Adobe Systems Inc. created the `Portable Document Format' in an effort to extend PostScript. PDF viewers are freely available (in particular, the Adobe Acrobat Reader) and often installed as `helper applications' along with Web browsers; this makes PDF a good choice for distributing high-quality typography on the Web.
The simple way to generate a PDF file on our workstations:
If the LaTeX file does not include PostScript graphics, then all you need to do is run pdflatex file.tex, which will generate a PDF file instead of a DVI file.
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