The output menu
We will assume that
book is the current
main TeX file. Also, we assume that
this file has been compiled successfully so that the file
The first line on the screen shows the current choice of printer type. If you did not
change it during this 4TeX session, it is the default printer type that can
be set in the file
texuser.<os>. It can be changed by pressing [T], see
The second line shows the print destination. If not changed during this session, it
indicates the default print destination set in the file
texuser.<os>. It can be changed
by pressing [D], see below.
The third line shows the current choice of viewer type. If you did not change it
during this 4TeX session, it is the default viewer type that can be set in the file
texuser.<os>. It can be changed by pressing [Y], see below. The viewer type can be
very different from the printer type, both in technology (e.g., PostScript or PCL) and
resolution (e.g., 600dpi or 204dpi).
The fourth line shows the currently chosen paper size. It may also display that you chose to print multiple pages per sheet (2-up, 4-up, etc.)
The fifth line indicates which emTeX viewer you use. The emTeX dvi viewer comes in two versions: a `normal' one (DviScr) and a `small' one (DviScrS). The latter needs less memory but is a bit slower. In case you want to view a dvi file that calls many fonts the `normal' viewer may run out of memory and abort.
The sixth line indicates whether or not the
.dvi file has to be devirtualized.
If you get memory errors when running the emTeX viewers, or when you
.dvi file with DVIwin you need to devirtualize the
.dvi file. The
.dvi file is devirtualized by the program DVIcopy. This takes some extra
When using a PostScript printer 4TeX uses partial font downloading. Partial font
downloading is only possible for PostScript Type1 fonts. It helps to keep your
PostScript output as small as possible by downloading only those characters of a font
that are needed in a particular print. At low resolutions (say, up to 500 dpi)
bitmapped fonts (
.pk files) may be more efficient, at high resolution Type1 fonts are
By default the Type1 versions of Computer Modern fonts are used for printing on
PostScript printers, so
psfonts.map will list, e.g.:
cmr10 CMR10 <cmr10.pfb
* cmr10 cmr10 <cmr10.pfb
fontmapby pressing [F] (see below).
The following keys are active in the output menu:
prints the file
book.dvi to the current
print destination, using the current print
options and assuming that the actual printing will be done on a printer of the current
views the file
book.dvi on the screen, using the current view options. See
Section 6.1.6 for further details on the viewing program.
change printer Type
presents a selection menu showing all printer types that are installed on your system. Select by using the cursor keys and press [Enter]. For a list of currently available printer types see Section 6.6. Set the printer type to match the printer that will be used to print file
book.dvi. See also part 6.
change print Destination
presents a selection menu showing all the print destinations that are installed on your system. Select by using the cursor keys and press [Enter]. Possible choices are
output to printer port LPT#
book.dvibeing printed on your own printer.
reroute output to serial port COM#
book.dvibeing printed on your own printer.
output to own binary file
book.x, where the extension
.xdepends on the current printer type. For example, if the current printer type is HP DeskJet, the binary file will be named
book.dj. How to print this file is explained above ( [B] ). Note: Binary files are difficult to read by humans. A PostScript binary file, however, consists of standard ascii and therefore can be read in any editor.
reroute output to file TEXPRINT.PRN on drive G:
texprint.prn. Also, if the file already exists the newly created output is appended to the file. Thus it is possible to combine several documents in one printable file. This option only applies if you run 4TeX on a Novell network.
reroute output to network printer #
book.dvibeing printed on the network printer #. The correct printer type is automatically selected. After the file is printed, the user is notified by a message on the screen.
change viewer tYpe
show Logfile of dvi driver
shows the logfile(s) created by DviHPlj and/or DviScr, DviDot, Dvips and/or Ghostscript. These files contain all remarks and error messages shown on the screen and a bit more (statistics on memory usage etc.). The logfile is displayed using the internal 4dos command list. Press [Esc] to quit. Under Windows 95/NT the program QuickEdit is used instead.
Move book.dvi to a:
moves the file
book.dvi to a floppy in drive A: (or B:, set in
texuser.<os>). This is
useful if no (high-quality) printer is connected to your computer. The file can now be
taken to another msdos computer on which TeX is installed and printed
Note: this works only if all fonts that are used in the document
book.dvi are present
on the host computer. This may for example not be the case if you incorporated
graphics generated by BM2font (see Section 7.4.2).
move Binary file book.lj to a:
book.lj exists, moves it to a floppy in drive A: (or B:, the
texuser.<os>). This is useful if no
(high-quality) printer is connected to your computer. The file can now be taken
to any other MS-Dos computer and printed there, simply by entering the
changes the print/view options. The default options are set in
pressing [O] a fill-in screen appears, containing six frequently changed options. For
each option the current setting is displayed in parentheses (see Figure 4.3). By
pressing [Enter] while the cursor is on the line of an option, this setting is accepted.
To change it, type a new value and press [Enter]. At any moment printing or
viewing can be started using the current options by pressing [Ctrl][P] or
[Ctrl][V] respectively. Press [Esc] to abort changing and recover the old
changes the print/view options. On pressing [A] a screen with the Change Options menu appears, showing many not so frequently used or changed options (see figures 4.4 and 4.5). By pressing [O] in this menu, the user can set all parameters described in the documentation of DviHPlj, DviPS, DviDot, DviScr, and DviScrs. To do so, type the relevant parameter values as described in the manuals and press [Enter] . To restore the old parameter values press [Esc] . If the printer type differs from the viewer type, 4TeX will ask you whether you want to change advanced options for the printer or the viewer. By pressing [P] or [V] the file
book.dvi will be printed or viewed respectively. Press [R] to return to the output
edit Fontmap files
loads the files
fontmap into the editor, so you can
adjust them to your needs.
Return to main menu
returns to the main 4TeX menu. Equivalent keys are [Q] and [Esc].
Note: In case you use the CD-rom and you have a printer/viewer that is not
present in the selection menu of all printer/viewer types, it is possible to
add a new type (or change an existing one). This is done by setting the
in the the file
texuser.<os>. The variable
will specify where 4TeX can find additional printer and viewer types.
Examples of files that define a new printer/viewer type (with the extension
.vie) can be found in the directory
prndest. When the
is not empty and you want to change the printer/viewer type
4TeX will ask which directory to search for types (i.e. the CD-rom or the
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