaLatex vs a pdfLatex? I also use Windows 7 64bit operating system.
I am trying to get an image of tikz graphics I have produced with braille labels (using a systems font) that is SVG/JPEG/GIF so that I can import it into Tiger embosser software. The procedure that I was told to use by my boss is to take a screenshot of the pdf, copy and paste that into word, and then paste from word into the Tiger Software suite. So far, when I copy and paste a screenshot of the graphic the braille labels are misread. One dot is seen as 2 or 3 dots, which I assume is because of the difference in resolution. Then I have to spend time erasing all the labels and redoing them in the printer software suite, which is like paint, but worse.
I read that one can convert the dvi file to image file types like jpeg etc here. I am also trying to get an image file so that I can set the resolution of the image in another software like Gimp. I think I need a resolution of 20 dpi because the image is to be "printed" with an embosser printer that has that resolution. The file type that the printer uses as an input is a .prn.
Ultimately, I am trying to convince the staff here at Disability services that working in Latex would be beneficial, but it is a hard sell since no one else wants to learn it. I think it would make a difference if I could show them that it could save them time and make better graphics.