[Tugindia] Latex... some doubts ...
H S Rai
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:46:00 +0530 (IST)
Today at 1:58pm +0530 Nikhil Joshi wrote:
> I'm new member of this list.
> Most probably we would print the project on a Windows machine ( i
> guess very few DTP vendors have Linux as of yet :( ).
You can prepare document in in "ps" or "pdf" format either on Linux
machine or on M$ win machine. You can take its print on any PC. See
these are independent of operating system and computer architecture.
> One of my friends told me that pdf files do not print quite well
> as compared with Microsoft Word files. Is this correct?
He is ignorant or M$ may be paying him. A number of books and
technical journals by reputed publishers, are being processed with the
help of LaTeX.
> I'm in a fix. I'm beginning to like Latex. But at the same time I
> would not like to face problems with the printing and stuff.
Why you believe any one? Get a small document (may be one or two page)
printed and see result your self. In case problem, come to this list
or search FAQ on internet about LaTeX.
> Has anyone made his/her synopsis/report/article in Latex ? Is
> there any other good doc formatting system? Please guide
M.E. / Ph.D thesis, books are being composed in LateX. Even you can
prepare presentation with this. (What your friends will do with M$
It is good idea to search archieve of a mailing list or use search
engine like "google.com". Also a good subject line of your Email help
Here I quote from a few previos mails on this list as a solution to
Can you not try dvips -Ppdf foo.dvi -o foo.ps and then ps2pdf
foo.ps? Initially I had problems with this conversion. But once I
updated my tetex, this works perfectly fine.
But there are quite more entries in the FAQ that are of interest for
So after reading this entry, getting to the table of contents for the
FAQ and looking up other relevant entries might be a good idea.
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