[OS X TeX] TeXShop doesn't open dvi-files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Oct 21 17:13:44 EDT 2005

On Oct 21, 2005, at 3:18 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 21 Oct 2005, at 11:44, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> There's another difference too: it seems the GS distiller produces  
>> compressed PDF files, while the Apple distiller produces  
>> uncompressed files (judging by the file sizes).
> pdftk can be used to compress these files after the fact. Let me  
> give an example. I commonly create figures in metapost, and some  
> are too large for mptopdf. Yes, that is large - the output of mpost  
> is 9 MB large, the input is about 5 MB (generated by a script,  
> mostly).
> Since I cannot use mptopdf (and hence no direct inclusion in  
> pdftex), I have to translate the mps file to pdf elsewhere. This  
> can be done with dvips, but I opted to use pstopdf - the figure  
> uses Lucida, and pstopdf could find those, gs couldn't. The output  
> of pstopdf is 6 MB, not exactly small. pdftk turns that into a 1 MB  
> file. Yes, the difference in speed is significant.
> Maarten


What, pray tell, is being squeezed out without information loss in  
these files? Just curious.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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