[OS X TeX] Installing two front ends?

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Mon Sep 2 12:09:03 EDT 2002

On Monday, September 2, 2002, at 10:47 AM, Joseph Slater wrote:

>> 	Now to my question, a very simple one to start with. Being a 
>> somewhat beginner TeX user on the Linux platform I grew used to dvi 
>> files but realized they are not used in Mac OS X.
> Not true. They depend on your preference. You can use traditional 
> latex->dvi->ps->pdf, or pdflatex (replace latex with your favorite 
> other if necessary).
>> I personally have no problems with pdf's, in fact I think they are 
>> easier to handle, but I may encounter a situation where a friend or 
>> colleague sends me dvi output without the source.
> Open the dvi in TeXShop or iTeXMac and it will be converted to pdf (as 
> above). What's really happening is that they just call dvipdf. You can 
> do this yourself from the command line.


> Have as many front ends are you like.

And among them are OzTeX and CMacTeX, which use DVI directly to view 
files also in their OS X versions, as far as I know (please correct me 
if I am wrong).


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