[texworks] dvi -> dvips -> ps2pdf

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Jul 15 10:16:51 CEST 2011

Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jul 14, 2011, at 5:40 PM, Paul A Norman wrote:

>> Hi,
>> On balance ...
>> Once a person is starting to grow in confidence with Tw  and *TeX in
>> general, it really is just the "next steps" to learn what specific
>> things you need to do to get specific or needed results, no more
>> complicated than your grandmother  competently following a complex
>> recipe and making a fantastic result.
>> Or do we just want to be a "Mac Donalds" (TM) give me instant
>> hamburger (results) for no effort at all culture?
>> I know I want to always be growing away from that mentality! And
>> learning how to make and enjoy consuming gourmet hamburgers!
>> If we can coax Tw into helping people put there effort into useful
>> techniques, starting with 'lowering the entry level' while helping us
>> all transition to even better results - with better automation and
>> tools sets,  - way to go!
>> Paul

> Howdy,

> I'm not quite sure what you are referring to but typesetting, running bibtex, running makeindex, then multiple typesetting runs until all (cross-)references are resolved is interesting the first few times you do it and then it just  becomes tedious. Even worse when you don't do enough final runs and you end up with (cross-)references that point to the wrong page because you didn't typeset often enough for a full resolution.

> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

I am not convinced that Paul was arguing against the benefits
of a procedural approach to a recurring need to "typeset, run
bibtex, run makeindex, then multiple typesetting runs until
all (cross-)references are resolved"; rather, I would argue,
he was probably advocating that the procedure should be user-
developed rather than canned, because the benefits of truly
/understanding/ why n1, n2, n3, ..., nm passes of each phase
are required cannot be overlooked.  In other words "give a
man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed
him for life".

** Phil.

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