[OS X TeX] Squeezing text into boxes

Franck Pastor franck.pastor at skynet.be
Fri Jul 18 05:32:42 EDT 2008

Le 18-juil.-08 à 11:13, Maarten Sneep a écrit :

> On 18 jul 2008, at 10:32, Luis Sequeira wrote:
>> I second the suggestion to use pstricks. It is easy create the  
>> boxes, color them and put the text in them. And you can easily  
>> scale anything to fit, as the OP pointed out.
> [snip]
>> 1) As always, when using pstricks, you must use "TeX &  
>> Ghostscript" instead of pdflatex.
> For this reason, I suggest that pstricks is best avoided if you are  
> not already familiar with it. All signs of the future of tex point  
> to a pdf-based workflow, not a dvi-based workflow (xetex, luatex).  
> If you need the functionality of pstricks, the use of metapost is  
> probably a better idea as it is compatible with the pdf-based  
> workflow. Especially with the integration of OpenType and Unicode,  
> dvi is on its way out.
> And the OP can achieve the desired effect without using dvi- 
> specific \specials{} at all.
> Just a few cents.
> Maarten

I thought that XeTeX was "dvi-based"? It produces first a file in  
extended dvi format (xdv).

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