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

Herbert Schulz herbs at
Sun Mar 4 01:16:34 CET 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 5:34 PM, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:

> 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, too.
> Roussanka


It is always possible to write an engine file for TeXShop and then  
use that when needed.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at

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