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Old 05-15-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
pepeluis
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LatexCommand


Hello,

I'm having some troubles to run my latex document with the
latex command; it only runs with pdflatex. Does anyone know
what is going on? Thanks for responding.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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perhaps this notes might shed some light on it:
http://www.mpch-mainz.mpg.de/~joeckel/pdflatex/

If you have figures, are they pdf or eps?

If you can get a pdf from pdflatex, then I think you can use the convert command to create a ps file if you want.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:08 PM   #3
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latex-pdf

Hi ehawk, thanks for reponding. Actually I wouldn't mind the pdf format
if I were able to modify the font size, among other inconvenients i.e.,
the font size does not change despite the number I enter; other inconvenient
is it writes commas instead of decimal points, etc.
Regarding the figures, they are .jpg.
Thanks again
pepeluis

If you have figures, are they pdf or eps?

If you can get a pdf from pdflatex, then I think you can use the convert command to create a ps file if you want.[/QUOTE]
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:34 PM   #4
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I thought the font size was set in the documentclass statement, like
\documentclass[a4paper,20pt]{article}

I use lyx to create latex documents.

Maybe it is using commas instead of decimal points because you have it set to a European format somewhere.

From http://blog.pcode.nl/2007/07/19/latex-tips-tricks/

Custom font size commands

The default LaTeX font size commands are rather limited. They do not allowed you to insert really large text. This is done for a reason, generally you wouldn’t need to. However if you feel you really need to have some larger text, you can define your own size command. The following example defines 50pt text with a 55pt line height:

\newcommand{\gargantuan}{\fontsize{50}{55}\selectfont}

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