Hi James, all,
On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, James Smaby wrote:
> I typeset all of my things with plain TeX. This is much nastier
> than LaTeX, but I learned it in a year or so. I also use ps2pdf
> quite often on the output, so that I can print from window boxes
> in the labs, and the output is just fine. The main problem with
> the postscript output is that the fonts are bitmaps, so you only
> have a set resolution.
Interesting. You sound like a real pro, handcarving TeX doesn't sound
easy. Maybe though...
But you say that the fonts are bitmap? I didn't knew that.
> If you want to see the conversion in action, I have a few docs
> on my web site which I've used these different methods:
> They use TeX/metapost, TeX/xfig, TeX/gimp, metapost, and xfig.
I'll check them out, thanks.
> My xpdf doesn't display the fonts of TeX quite right and AFAIK
> gv only supports 16 colors but everything prints out perfect and
> displays right in Windows.
What's wrong with acrobat reader under linux?
> So my recomendation is to bite the bullet and learn how how to
> typeset. It really isn't that bad, and your results will be so
> much more beautiful than anything that Distiller puts out. Hope
> this email wasn't too long...
No, your email was just perfectly informing.
BTW, I hope not all others on the list mind that much this forum being
used as a general "doing graphics under linux" forum?
Well, interesting tips. Thanks.
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