[OS X TeX] Creating a dvi file

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Apr 16 10:44:17 EDT 2007

Am 16.04.2007 um 16:16 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> Le 16 avr. 07 à 15:57, Peter Dyballa a écrit :
>> Am 16.04.2007 um 14:42 schrieb Christian Burk:
>>> Is there a way to get an additional dvi file?
>> Yes! Either run latex or pdflatex -output-format=dvi after the  
>> first pdfLaTeX run, or create your own engine that creates PDF and  
>> then DVI with two calls. Both kinds of output at once is not  
>> possible yet ...
> But if you do that (i.e. run pdfLaTeX in DVI mode), you'll be using  
> standard LaTeX, to be processed by dvips by default, meaning  
> inclusion of JPEG, PNG and PDF file won't be possible.
> Or am I mistaken?

Partly. The non-PS or non-EPS image is included in the DVI file in  
some special. If then dvips is used to convert the DVI file to PS, an  
unusable file is created because Ghostscript and PostScript cannot  
handle non-PS or non-EPS images.



UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are.

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