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Old 10-24-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
sara.y
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.tex to pdf


Hi,

I am working in Suse 11.0, please let me know how I can convert a .tex file to .pdf.

Please let me know if there's a tool to download.

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Old 10-24-2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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If you don't have the LaTeX packages for your distro installed, then install them. I'm afraid I don't know what these are called under SUSE. Anyway, from the command line, if your .tex file is stuff.tex,you run

latex stuff.tex

and then if all goes well, use

dvipdf stuff.dvi,

which will create a stuff.pdf. You may also be able to use the pdflatex command. If you have Kile (or some other LaTeX editor) installed, then you'll be able to produce your PDF from there.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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Please use the 'zypper' search and / or the
"Search" in the package manager Yeast2 :

# zypper se latex tetex

.. and install , e.g.
# zypper in texlive-bin-latex-2007

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Old 10-24-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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The one-step program to is pdflatex. But of course I don't know the name of the package in your distro in which this program is included. Be aware of the different graphics handling in pdflatex as opposed to ordinary latex.

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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Suse 11.1

The 'pdflatex' command seems to have changed to 'pdftex' .

'man pdftex' : " pdftex, pdfinitex, pdfvirtex - PDF output from TeX "

' /usr/bin/pdftex ' is provided by the package 'texlive-2007-219.3'
> > 158.2 MB (356.6 MB unpacked.)
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Last edited by knudfl; 10-24-2009 at 11:47 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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Hello together,

Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
Suse 11.1

The 'pdflatex' command seems to have changed to 'pdftex' .
pdftex and pdflatex are something different. If your file.tex is a LaTeX-file you'll have to run the pdflatex command to get a pdf file.

If otherwise your file.tex is a TeX-file you'll have to run the pdftex command to get a pdf file.

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