[XeTeX] Used XeLaTeX for a Thanksgiving Card here at work

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Nov 14 12:00:18 CET 2007

On 14 Nov 2007, at 10:43 am, William Adams wrote:

> On Nov 14, 2007, at 5:35 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 14 Nov 2007, at 7:18 am, William Adams wrote:
>>> 1,581 records. It did take about an hour and a half to typeset the
>>> cards proper on my 2.5GHz G5 though
>> Just curious: which output driver? If that was with xdv2pdf, it'd be
>> interesting to try xdvipdfmx and see how much difference that makes.
> Interesting question. I hadn't even considered that.
> xdv2pdf.
> What's the magic incantation to make it use xdvipdfmx on my G5?

Should be something like

   xelatex -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E" filename.tex

(provided your images are in a format the driver accepts, such as  
jpg, png, pdf; note that xdvipdfmx doesn't support tiff, sadly.)

> I'll copy all the files to my hard drive (in retrospect working off
> the server was a bad idea --- I can't wait 'til we get 1000BT
> networking), compile it again for a baseline, then try xdvipdfmx and
> let you all know the results.

Thanks, I'll be interested to hear what happens.


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