[texhax] TeX -> PostScript, but in a resolution-independent manner
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Jun 7 09:18:13 CEST 2003
What is better, using pdftex to produce PDF directly from TeX files, and
then printing it on PostScript printer (converting PDF to PS), or using
tex to produce DVI from TeX files and then dvips to convert DVI to
If your goal is to print on a PostScript printer, then you may as well
use tex->dvips. That has been the de facto standard method on Unix
systems ever since TeX, PostScript, and dvips were invented.
The reason to use pdf(la)tex is if you want pdf files for themselves.
By the way, is PDF a truely open format, with the full specs
available, etc. like PS?
It is like PS in that regard. The specs are on Adobe's web site. I'm
sure the web sites that Will mentioned have links, etc.
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