[Mac OS X TeX] dvi files

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Jul 12 21:30:59 CEST 2001

vatsal said:
> I'm wondering how to open a DVI file I downloaded in TeXShop. Presumably 
> this is possible, but it appears on the desktop as on OzTeX file, and 
> opening it it TeXShop just gives gibberish. I could turn it into ps via the 
> command line, I guess, and then print it out, but I want to view the thing 
> first. There's always OzTeX in Classic, but I'd rather avoid that route.

While TeXView.app on NeXTstep was able to use dvips and Display
Postscript to automagically display .dvi files, TeXShop is somewhat
hobbled in this respect 'cause of the (relative) difficulty of getting a
.pdf out of a .dvi.

If there are no fonts in the file which you don't have, ``dvipdfm''
should make a .pdf which one can (after a fasion---warning, ugly type 3
fonts :( view using Preview.app, or Acrobat Reader or GhostScript.


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