[tug-protext] [protext] TeXnicCenter Output Profiles


hi there, and welcome in the LaTeX world!

short answer: always use pdflatex (LaTeX => PDF), so that you can 
benefit of all the pdf functionalities (such as: hyperlinks, bookmarks 
and so on).

Since LaTeX was born before the pdf (de facto) standard, at the 
beginning the outputs were DVI (stands for DeVice Indipendent) or 
PostScript (standard printer language).

So, in case you don't have specific requirements, I suggest you to use 
always pdflatex, since (in my opinion) there is no significant 
difference in quality for documents printed from pdf or ps.

happy latex-ing!

Alessandro


Il 16/10/2009 16:24, Michael Zylla ha scritto:
> Hi,
>
> i'm new to ProTeXt and although i'm working with it for only some days i'm really happy with it. But now i have a suggestion and a questions. At first the suggestion:
>
> After installing MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter, Ghostscript and GSView in this order (like it's recommended in the installation guide), i only found the following output formats in TeXnicCenter:
>
> LaTeX=>DVI	(opened with Yap)
> LaTeX=>PDF	(opened with Acrobat)
> LaTeX=>PS	(opened with Distiller and after that with Acrobat)
>
> I wondered why i had installed Ghostscript and GSView because it wasn't used. So i decided to uninstall TeXnicCenter and reinstall it. After that i had the following output formats:
>
> LaTeX=>DVI	(opened with Yap)
> LaTeX=>PDF	(opened with Acrobat)
> LaTeX=>PS	(opened with GSView)
> LaTeX=>PS=>PDF	(opened with Acrobat)
>
> So i installed everything in the order MikTeX, Ghostscript, GSView and at last TeXnicCenter. Wouldn't this be more reasonable or am i making a mistake?
>
> These different output formats now lead me to my question:
>
> If i'm right, i can create a PDf document in the following ways:
>
> LaTeX=>PDf
> LaTeX=>PS=>PDF
> LaTeX=>PS and use the Distiller after that
>
> How do these three options vary in their kind of creation? And which one leads to the best result for a printed document? Or are there maybe yet another/better ways for a creation?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Michael
>
>   
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