[OS X TeX] latest pdftex DVI vs PDF mode
axretif at igo.com.mx
Tue Nov 9 22:06:47 EST 2004
On Nov 9, 2004, at 11:20 AM, Alexandru Scorpan wrote:
>> latest pdftex is expected to run either in pdf or dvi mode, but how
>> the switch is made?
>> Moreover, how can we recognize that we are in pdf mode and not dvi
>> mode (this is for pdfsync)?
> pdftex was always able to produce dvi output.
> Start your document with \pdfoutput=0 and dvi will be the end result.
> Do nothing or start it with \pdfoutput=1 (or more) and pdf will come
With the recent gwTeX distribution (TeXLive 2004, teTeX 3), pdf is the
output even for the simple command `` latex '' (in the shell, for
example). As I use Kile when making correcctions in order to use
forward and backward search, I had to put in the ``Compile tools''
latex -output-format dvi '%S.tex'
and the log reads
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
output format initialized to DVI
entering extended mode
I get exactly the same result with
pdflatex -output-format dvi '%S.tex'
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