[OS X TeX] pdflatex versus ps2pdf13

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 18 13:47:21 EDT 2009

On May 18, 2009, at 11:11 AM, David Arnold wrote:

> All,
> Can anyone wax philosophic about pdflatex versus ps2pdf13? Will the  
> latter import javascripts properly as pdflatex seems to do?
> Thanks.
> David.


I believe which you use mostly depends upon what graphics you are  
including. anything directly related to direct Postscript input (e.g.,  
eps, pstricks) is handled more easily by using the latex->dvips- 
 >ps2pdf method since pdflatex won't include those objects directly  
(there are ways around some of this though). If you are going to  
include pdf, jpg or png graphics pdflatex is the way to go.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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