linux pdf creator ?

Doug.Palmer at Doug.Palmer at
Tue Aug 28 16:30:16 EST 2001

Further on TeX and PDF. pdftex/pdflatex goes straight from TeX/LaTeX files
to a PDF file. It's a little more friendly about wrapping long URLs and
such-like, as well. The down-side being that it doesn't accept God's own EPS
as input files for graphics (certain bit-maps and single-page PDF files for
graphics only).

If you use \usepackage{times} (or whatever font style suits you) LaTeX will
typeset in a standard Adobe font set, rather than the spindly Computer
Modern TeX uses as a default. You may also want to rejig the colours used
for hyperlinks in the hyperref package, which generates hyperliked
references, tables of contents and indexes for PDF.

Plus, with a little bit of effort, you can use latex2html to convert it into
HTML. So, from the one source file, you have a lot of different output

And it looks fantastic; a proper typesetting program makes word-processor
justification look like someone's been carving letters out of rock with a
flint axe. Ever noticed that wp'd documents tend to use flush left

The TeX Users Group ( has an archive of all kinds of
useful bitsnpieces.

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