[tex-k] (fwd) Bug#337805: tetex-bin: dvips should include document's title in Postscript instead of DVI filename

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Nov 15 22:09:04 CET 2005

Hi Hilmar,

    We'd like to know if that feature is already
    implemented in dvips 

Not that I'm aware of.

    and if yes how do one has to use it.
    If no: would it be easy to implement (perhaps over some \special)?

As you surmise, the \title string would have to be written as a
\special.  That is the painful part, because the title can contain
arbitrary TeX commands, but for this purpose you want more-or-less human
text.  And anyway, I rather doubt the LaTeX people will be interested in
changing the core classes to output a special at \title time.  I might
always be wrong.  If you want to pursue it, you could submit a request
via the latex bugs database (see latex-project.org).

What *would* be easy is to implement an option in dvips such that you
could say
  dvips --title="History of Foo" foo.dvi
and have it change the %%Title output.  But would anyone really bother
to use it?


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