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EmTeX for PCs running MSDOS or OS/2, MiKTeX and
XEmTeX for PCs running Windows and OzTeX for the Macintosh, all
come with previewers that can be used on those platforms. EmTeX’s
previewer can also be run under Windows 3.1.
Commercial PC TeX packages (see
have good previewers for PCs running Windows, or for Macintoshes.
For Unix systems, there is one ‘canonical’ viewer, xdvi
is a version of xdvi
libraries; it is now built from the same distribution
. The TeX Live distributions for Unix systems
include a version of xdvik
Alternatives to previewing include
- conversion to ‘similar’ ASCII text (see
converting to ASCII) and using a
conventional text viewer to look at that,
- generating a PostScript version of your document and viewing it
with a Ghostscript-based previewer (see
previewing PostScript files), and
- generating PDF output, and viewing that with
Acrobat Reader or one of the substitutes for that.
- dviware/xdvi; catalogue entry
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This is FAQ version 3.26, released on 2013-02-25.