Last revision June 29, 2004

How can I make PDF files from LaTeX documents on pangea, including embedded graphics?

In your document header, type:


If you use the times package, then your equations will come out fuzzy. Then, to compile just use these commands:

latex document.tex
dvipdf document.dvi

This creates the dvi file from the input manuscript and then turns it into a PDF file. Alternatively, you can turn the dvi file into a normal PostScript file using

dvips document.dvi

If you do it like this, you can incorporate equations and figures, and not have any problems with the fonts. If you try to use the pdflatex command to do it all in one step, you will have problems with embedding postscript graphics.

(Thanks to Kris Walker, Jeff McGuire, and John Townend for this information).

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