[OS X TeX] TeXniscope DVI display bug?
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Nov 17 20:59:34 EST 2006
I typeset the document with altpdflatexc and opened the pdf file (dvi-
>pdf) in Acrobat which clearly showed 8.5x11 in^2.
The underlying tex is texlive 2005.
On Nov 18, 2006, at 1:43, Christopher Menzel wrote:
> Well, that's an improvement, as it centers the text on the page
> both vertically and horizontally, which was not the case before
> (the text was slightly offset up and to the left) but I'm still
> getting what appears to be A4. Here's a screenshot, showing a PDF
> (generated by pdflatex) side by side with the DVI file generated
> from the same LaTeX document.
> On Nov 17, 2006, at 6:17 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> Use the command
>> or whatever are the dimensions of letter paper immediately after
>> the documentclass command.
>> On Nov 17, 2006, at 21:34, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>>> This *sounds* at first like a newbie problem, but I swear it
>>> isn't! :-) For reasons related to a problem I've been
>>> experiencing with the simultaneous use of pdfsync and preview-
>>> latex, I am using "latex -src-specials" to compile my LaTeX
>>> documents. This, of course, creates DVI files rather than PDF
>>> files. I am using TeXniscope to view these files, as it
>>> preserves source specials info so I can have inverse search.
>>> This works just fine, but for one thing: when I view the file
>>> with TeXniscope the file displays on what appears to be A4
>>> paper. Now I am long since familiar with the usual causes of
>>> this, and of course reran texconfig, both from the main menu and
>>> the DVIPS menu, just to make sure I am using lettersize. And if
>>> I compile my documents with pdflatex instead, TeXniscope displays
>>> them correctly as lettersize. Also, if I save the file as a PDF
>>> when it's displaying A4-ishly in TeXniscope, TeXniscope displays
>>> the resulting file correctly! And here's the clincher: xdvi
>>> displays the *very same* DVI file correctly. TeXniscope warns
>>> that problems with DVI display are usually traceable to dvipdfmx,
>>> which it allegedly uses for rendering DVI. However, the
>>> TeXniscope preferences show the dvipdfm program to be /usr/local/
>>> TeXLive/bin/i386-apple-darwin-current/dvipdfm, and when I run
>>> that from the command line on the raw DVI file, the resulting PDF
>>> file also displays correctly. (As an aside, dvipdfmx also
>>> creates a PDF file that displays as lettersize, but the fonts
>>> look horrible.)
>>> Anybody have any idea what's going on here?
>>> Chris Menzel
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