usepackage. The package can operate using PDFTeX primitives, the hyperTeX
specials, or DVI driver-specific
specialcommands. Both dvips and Y&Y’s DVIPSONE can translate the DVI with these
specialcommands into PostScript acceptable to Distiller, and dvipdfm and dvipdfmx have
specialcommands of their own. If you use Plain TeX, the Eplain macros can help you create PDF documents with hyper-references. It can operate using PDFTeX primitives, or
specialcommands for the dvipdfm/dvipdfmx DVI drivers. While there is no free implementation of all of Adobe Distiller’s functionality, any but the implausibly old versions of ghostscript provide pretty reliable distillation (but beware of the problems with dvips output for distillation). For viewing (and printing) the resulting files, Adobe’s Acrobat Reader is available for a fair range of platforms; for those for which Adobe’s reader is unavailable, remotely current versions of ghostscript combined with gv or gsview can display and print PDF files, as can xpdf. In some circumstances, a ghostscript-based viewer application is actually preferable to Acrobat Reader. For example, on Windows Acrobat Reader locks the
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