DVI Files

DVI stands for DeVice Independent file. These files are produced by TEX or LATEX to be read by a driver of some sort on your computer. There are many different types of output that a .dvi can be sent to, such as a printer, PostScript or PDF file converter, or your computer screen.

Viewing a DVI

You have already seen how to view a DVI file on the screen by using the View DVI button in the toolbar.

Printing a DVI

To print a DVI, you can use the same process that you used to create your document earlier (see the section called “Using Kile). At step 7, after clicking View DVI, select File->Print in the viewer, and if you have your printer properly configured, you will be able to print the DVI.

Converting DVI files

The toolbar gives the options of Converting a DVI to other formats. Once you have created a DVI from your LATEX source code, you will be able to export it to a format of your choice using the toolbar buttons.