[tex-live] TL2008 installation under Windows

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Aug 13 15:28:13 CEST 2008

Gregor Zimmermann <gregor.zimmermann at physik.uni-leipzig.de> writes:

> Hi Manuel,
>>> Furthermore, 'pdf(la)tex' is not an option as long as the only
>>> > vector-graphics (read: high-quality) format produced by many
>>> > applications is EPS 
>> I don't fully agree on this point. You can still compile with latex+dvips and
> These routes work as long you are not typesetting large documents with
> hundreds of graphics (vector diagrams interspersed with
> high-resolution bitmap-data) - dvips just takes ages...

Ah, but you need to run it only when you need to deliver PS.  For your
text editing needs, you can cycle between latex (with DVI engine) and
xdvi (heck, xdvi will just update without manual need to reload).

And since latex/DVI will not even _look_ at the graphics, this tends to
be lots faster than latex/PDF which has to include and resource-resolve
graphics every single run.

Even when you are just doing the latex/latex/bibtex/latex cycle.

David Kastrup

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