[texhax] TeX-PS

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Wed Jun 4 12:23:42 CEST 2003

> Can someone tell me the steps that are performed by the typesetting 
> systems like TeX upto when it converts the output into postscript. 
> What files are produced and in which sequence the programs like dvips  
>   looks for those files.
> i am interested in knowing the whole mechanism behind this.

Well, TeX doesn't convert the output to Postscript. It produces a .dvi 
file. dvips, as you mention, converts the dvi to ps.

If you want to know the details up to .dvi production (as it seems from 
your first line), you will want to read Knuth's TeXbook.


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