simpdftex_dpmx, dvipdfmx: dvips+ps2pdf; url+hyperref; was Re: [OS X TeX] Correction and Misc

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at
Sun Mar 4 00:34:34 CET 2007

On Sat, 3 Mar 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Other than that, I think it's always advisable to minimize the number of 
> intermediate steps between two formats (like .tex and .pdf): with pdfTeX, the 
> conversion is immediate; with tex + dvipdfm, there's one intermediate step 
> (but compatibility with XeTeX, for example, and I think additional functions 
> for CJK languages); with tex + dvips + ps2pdf, there are 2 intermediate 
> steps. Accordingly, I see no reason to stick with dvips unless you have to: 
> specifically, in case you include raw PS code in the TeX output, for example 
> if you are using pstricks.

It seems to me a good idea to have (la)tex + dvipdfm option included 
directly under TeXShop --> Typeset, but also keeping (la)tex + dvips + ps2pdf,
along with pdftex (pdflatex). Respectively, this to be reflected in Emacs, 


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