[texhax] ... TeXLive, but without two technical problems ...
pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Mon Mar 2 16:44:47 CET 2015
On 02/28/2015 02:16 PM, Uwe Lueck wrote:
> 2015-02-15 William F Hammond wrote to: "Yves Perret" <yves.perret at megamail.org>
> on: [texhax] ... TeXLive, but without two technical problems ...
>>> despite that technical imperfection with the driver «xdvi», I value
>>> really the Texlive distribution in the SUN-Solaris environment.
Reasons for using xdvi. (which I could hardly live without):
The option to toggle back and forth between simple page
sequence and TeX pages.
The immediately available steps of magnification
Even more, the movable magnifier windows. (I use these if I
need to check whether I can
use \hfuzz, for example, because they provide a clean
vertical line that I can position
precisely, and also to check whether an abnormal
non-Unicode accent has
been reasonably well placed. and for many other things)
The way my version allows me to see the previous version of a
given page before I make it refresh
That is just what comes to mind right now. There are plenty
Using xdvi means I have to go through DVI -> PostScript, which
allows me to use raw
PostScript adjustments on the rare occasions when that is
There are a few minor disappointments, all of which I can live with:
The "open file" menu box is clunky, probably because it
originally tried to do too much.
The PostScript display options are weak, but that is partly
owing to their dependence on
GhostScript, which is where all the error messages
The print option is clunky, but that may be affected by my
antediluvian printer, which needs
an antediluvian driver. (Just about every application
print button I use, interfaces with
my printer driver in a different way.)
Even the thought of being forced t go directly to PDF gives me cold
chills. PDFforge gives me a little
control, but not nearly enough.
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