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Questions tagged [dvi]

{dvi} should be used for questions about the DeVice Independent format produced by the classic (la)tex compiler. If the question is about how to produce a dvi file with the classic (la)tex compiler then the tag {dvi-mode} should be used instead.

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Generate DVI file from valid TEX with pdflatex returns error for images

I can render PDF using pdflatex normally, I used Makefile like this: all: pdflatex $(PAPER).tex bibtex $(PAPER) pdflatex $(PAPER).tex pdflatex $(PAPER).tex This renders PDF with no ...
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adding microtype package produces invalid DVI error when using fouriernc package

This MWE \documentclass[11pt,notitlepage]{article} \raggedbottom \usepackage{fouriernc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[activate={true,nocompatibility},final,tracking=true, ...
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Computing letter coordinates (Typesetters Steganography)

Is there a way to find out about the coordinates of letters in a formatted piece of text? Suppose the compiled text has three columns, and the letters are equally spaced. Then what I'm looking for is ...
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How to parse .dvi file in c#. Reading 24 word int in C# is my problem

I try to read .dvi file in c#. I have a problem with the 3 word or 24 byte integer. How do I do the HiLo field swapping on this, .NET is in little endian and i believe .dvi is in big endian. And the ...
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Break URL in Bibtex reference without losing the link, with hyperref package and LaTeX compiler

I am trying to properly break some of the url in my references. When using \usepackage[breaklinks]{hyperref}, the url breaks but the link disappear (not clickable) even though the blue color is still ...
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Convert DVI into PDF properly

For viewing my work when I'm programming LaTeX, I decided to use the DVI format. The reason is that the result is perfect compare to the PDF. For example, the borders of tabulars appear perfeclty ...
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Error “missing DVI driver” in tabularht?

I'm using \usepackage[vlines]{tabularht} and got this error: ! Package tabularht Error: Missing DVI driver, option `vlines' disabled. See the tabularht package documentation for explanation. Type H &...
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error compiling a beamer file with pdflatex

I type the command \pdflatex otticaCIDI.tex and get the following error: ! Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvipdfmx', (hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is ...
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Char in DVI file coded as 0x03 while actual hex value is 0xA4

latex file: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} $\mathbf{p}^*$ \end{document} output of dviasm on DVI of this file: [preamble] id: 2 numerator: 25400000 ...
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Which shortcut compiles user commands (different types of compyling) in texstudio

I want to run txs:///latex | txs:///bibtex | txs:///latex | txs:///latex | txs:///dvipdf | txs:///dvips | txs:///view txs:///pdflatex | txs:///bibtex | txs:///pdflatex | txs:///view txs:///dvi-ps-...
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Should different TeX implementations (e.g. MiKTeX's and TeX Live's) produce identical DVI files?

It is said that TeX is supposed to work identically on all systems. For example, Knuth's TRIP test exists to ensure that any program can be called “TeX” only if it does certain things given certain ...
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PostScript Driver for DVI Files has stopped working

How do i enable the PostScript Driver for DVI Files to work properly.I am not able to insert pictures in my latex document in PCTEX. How can i fix this problem?
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Different SVG Output for mathematics symbols with dvisvgm used with htlatex or make4ht

The tex file with the following code is to be converted into html. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} \(\implies\) and \(\iff\) \\ \(a \implies b\) \...
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\gls in the subscript has too normal size

Let us compile the following code with latex+dvips or latex+dvipdf (there are various reasons for using the DVI format; in my case, it's recompiling and adapting the old code): \documentclass{article}...
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MiKTeX dvipng fails to generate font bitmaps (pk files)

I am trying to convert a dvi to a png using the following command: dvipng.exe -q -truecolor1 -freetype0 -D 100 -o "table.png" "table.dvi" This fails with the following error message: This is ...
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hyperref + glossaries + latex = bad spacing around math relations

Compile the following input with latex && dvips (which you sometimes have to do for a variety of reasons; my case is recompiling old documents): \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hidelinks]{...
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How to make dvisvgm output colors properly (wrong text color on dark background)?

Example code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[alignedleftspaceno]{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz} \pagecolor{black} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \path node[text=white] ...
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How to output dvi file from TeXworks (XeLaTeX) and convert it to svg?

I am using TeXworks and typeset documents as XeLaTeX. Recently, I needed to convert some of my documents to svg format and found out that it can be done using dvisvgm. Unfortunately, when document is ...
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How to generate a DVI file in Windows?

I have a .tex file and I need to generate a DVI file from this. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 under windows. I tried TeXworks, TeXstudio, and Emacs but none of them produce the DVI file. I also run the ...
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Can I use bitmap .bmp images in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm on overleaf and already tried all LaTeX engines, resulting in the same error: LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .bmp Is there a way to fix this rather than converting the images one by ...
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How do PostScript interpreters know the meanings of PGF-specific operators, such as 'pgfe' and 'pgfstr'?

A TikZ node "lives" in a TeX box. With latex as the TeX engine these boxes are converted to PostScript directives. Use \showbox to see how a box like this is implemented by following these steps. ...
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Trying to fix (or workaround) bugs that affect color-filled headers when going through DVI [duplicate]

There's a problem that has been around since at least TeX Live 2015 to 2017 (but wasn't present in TeX Live 2012), and I'd like to find a fix or workaround for it, because it keeps me going to a ...
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Output difference between MacTeX 2015 and 2017 with powerdot class

I upgraded MacTeX on my laptop from the 2015 distribution to the basic 2017 distribution. After installing the required packages, I tried to compile one of my slide decks which use the powerdot class, ...
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unisong7e is missing from the map file?

On ubuntu 16.04, I use latex to compile a tex file but the evince(3.18.2) can't view the dvi file with some font problem like , and the terminal's prompt is mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap ...
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How to generate a bitmap using TeX (with bitmap fonts)?

This may be a strange question, as it is something most users do not want. I would like to typeset some text with TeX, and get the description of the typeset page as a bitmap: a sequence of 0s and 1s ...
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Image is not showing when using natwidth and natheight in figure [closed]

I am using the following in my document: \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{figure}[!t] \centering \includegraphics[natwidth=436pt, natheight=385pt, width=65mm]{figure1.pdf} \end{figure} The issue is ...
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Forward searching with latex-suite

I am using the windows subsystem for Linux and recently installed vim latex (latex-suite). I was following the tutorial and typed :let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = 'latex -src-specials -interaction=...
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Microtype package is not supported dvips output

I am using microtype package for good kerning text output. I am using below mentioned settings in my tex file. \usepackage{microtype} \DisableLigatures[f]{size=normalsize-}%disable Ligatures I ...
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xelatex has stopped working / DVI to pdf Converter has stopped working

to create my pdf document with latex i use TeXnicCenter on windows 7 and after i update Miketex i got this crash Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: miktex-...
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How to convert a dvi file to an encapsulated postscript file?

I heard that we can use dvips –E to convert dvi to encapsulated postscript. But I do not know what is dvips -E. I can not find a command like "dvips -E" in my Texmaker. Clearly, I am a rookie. Can ...
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xdvipdfmx:fatal: Something is wrong. Are you sure this is a DVI file?

I used to compile my TeX file in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. When I compile my TeX project using xelatex, I get the following error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Something is ...
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WinEdt blank line text cause a DVI output spacing

I am using WinEdt 9 (with TexLive 2015) and I notice that if I leave a blank line between text line, this cause a unwanted spacing in my DVI/PDF output. I tried to do the same with a simple editor ...
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Does DVI file appear same on different DVI viewers?

I have two very basic questions, If I compile a latex file, will I get the same dvi file irrespective of my OS (Windows/Unix)? If I have a .dvi file, will it appear same irrespective of my dvi viewer?...
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LaTeX math as an image of a specific size

I know very little about TeX and LaTeX, but I often encounter strings containing markup described as LaTeX, because various tools, including MathJax, SymPy and Apple's Grapher, use LaTeX as a lingua ...
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LuaTeX tex->dvi conversion code [closed]

I'm researching ways to teach computers to generate LaTeX code from Page Description Languages (PDL) like PostScript and PDF, using Machine Translation. For this to work, it would be majorly useful ...
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Fixing paths in a legacy dvi file

I have a legacy book written in LaTeX for which I have all sources, eps figures, and the final dvi file. I have to produce a pdf for the book that matches the original book published in paper. Since ...
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DVIPNG on MikTex

I know a similar question has been asked before for something want to get DVIPNG for their Iguanatex but it appears the question was never answered. https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/177032/...
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My PDF prevents my audience from using their mice

PDFTeX typesets my document in two columns. Unfortunately, when a person opens the PDF, the PDF does not let the person's mouse pick up text from one column, but rather interleaves text from left and ...
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pdf annotations

There is a package pdfcomments to place annotations in the pdf. However, when producing DVI output, yap gives errors. I do not mind not seeing the annotations in the DVI, but I do mind seeing the ...
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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 of ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ...