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Problem with dvi file when drawing a circle

Postby padam » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:55 pm

Hi

I have the following code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw (2,2) circle (3cm);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

I compile this .tex file using latex to get a dvi file. The problem is when I run yap viewer I get some funny curves instead of a circle. I will appreciate any help.
Thank you

Panayoths Adam

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:17 am

Hi,

welcome to the forum!

You could use pdfLaTeX and compile to PDF directly. DVI is not your final format anyway, but PDF, right?

Stefan
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Postby padam » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:07 am

Hi Stefan.
Right, I have already done that but the problem is the circle printed is not accurate. It should have a radius of 3cm but is quite a bit smaller. Because this is a math exercise I want to give to my elementary students, (how to measure geometrical shapes), I would be happy to have an exact 3 cmm radius circle. The same problem happened drawing a simple straight line which was corrected when I printed my document through dvi format. This is the reason I am trying to print this circle through dvi format hoping that I will have the desired accuracy. I would be gratefull if you can help,

Thank you
Panayoths Adam

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Postby padam » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:30 am

Finally it was my fault. In the printer window dialog I should select Scalng page: None.
So everyting is OK, subject closed.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:35 am

Thanks for letting us know!

Also I thought that it was a printer scaling setting, but I thought that would be the same then with DVI when printed. But ok, I guess you did not yet print DVI as the output was not ok there.

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