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Given a latex file using the hyperref package, I wish to convert it to pdf via:

latex "foo.tex" 
dvips "foo.dvi" -z -P Pdf
ps2pdf "foo.ps"

However, all hyperlinks are lost this way!

Here's a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage[dvips,colorlinks=true,citecolor=blue,linkcolor=blue]{hyperref}
\newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section]
\title{Template}
\author{Johnny Cash}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{theorem}\label{def:1}
Text
\end{theorem}
We use Definition \ref{def:1}.
\cite{Ric55}
BODY OF TEXT
\newpage
\begin{thebibliography}{xxx}
\bibitem[Ric55]{Ric55}
Little Richards.
\newblock Tutti Frutti,
\newblock {\em Annals of Mathematics}, 1955.
\end{thebibliography}
\end{document}

EDIT:

The problem is solved now. The problem was that Ghostscript 9.14 was invoked; after updating to Ghostscript 9.16 things are working again.



FILES:

DVI:

.dvi

Log file:

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Output written on simple-template2.dvi (2 pages, 4340 bytes).
  • What happens when you call only dvips foo.dvi without the additional options? – Werner Aug 18 '15 at 17:30
  • @Werner, the same. The links in the pdf don't work. – Jack Aug 18 '15 at 17:46
  • I can't replicate the problem, as a regular LaTeX > dvips > ps2pdf sequence provides me with the expected hyperlinks in the PDF. – Werner Aug 18 '15 at 17:48
  • thanks Werner...I don't know what to do then...I work in Win 10, 64bit, and Miktex 2.9 – Jack Aug 19 '15 at 9:37
  • The .log looks fine. Also, I could convert the .dvi file with dvips (5.995) and ps2pdf (Ghostscript 9.15) without problems to PDF with working links. – Heiko Oberdiek Aug 20 '15 at 12:19
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Option -z of dvips is for the hypertex drivers, which is based on DVI hyperTeX specials:

\usepackage[hypertex]{hyperref}

When option dvips is used:

\usepackage[dvips]{hyperref}

then the driver based on pdfmarks is used. Then option -z should not be used. The way via pdfmark is more powerful, because more features are supported and the links can be configured (border color, ...).

  • Thanks Heiko! Well, it still didn't work when taking out the -z option. But it did work when I used hypertex option instead of dvips, so that's good! – Jack Aug 19 '15 at 16:04
  • If option dvips does not work, then something is broken. Can you post the .log file and the .dvi file? – Heiko Oberdiek Aug 19 '15 at 16:16
  • thanks. But how can I post these files? copy them to the question? – Jack Aug 20 '15 at 11:52
  • @Jack The .log file can be added to the question. The .dvi file could be added as link to somewhere else, where it can be downloaded. – Heiko Oberdiek Aug 20 '15 at 12:00
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    The problem is solved now. The problem was that Ghostscript 9.14 was invoked; after updating to Ghostscript 9.16 things are working again. Thanks Heiko!! – Jack Aug 20 '15 at 12:32

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