[OS X TeX] Re: xdvi

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Wed Dec 27 01:00:24 EST 2006

> Am 24.12.2006 um 04:36 schrieb Christopher Menzel:
>> Quick question: are you sure you want to use xdvi instead of OS X  
>> native previewer like TeXniscope?
> TeXniscope is not a "native DVI viewer" – it's only able to display  
> PDF.

Yes, I'm well aware of that.

> So it first converts DVI to PDF with dvipdfmx. And this won't work  
> when the DVI file contains some dvips specials. Have you seen lines  
> like this in a TeX source?
> 	\usepackage[dvips]{some package}

Well, yes indeed I have, and that *might* be an answer to my  
question, but it was impossible to tell from the original message  
whether the poster really needed xdvi for his purposes; if not, he'd  
probably be better off with a native OS X previewer.  Which is why I  
asked him what I asked him and why I didn't ask him why he didn't use  
a "native DVI viewer".


Chris Menzel

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