Questions tagged [dvi-mode]

In dvi-mode LaTeX produces a Device Independent Format (.dvi) file which is usually converted to PostScript (.ps) or the Portable Document Format (.pdf). This tag is about the classic latex compiler which is now pdflatex in dvi-mode. Questions about the DVI format itself should be tagged with 'dvi' directly.

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What is dvilualatex made for? Strange output

I might be asking something stupid, but why does pushing mwe.tex containing \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} Text \end{document} through dvilualatex mwe && dvips mwe ...
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hyperref + glossaries + \DeclareMathOperator + latex + dvips = math italics instead of math upright

Let's save the input (which I believe to respesent a minimal or at least a rather small working example) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[makeindex,nomain]{glossaries}%%% ...
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How to preview a DVI (rather than a PDF) in TeXstudio

TeXstudio is very slow when compiling and previewing a 400-page book. I was told that previewing a DVI is faster than PDF, so I want to preview a DVI instead. How do I do that in TeXstudio? By ...
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Differences between .dvi-files created via LuaLaTeX and .dvi-files created via pdfLaTeX

System in use for experiments: Debian buster (i386), vanilla TeX Live 2020 Creating .dvi-files with LuaLaTeX currently appears to have no practical use to me as end-user as long as due to the lack of ...
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dvi mode - display other .dvi-file within .dvi-file

Assume you have fileA.tex and compiling it via latex yields fileA.dvi. What do you need to do if you don't want to have fileA.dvi converted to some other format (!!!) you wish to create a file fileB....
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Problem with rendering cropped eps files in pdf document

I have a bunch of EPS files which I'm cropping by changing their Bounding Box values. I put them in a .tex document and run Latex. Now, the resulting .dvi file shows the cropped figures correctly. ...
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How to put a picture inside a dvi file?

I want to use Helevetica Neue for producing a dvi file. As this means using a standard system (non LaTex) font, this leave LuaTeX as the only option. I’m simply using something like this: \photo{/...
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dvipdfmx and dvips do not expand fonts properly with lualatex in DVI mode

dvilualatex with microtype is supposed to support expansion, even in DVI mode. And indeed it seems to work when producing the DVI file. But then the generated file does not actually include expanded ...
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Combining French and Greek Babel does not work in dvilualatex

For some reason, there is an error when trying to use French and Greek Babel support with dvilualatex. Try running the following, and it will work fine with dvilualatex+dvips/dvipdfmx: \...
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How to concatenate XeTeX's .xdv files

For concatenating LaTeX's .dvi files you can use the program dviconcat: dviconcat -o combined.dvi file1.dvi file2.dvi file3.dvi What program can you use for concatenating XeLaTeX's .xdv files?
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Error when using dvipng: "+tlig; source file could not be found"

I am trying to use dvipng to compile .tex files to .dvi and then to convert it to .png. Here is the test.tex file that I am using as a minimum reproducible example: \documentclass[]{article} \title{...
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Cannot do inverse search with vim's latex-suite and YAP

Though forward search works fine, something is going wrong with the inverse search. In YAP, the command line for inverse DVI search is set to be C:\Users\user\Vim\vim80\gvim.exe -c ":RemoteOpen +%l %...
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problem with making simple lines

I tried to make two lines: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (1,1) -- (2,1); \draw (1,1) -- (1,2); \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} To my surprice, ...
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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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Is it possible to use the tex-dvi-ps-pdf route with luatex?

This question should be of general interest. It is triggered by the Japanese edition of my free physics text (see http://www.motionmountain.net/japanese.html ), where lualatex (from TexLive 2017) ...
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Line breaking with adjustment but no hyphenation

I have the following situation: very long function names that are put into text with a macro \fun{this-is-a-very-long-fuction-name}. This macro includes indexing, but then finally puts the function ...
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From dvi file to the latex code [duplicate]

I have remember that my friend told me that I can just click a line in the *.pdf, then latex will direct me to the corresponding line in the latex code. I have tried this function when I am using ...
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transparent package not working in LaTeX

I've been working on a document which involves the transparent package. It compiles fine with pdfLaTeX, but when I try bare LaTeX (I want to get a DVI file) it generates an Undefined control sequence ...
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titleformat and rotatebox: missing text with LaTeX => PS => PDF output profile

I modified my \part and \chapter style with \titleformat and it works just fine when i use the LaTeX=>PDF output profile. In the end I want to use the LaTeX => PS => PDF output profile but as soon as ...
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Connecting line does not show up when using nodes in PSTricks

I was trying to understand the nodes feature in pst-node. I copied the following example exactly as written in the PSTricks readme. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks, pst-node} \begin{...
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Delete Chapter, section etc.. titles from pdf body only include them in TOC

I want chapter, section, subsections in TOC but I do not want them in the pdf body as 1 title occupies entire page. I have already put the chapter names, section names etc in headers. So the only task ...
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Figure is not shown in DVI

This is a sample .tex file \documentclass[dvipdfm]{article} \begin{document} \begin{figure*} \resizebox{\hsize}{!}{\includegraphics[bb = 0 0 1937 1912]{test.jpg}} \caption{This is a test figure.} \...
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hyperref with ocgcolorlinks option & dvips/ps2pdf

In my PDF document, while opened in the PDF viewer (AR), I would like to have coloured text as hyperlinks instead of boxes. So I set the package option ocgcolorlinks with hyperref, because links ...
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Unexpected result when converting image from DVI to EPS

This question follows on from a prior question but is separate and can stand alone. The prior question is at pst-plot graph offset on page when graph has non-zero origin. This question is related to ...
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Figures hiding behind text below it

I am preparing a paper for the SIAM journal and had lot of issues with including figures. Finally I converted my figures to pdf and added a bb field in \includegraphics. Now it produces output, but ...
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DVI file can not be generated correctly using tikz

I'm using this code: \documentclass[tikz,10pt]{standalone} \usepackage[scaled]{helvet} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{chemfig} \usepackage{...
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Is it possible to use `lualatex`'s DVI output with `fontspec` without getting font-related errors?

Is it possible to use lualatex's DVI output with fontspec without getting font-related errors? I want to use the (eps-based) output of sagetex with a lualatex generated document with fontspec. As ...
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ucs clashes with DeclareUnicodeChar?

I'm forced to work with latex, and want to make use of unicode chars in math. So I write: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{B7}{\cdot} \usepackage[...
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DVISVGM and PSTricks

EPS file conversion is not satisfactory with dvisvgm because labels are not displayed. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{etex} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{...
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Searching for Euro symbol

I found egreg's answer to the question "eurosym seems to not be working" some time ago and it works perfect if I compile using pdflatex, but if I compile using latex dvips ps2pdf the Euro symbol is ...
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AUCTeX: global pdf mode stop working after typesetting error occurs

Update: I've tested the problem in detail, and the results are appended at the end of the question. I guess now the problem becomes: How to avoid stupid diagnostic of AUCTeX when curly braces ...
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Enter single unicode code point in (dvi)latex and latin1 input

For various reasons, I'm stuck with (dvi)latex and inputencoding latin1. I still want to enter unicode codepoints (I have the hex/decimal numbers ready). I have seen https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/...
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How to make dvi show cyrillic letters? [closed]

I could copy the sentence "МАТЕМАТИЧКИ ВЕСНИК" into the LaTeX, however when I press the dvi, it does not show in the dvi. How to make the dvi show the sentence "МАТЕМАТИЧКИ ВЕСНИК"?
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Line breaks and the URL package

Long URLs need to be broken at the end of a line. Here's a topic about that. That topic suggests adding the hyphens option to the URL package, and also to define \renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\...
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How can I get transparency in beamer compiling with LaTeX in DVI mode?

This is a follow-up question to How to make partially transparent beamercolorbox I compiled the code in the answer from Gonzalo Medina, and I noticed the transparency only works with pdflatex. Is ...
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Migrating from pdfTeX to LuaTeX: Problems with reproducing output for legacy projects

I'm currently analyzing and evaluating a migration process from pdfTeX to LuaTeX for our current TeX workflow. With LuaTeX being a fork of pdfTeX and packages like luainputenc at hand it seemed ...
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Is example-image-a compatible with DVI mode?

I could not get the expected result when compiling the following with latex-dvips-ps2pdf. The unexpected result is just a single blank page with a page number 1. :-) \documentclass{article} \...
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Multiple inclusion of the same image gives huge PS file

I am using beamer and having included the same image many times with pgf, declare once and insert. It looks like the PS file from dvips grow linear as I create slides (the image is on the background)....
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Springer template problem

I have installed the Springer template for monograph svmono, following this article, using the command line interface in linux. But something strange happens. If I use latex, everything compiles fine, ...
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Issues when compiling TeX files with Vim and LaTeX-suite

I'm having problems compiling a TeX file with LaTeX-suite on Ubuntu. In my .vimrc, I have the following lines : filetype plugin on set grepprg=grep\ -nH\ $* filetype indent on let g:tex_flavor='...
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Compiles to PDF but not DVI

I just installed TeX Live on Ubuntu 10.04 using the install-tl-unx.tar.gz package. However, when I tested the installation I noticed that it cannot compile to DVI but it can compile to PDF. My ...
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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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Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?

Consider this sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \end{document} When I compile this with latex and then use dvipdfm, the output file is 7893 ...
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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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