[Tugindia] DVI to PDF (was: counting words in TeX document)

Radhakrishnan CV cvr at river-valley.org
Sat Jan 24 07:16:38 CET 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Sasi Kumar
<sasi.keraladevelopment at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/1/24 Radhakrishnan CV <cvr at river-valley.org>:
>> Will it not be the right way to use odvips --> ps2pdf?  I think, dvi
>> from Omega is different from that of TeX which may cause problems for
>> dvipdf.
> I did try dvips and then ps2pdf. I get the ps file without any
> problem, but conversion to pdf again causes problem. When I do dvips,
> it says "Omega specials are currently ignored".

You need to use 'odvips' which is the right binary to translate any
dvi generated by Omega and not 'dvips'.  dvips cannot digest the
specials introduced by Omega.

> Interestingly, in the ps file, when I try to open using evince, the
> first page shows "Loading" and does not finish loading. But I am able
> to see the other pages without any problem. So I just added a blank
> page in the beginning.

You have the ps created by wrong binary.

>> It will be so kind of you if you would start a new thread when you
>> post on a different topic, otherwise, archives will have wrong
>> threading.  Further, your post has no relation to 'counting words in
>> TeX document' which was your subject line.
> I am really sorry, it was my oversight. I started by clicking Reply to
> an existing mail just for convenience, but forgot to change the
> subject line. Sorry for that. Shall be more careful henceforth.

Thanks for your attention.

Best regards

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