[Tugindia] pdftex vs dvips ps2pdf

Manoj Kummini kummini at math.ukans.edu
Sat Sep 13 15:01:50 CEST 2003

On Sun, Sep 14, 2003 at 00:03:34hrs +0800, #NAVEEN.N# wrote:

> Is there any quality difference in the final pdf file if it is 
> generated using latex followed by dvips and finally ps2pdf

The file CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran/testflow/testflow_doc.txt
describes some issues with generating PDF from LaTeX. It says that pdfLaTeX
before v1.00 (2001/08/06) are not acceptable; the reasons are given there. 

I used to use pdfLaTeX initially, but after I read this, I switched to
dvips/ps2pdf. Be sure to read the description of this method in the above


Manoj Kummini
Graduate Student, Dept. of Mathematics, The Univ. of Kansas,
Lawrence KS 66045 USA.  38 deg 55 min N, 95 deg 14 min W.

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