# [Mac OS X TeX] TEX -> EPDF?

Arun Mangalam arun_mangalam at mac.com
Fri Dec 7 09:48:05 EST 2001



There are a lot of manuals at their website. Unfortunately their website
is down. They do have an updated website at

http://ds035.xs4all.nl/

As for the correct command, try

texexec --pdf <texfilename>

Omitting the "--pdf" outputs a dvi file. This works if you have ConTeXt
set up and working. Of course, much easier thing to do is use the
ConTeXt button in TeXShop to typeset my simple example. If the setup is
correct, you should get a pdf. The TeXShop preview shows a whole page,
but if you look at the pdf in Preview.app you'll see it's nicely cropped.

Also, I can't remember where at the moment, but there is a Latex ->
ConTeXt tutorial on the web. I think Google will find it.

- Arun

On Thursday, December 6, 2001, at 03:54 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

>> If you have ConTeXt installed, having equations in a separate small
>> cropped pdf is as simple as ConTeXt-ing the following [TeXShop has
>> support for ConTeXt]:
>>
>> \starttext
>> 	\startTEXpage[scale=3000,offset=5pt]
>> 		$x^2 + \sum_{i=4}^{n}i$
>> 	\stopTEXpage
>> \stoptext
>>
>>
>> ConTeXt does many other awesome things [especially with MetaPost]. It
>> is a very well organized, powerful [free] package for professional
>> typesetting, that continues to grow. ConTeXt is expecially integrated
>> with pdf's, from presentations to regular screen/printed documents...
>
> Yes, I have also seen impressive results form ConTeXt, that is why I
> have added it as a format to be created by default to my teTeX
> distribution. However, I haven't found a good tutorial for its use, for
> example, how do you process that piece you type above? It is not like
> other tex stuff, where you load a format, say
>
> pdfetex &cont-uk foo.tex
>
> because that just writes a dvi file.

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