[OS X TeX] convert .dvi to .pdf

Alan Bowen bowenalan03 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 22:06:18 CET 2015

Hi, Luis—

I do not have that many .dvi files. So what you suggest is very attractive.
But, when I try opening one in TeXShop, though it does seem to open (and
registers the .dvi file in the list of files opened recently), I do not see
a .pdf file anywhere. Where does it put them? Or has TeXShop failed to
produce a .pdf for some reason?


On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com>

> > I have a number of .dvi files created some 25 years ago using Plain TeX
> and
> > Computer Modern which I want to convert to .pdf files. Any suggestions
> > about what I need and how to do this will be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > So far as TeX goes, I have the ConTeXt standalone (aka the ConTeXt
> > minimals).
> >
> > I am currently running Mac OSX 10.11.
> >
> > Alan
> The answer depends somewhat on how many files there are, and on whether
> you are a command line or a GUI guy.
> If you install mactex, as was already discussed, you can convert a dvi
> file to pdf simply by double-clicking. TeXShop automatically opens and
> converts a dvi to pdf.
> Of course, that may not be the most practical if you have hundreds of them.
> Luis Sequeira
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