miktex-pdftex â DVI/PDF output from TeX
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Run the pdfTeX typesetter on
file.pdf. If the file argument
has no extension,
.tex will be appended to
it. Instead of a file name, a set of pdfTeX commands can be given,
the first of which must start with a backslash.
pdfTeX is a version of TeX that can create PDF files as well as DVI files.
In DVI mode, pdfTeX can be used as a complete replacement for the TeX engine.
The typical use of pdfTeX is with a pregenerated formats for
which PDF output has been enabled. The miktex-pdftex command uses
the equivalent of the plain TeX format, and the pdflatex command
uses the equivalent of the LaTeX format. To generate formats, use
In PDF mode, pdfTeX can natively handle the PDF, JPG, JBIG2 and PNG graphics formats. pdfTeX cannot include PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) graphics files; first convert them to PDF using epstopdf(1).
Pretend to be program
set program (and memory dump) name to
This may affect the search paths and other values used. Using this
option is equivalent to copying the program file to
Set the the maximum number of characters simultaneously present in current lines of open files and in control sequences between \csname and \endcsname. TeX uses the buffer to contain input lines, but macro expansion works by writing material into the buffer and reparsing the line. As a consequence, certain constructs require the buffer to be very large, even though most documents can be handled with a small value.
Disable automatic installation of missing packages. Specifying this option overwrites the global configuration setting in MiKTeX Options (see the section called âAutomatic Package Installationâ).
Sets \pdfdraftmode so pdfTeX doesn't write a PDF and doesn't read any included images, thus speeding up execution.
Enable encTeX extensions such as \mubyte.
Enable eTeX extensions.
Enable automatic installation of missing packages. Specifying this option overwrites the global configuration setting in MiKTeX Options (see the section called âAutomatic Package Installationâ).
Enable MLTeX extensions such as \charsubdef.
Fully enable the
construct. It is only partially enabled by default to avoid security problems.
When fully enabled, the command (which undergoes the usual
TeX expansions) is passed to the command interpreter.
The output of the command is not diverted anywhere, so it will not appear
in the log file. The command execution either happens at
\output time or right away, according to the
absence or presence of the \immediate
Give help and exit.
Set the output format mode, where
format must be either
Suppress all output, except errors.
Partially enable the
Set the minimum
number of characters that should be available for the
user's control sequences and font names, after the
compiler's own error messages are stored.
Must be at least
25000 less than
but doesn't need to be nearly that large.
Process the TCX table
Enable trace messages.
tracestreams argument, if speciefied, is a
comma-separated list of trace
stream names (ChapterÂ 9, Trace Streams).
Show version information and exit.