linux pdf creator ?

Drake Diedrich dld at
Wed Aug 29 09:31:51 EST 2001

On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 02:43:34PM +1000, Jerry Cashman wrote:
> Hi people,
> Is there a toolset for creating PDF files on Linux (rh) ?

pdflatex goes directly from LaTeX to PDF, and in principle can preserve
internal hyperlinks (unverified, but one of the reasons to bypass .dvi). 
The same LaTeX file can also be used to produce fully internally linked HTML
files using httex (in the tex4ht package), and other formats such as
postscriipt via the intermediate .dvi format.  Internal hyperlinks from
footnotes marks to footnotes, table of contents to chapters/sections, index
to main text, etc, all fully automatic.

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