[NTG-context] HZ and DVI

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Wed Jan 10 05:39:25 CET 2007


On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:

> Peter M <pmlists at free.fr> writes:
> > If there is something similar for pdf, then yes: you can drop dvi
> > support!
> 
> Even then, you would lose source specials.  I haven't figured out a
> way to do it, despite cracking open (via xpdf) the PDF reference
> manual.  I thought about doing with annotations, having pdftex/ConTeXt
> insert the pdf literals.  However, the annotation dictionary doesn't
> have a cross-platform way of calling a script.  It has enough slots to
> do it for Windows, but nowhere else.  At least, that was what I
> gathered, but maybe a longer look or a shorter look by PDF experts
> might give a more hopeful conclusion.

There is pdfsync but that is Mac only (AFAIU). In latex, I had 
occasionally used vpe 
(http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctanPackageInformation.py?id=vpe). I 
tried it on Windows (MikTeX) and it worked ok, but was not too useful. 
The documentation claims that it also works on Unix.

Aditya


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