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README 3893 1612 deflated
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Contents of the README file


This is the distribution for DVIWIN 2.5 which is a DVI driver for previewing
and printing DVI files under MS-Windows 3.1. The following steps will help
you install the program as quickly as possible. Users of dviwin 2.0 should
only follow the upgrading steps; first time users should skip this part and
follow the initial installation procedure.

Upgrading from dviwin 2.0

1. Copy the files "dviwin.exe", "dviwin.hlp", "wbr.exe", "wbr.hlp",
"clipmeta.exe", "miscwin.dll" and "ctl3d.dll" over the old files
(remember that "ctl3d.dll" should go to the windows system directory).

2. Read or print the documentation files "", "dviwin.wri"
and "helpme.wri". There are quite a few changes in this version,
so please read these files.

3. Go to the Options submenu and add the suffix \$r to your font
directory. Otherwise, the program will NOT be able to find any
PK fonts.

4. Make sure that you have a statement "FILES=50" (or more) in your
config.sys file.

5. If you use a font substitution file, change it according to the
new method (uses dpi instead of TeX magnifications). The new
file should be called "dviwin.sub" instead of "texfonts.sub";
there is a sample substitution file in this release.

Initial installation

1. Copy "ctl3d.dll" to your windows system directory (eg., c:\windows\system)

2. Copy "dviwin.exe", "dviwin.hlp", "clipmeta.exe", "wbr.exe", "wbr.hlp"
and "miscwin.dll" in any directory specified in your PATH environment

3. Make sure that you have a statement "FILES=50" (or more) in your
config.sys file.

4. Make new entries in one of your Program Manager groups for the three
programs (dviwin.exe, wbr.exe, clipmeta.exe).

5. Read or print the documentation files "dviwin.wri", "wbr.wri",
"clipmeta.wri" and "helpme.wri" using the Microsoft Write program.

6. You will also need a collection of PK font files in various
resolutions; many such files can be found in the SIMTEL archives
or any of its mirrors. In general, you want to get resolutions for
your screen (between 100 and 208 dpi) as well as for your printer
(you will need 300-622 dpi for most laser printers). Most screen
fonts are in the files "" through "" in the
directory pd1: of simtel. When you get these files,
arrange them as following:

a. Make a "base" directory (eg., c:\tex\pkfonts)
b. Make a subdirectory under the base directory for each resolution.
The name of each subdirectory should simply be the resolution.
For example, you can make the subdirectories "c:\tex\pkfonts\300",
"c:\tex\pkfonts\329", "c:\tex\pkfonts\360" for the 300 dpi, 329
dpi and 360 dpi resolutions respectively.
c. Put your PK font files in the correct subdirectories according
to their resolution.

7. The first time that you run "dviwin.exe", go to the "Font Directory"
entry in the "Options" submenu and specify the base directory for
your fonts followed by \$r. In the above example, the font directory
entry should be "c:\tex\pkfonts\$r". If this step is not done, you will

8. Using a resolution between 100 and 145 dpi, open and see the file
"demo.dvi". This was produced from the file "demo.tex" and it reads
the graphics file "demo.wmf". As you will see, it is very easy to
combine text and graphics using this driver. You can also print the
file by issuing the "Print" command from the "File" submenu.

I hope that the above steps are clear. If there are any installation or
operation problems, please let me know.

Hippocrates Sendoukas
[email protected]

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