Compile LaTeX with pslatex, present with xpdf
Posted Sep 21, 2004 6:25 UTC (Tue) by komarek
In reply to: Presenting LaTeX with acroread
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
Nice trick with the page size. Another "trick" is to use "pslatex" (comes with TeTeX on most GNU/Linux distros). It uses scalable fonts instead of bitmapped fonts. These fonts seem slightly "tighter", and will save you one column on an 8-page conference paper (can be very useful sometimes!). Also, the .ps file from dvips comes out much smaller. Conversion to pdf with ps2pdf works fine.
I learned all this when Adobe called the feds in on Sklyarov. I still avoid acroread because of that.
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