The DVI Mode and Driver


When producing the .pdf or the .html output, the typesetter does the entire job. Viewing and printing of these formats is done with standard third-party tools:

For working with the TeX-standard .dvi format you would need to use the VTeX dvi driver, vtexwd.exe

MicroPress considers the .dvi mode of operation obsolete. .dvi's do not offer any advantages over the .pdf and most of the new enhancements will be designed for the .pdf and the .html modes.

The VTeX Dvi driver program combines the functionality of such traditional TeX tools as

Rather than supplying a variety of driver programs, VTeX Dvi driver delivers all of the above within a single program. Different drivers are chosen with command line keys. Since only one program is involved, all the Dvi drivers share the same features and specials.

The Previewer

Previewer features

The PostScript Driver

This instance of the Universal driver has been optimized for PostScript printers. Its advantages include:

  • Automatic partial font downloading: only the characters needed in the document are shipped to the printer.
  • Fast writing bypassing Windows.
  • Selectable device resolution.
  • The LaserJet Driver

    This instance of the Universal driver has been optimized for HP LaserJets printers. Its advantages include:

  • Fast writing bypassing Windows.
  • Selectable device resolution (300 or 600 dpi).
  • The Dot-Matrix Driver

    This instance of the Universal driver has been optimized for older dot-matrix printers. Supported printers include

  • Epson
  • Panasonic
  • NEC
  • Toshiba
  • Star
  • Fujitsu
  • Pro-printer
  • HP InkJet
  • Older HP LaserJets in full-graphics mode
  • The Bitmap Driver