[pdftex] pdftex versus dvips
cs at motionmountain.net
Sun Oct 2 15:55:21 CEST 2005
Since a number of years, I have been putting a large pdf produced with
on the web for free download ( a 1200 page physics textbook,
available at http://www.motionmountain.net ).
I have always typeset it with dvips, not with pdflatex, for several
- the pdf (at present 40 MB...) is considerably smaller when produced
dvips and Acrobat distiller;
- I use raw postscript in the latex file (to make flip movies);
- I use pstricks and similar packages which also use raw dvips (I think)
such as random picture coordinates.
Now we are nearing the end of 2005. Are these arguments still correct?
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