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Re: How to create Tex documents

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  • Subject: [mg24501] Re: How to create Tex documents
  • From: "Atul Sharma" <atulksharma at>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 03:01:42 -0400 (EDT)
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I use MikTeX 1.2e without much problem. However, because of the virtual
fonts, you can't use YAP to view the compiled TeX document. You must use
DVIPS to convert the .dvi file to postscript, which can be viewed or printed
with Ghostscript/Ghostview. You will need to point Ghostscript at the
Mathematica type 1 fonts by adjusting the fontmap file. Paul Hinton has a
template for this, which you can find at

Detailed instructions for configuring MikTeX  are available at

and Ghostscript

Having said that, I have found it more convenient to use Adobe Acrobat to
create pdf documents incorporating Mathematica formulae and eps figures.
This can be configured as a 'one step' conversion and Acrobat 4.0 will also
output postscript format directly if you wish. If you prefer using MikTeX, I
would suggest installing a TeX Shell which will call DVIPS and ghostscript
as needed (I use TeXShell, available at



Oliver Tonn wrote in message <8l3f27$krl at>...
>I'm a student and I use Mathematica 4.0 for creating function plots. I also
>use MikTex 1.2e.
>I now want to create Tex files with Mathematica and compile them with
>MikTex, after that I want to watch them with yap and print them with
>ghostscript. I don't know how to install the fonts and styles of
>Mathematica. Has anyone a short instruction how to this.
>On the FTP-Server of Wolfram I only found an instruction for an other Tex
>Greetings Oliver Tonn

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