DVIUtils Version 2

The programs described herein are not yet available (as of 19th April 1995), due to a changing brief for the project, and pressure of real work; they will be appearing on the CTAN servers when they are finished.

As of 23rd August 1997 they are still not available, due to even more pressure of real work, and lack of information about some proposed standards for TeX's \special commands. The working source in its incomplete state will soon be uploaded to ftp://ftp.tardis.ed.ac.uk/users/ajcd/dviutils2.tar.gz. and ftp://ftp.knackered.org/pub/dviutils/dviutils2.tar.gz

The source code for the development version of DVIUtils (pre-2.0) is available by anonymous CVS in a read-only repository at :pserver:cvs@cvs.knackered.org:/cvsroot/dviutils, checkout module ``dviutils'' with password ``anonymous''. Note that this version is not guaranteed to compile, and is not yet functional.

This is the second release of my DVIUtils programs, for manipulating TeX's DVI format files. The first release required the SeeTeX library to run; these programs are now entirely self-contained.

These programs come with NO WARRANTY, implied or express. Use at your own risk.

The programs contained are:

dpltodvi
Converts editable form of DVI files to binary
dvibook
Page rearrangement for booklet printing
dvicat
Concatenate DVI files
dvinup
A DVI page imposition utility (*)
dvisel
Page selector and re-arranger
dvisep
Colour separate a DVI file (*)
dvishow
Display information in DVI file
dvitodpl
Converts DVI files to a readable and editable form
dvitodvi
More general page imposition (*)
dvitovf
Turn each page into a character in a virtual font
dvixpand
Expand virtual font definitions
The programs marked (*) may insert or alter \special commands in the DVI file; the commands used are a subset of those recognised by Tomas Rokicki's dvips driver.

These utilities have been compiled under various flavours of Unix (SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.3), MSDOS and Windows NT. If you make changes to work under any other operating systems, please let me know.

Note: the programs in this archive are copyright (C) Angus Duggan 1994-1995. They may be freely redistributed without modification, as long as copyright notices are preserved.


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