Viewing and Printing DVI Files Produced by TeX
on Computers Running Microsoft Windows


If you are using a computer using Windows, the following resources will allow you to view DVI files created by TeX or LaTeX. and to print them using any printer that your copy of Windows is driving. This collection also includes a complete set of fonts for use with a 600-dot-per-inch printer, such as a Hewlett Packard 5L, 5P, 6L, or 6P. If you have a 300 dpi printer and need fonts for it, they may be obtained from CTAN, The Archive of TeX Resources.

The DVIWIN software package is very versatile, even allowing for external printing programs (such as dvips). Press both mouse buttons, and up pops a movable magnification window. Version 2.9, included here, consists of two versions of Dviwin: One to run on 16-bit computers and one to run on 32-bit machines. Download the full package, to obtain all license information and help files. This full package also includes the GENPAK program, which will allow you to convert font files created by Metafont, such as those available on CTAN, into the compressed .pk files required by Dviwin. DVIWIN 2.9 is in zip form. When you unzip it you will find all the software for the 16-bit version, as well as another zip file containing the 32-bit version. You will also find below a copy of the necessary files to run the 32-bit program.

Download the program, and unzip it into the folder where you want the software itself to reside. There is no other program installation necessary, except that you may get an error message indicating that you have a duplicate copy of some .dll file, which is not allowed in Windows. Dviwin will search for dll's first in the program folder and then in the Windows\System folder (see the help file in the program package for further information).

You must also load a set of fonts in .pk form, for Dviwin to use for viewing and printing. To download the fonts supplied here, click on each of the two font packages below, and create folders with the same names as the font source and resolution directories here (or any variant thereof such that the numbers of the various resolutions are contained in the names). Download the corresponding zip file into each folder and unzip it there. Be careful to keep the files in the various resolution folders separate, since the names of font files are repeated many times and could otherwise overwrite eachother. You may merge the two font sources below if you wish, creating just one set of folders corresponding to the various resolutions.

After the program is installed, you must tell the program the basic resolution of the fonts you are using, the degree of magnification you want to use for viewing, and the location of the font files. All of this is done using the menus in the standard way and is explained in detail in the material acessible from the Help menu. To specify the location(s) of the font files, press Ctrl-D to get to the font location dialog box and enter all locations of fonts, separated by semicolons (as in the PATH command) if there are more than one. These locations can be anywhere that your computer can get to: other locations on the same disk as the program, other disks, network drives, or whatever. The format of the font location information is as follows: Suppose you have placed your program in the folder C:\DVIWIN and wish to place the fonts in two subfolders entitled CMFONTS and AMSFONTS, using the folder names in the download directories attached to this site. You would then enter into the font location dialog box:

c:\dviwin\cmfonts\dpi$r;c:\dviwin\amsfonts\dpi$r

Dviwin will then substitute the appropriate resolution for $r, as needed.



DVIWIN 16-Bit Program Files     600 dpi TeX Computer Modern and LaTeX PK Fonts
DVIWIN 32-Bit Program Files     600 dpi TeX American Mathematical Society PK Fonts


Last modified Friday, November 27, 1998

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