[pdftex] Command => PDF

Gerree Pecht gerree at math.princeton.edu
Wed Jan 20 15:09:51 CET 2010

Hello ...

pdflatex (filename.tex) will convert the
LaTex file to a .pdf file ...

need to run it through latex first

latex (filename.tex)

you then can view the .pdf file

you can also convert a postscript file to a .pdf file by
usinging the following command ..

ps2pdf filename.ps

hope this is the answer you were looking for ...


On Wed, 20 Jan 2010, Lars Madsen wrote:

> Jan Öhman wrote:
>>  Hello!
>>  If I have a text file in latex (.tex) format.
>>  Can I make a PDF file with a command?
>>  or do I always open it in TexWorks for conversion to PDF?
>>  (How?)
>>  / / Jan
> pdflatex file.tex
> in a command line (assuming that your computer is configured correctly)


Gerree P. Pecht
Princeton University Mathematics Department
(609) 258-3011

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