[pdftex] pdftex versus dvips

Christoph Schiller 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?

Christoph Schiller

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