On Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:18:39 +0100, Ron Fox <fox / nscl.msu.edu> wrote:

> Can't be that hard run latex about 3 times, once for the intial run.
> Once for references to get done right, once for any index to be created.  
> Then run the  dvi converter you want for the output format you want.

Even though it is possible, as far as the portable document format is  
concerned you do not want to first create DVIs and convert them to PDFs.  
That results in documents inferior to direct PDF generation. And depending  
on the document LaTeX runs take quite some time so it perhaps is no great  
idea to run LaTeX three times just to be safe. Only doing what is actually  
is necessary is the central concept of Makefiles and Co.

Josef 'Jupp' Schugt
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