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       advi -- a DVI previewer and presenter with some eye candy effects for presentation.


       Active-DVI version 1.10.1


       advi [options] dvifile ...


       The  advi  program is a viewer for DVI files that also recognizes a new class of special's
       targeted to presentations via laptop computers:  various  visual  effects  can  easily  be
       incorporated  to  the  presentation, via a companion advi.sty LaTeX package.  If the input
       dvifile is a DVI file that has been  compressed  with  gzip(1)  or  bzip2(1)  it  will  be
       automatically decompressed.

       advi  is  also  a  full-fledged  graphical presenter that provides a wealth of effects via
       embedded applications. Embedded applications are arbitrary Unix programs that are launched
       on  demand  during the presentation; an embedded application may display its material on a
       devoted area of the slide, leading for example to live and/or interactive demos during the


       - Encapsulated Postscript File inclusion (using graphics package)

       - Effects for presentation (pause, delay, text color change)

       - Embedded applications for interactive demonstration

       - Pictures visualization via gpic(1) specials

       - Display of inlined Postscript using gs(1)

       - Font antialiasing that takes background colors into account

       - Page display is interrupted on user input

       - Resizing the page adjusts the magnification

       - Start displaying at a given page or at a given link reference

       - The file is reloading on signal SIGUSR1

       - Hyperlinks to other pages or slides

       - Active areas (execute an action when the mouse is over)

       - Background colors and images

       - Alpha blending for images

       - Bubbles, active anchors, annotations

       - Init files to set up options

       - Safety policy for embedded application

       - Scratching (interactive drawing and writing on slides during presentation)

       - Floating table of contents (either as hyperlinks on a regular LaTeX table of contents or
       as small images set up on a page)

       - Transitions (slide animations when changing pages)

       - Text movements

       - Integrated ``Laser pointer'' feature to point to the slide

       Notice that advi needs the kpsewhich(1) tool in order to  find  and  recompile  PK  fonts.
       (This program is part of the `kpathsea' library provided by many TeX distributions.)


       Options are :

              General debug

              Debug page motion

              Ignore background for antialiasing

              Print a copy of Postscript sent to gs(1) to stdout

              Change the cursor while loading images

              Print the current Active-DVI version, sub-version and release date

       -A     Set Postscript antialiasing (default is unset)

               Ask  mode:  launching  an  external application requires confirmation (this is the

       -bbox  Show the bounding box

       -bgcolor STRING
              Set default background color (Named or RGB)

       -browser STRING
              Command to call the browser (default netscape-communicator)

       -cache-dir STRING
              Set the cache directory (default /tmp)

              Turn pages with mouse clicks (see the doc)

       -crop  Crop the window to the best size (default)

              Disable EPS inclusion anti-aliasing

       -edit  Start in edit mode

       -exec  Exec mode: allow all external applications to be executed

       -fg    Draw in the foreground

       -fgcolor STRING
              Set default foreground color (Named or RGB)

       -film-viewer STRING
              Command to display film files (default mplayer(1))

              Adjust size to width

       -g GEOM
              Same as -geometry GEOM

       -gamma FLOAT (>0)
              Gamma correction of glyphs (default 1.000000)

       -geometry GEOM
              Sets the (maximum) geometry GEOM

       -hmargin DIMEN
              Horizontal margin (default: 1cm)

       -html STRING
              Make advi start at HTML reference of name STRING

       -image-viewer STRING
              Command to display image files (default xv)

              Background options are inherited from previous page

       -n     Echoes commands, but does not execute them.

              Prevents scaling from resizing the window (done if geometry is provided)

              Prevents resizing the window from scaling (done if geometry is provided)

              Disable cropping

       -nogs  Turn off display of inlined Postscript

              Suppress horizontal and vertical margins

              Switch pauses off

              Don't display a watch when busy

       -options-file STRING
              Load this file when parsing this option to set up options (to override the  options
              of the default ~/.advirc or ~/.advi/advirc init file)

       -page INT
              Make advi start at page INT

              Ask advi to write the current page number in a file (default is no)

       -page-number-file STRING
              Set the name of the file where advi could write the current page number (default is
              file 'advi_page_number' in the cache directory)

       -pager STRING
              Command to call the pager (default xterm -e less)

              Cancel all Active-DVI effects

       -pdf-viewer STRING
              Command to view PDF files (default xpdf(1))

       -ps-viewer STRING
              Command to view PS files (default gv(1))

              Show moveto

       -resolution REAL
              DPI resolution of the screen (min. 72.27)))

       -rv    Reverse video is simulated by swapping the foreground and background colors

               Safer mode: external applications are never launched

       -scalestep REAL
              Scale step for '<' and '>' (default sqrt (sqrt (sqrt 2.0)))

       -scratch-font STRING
              Set the font used when scratching slides (default times bold)

       -scratch-font-color STRING
              Set the color of the font used when scratching slides (default red)

       -scratch-line-color INT
              Set the color of the pen used when scratching slides (default red)

       -scratch-line-width INT
              Set the width of the pen used when scratching slides (default 2)

       -thumbnail-scale INT
              Set the number of thumbname per line and column to INT

              Create thumbnails for your slides and write them into cachedir

       -thumbnails-size STRING
              Fix thumbnails size (default 24x32)

       -v     Print the current Active-DVI version

       -vmargin DIMEN
              Vertical margin (default: 1cm)

       -w STRING
              A/a enable/disable all warnings

       -watch FLOAT
              Delay before the watch cursor appears (default 0.500000s)

       -help  Display this list of options

       --help Display this list of options

       Geometry GEOM is specified in pixels, using the standard format for specifying  geometries

       Dimensions  (for  options  `-hmargin'  and `-vmargin') are specified as numbers optionally
       followed by two letters representing units.  When  no  units  are  given,  dimensions  are
       treated  as  numbers  of  pixels.  Currently supported units are the standard TeX units as
       specified in the TeXbook (D. Knuth, Addison-Wesley, (C) 1986):

           `pt' (point), `pc' (pica), `in' (inch), `bp' (big point),
           `cm' (centimeter), `mm' (millimeter), `dd' (didot point),
           `cc' (cicero) and `sp' (scaled point).

       Note that dimensions are specified w.r.t the original TeX document, and do not  correspond
       to  what is actually shown on the screen, which can be displayed at a different resolution
       than specified in the original TeX source.


       Advi recognizes the following keystrokes when typed in  its  window.   Some  of  them  may
       optionally  be  preceded  by a number, called ARG below, whose interpretation is keystroke
       dependent. If ARG is unset, its value is 1.

       Advi maintains an history of previously visited pages organized as a stack.  Additionally,
       the history contains mark pages which are stronger than unmarked pages.

         ?       Quick info and key bindings help.

         q       Quits the program.

         ^X-^C (Control-X Control-C)
                 Quits the program.

         ^X-^F (Control-X Control-F)
                 Turn to full screen mode.

         ^F (Control-F)
                 Toggle to switch from full screen to normal mode and converse.

         ^<button> (Control + left mouse button)
                 Allow moving the page into the window (useful in full screen mode).

         return  If ARG is non zero, push the current page on the history stack, and move forward
                 ARG physical pages.

         n       Move ARG physical pages forward, leaving the history unchanged.

         p       Move ARG physical pages backward, leaving the history unchanged.

         <tab>   Push the current page on top of the history as a marked page, do no move.

         <space> Move to the next pause if any, or do as return otherwise.

                 Move ARG pages backward according to the history.  The history stack is  popped,

                 Move  ARG  marked  pages  backward  according to the history.  Do nothing if the
                 history does no contain any marked page.

         g       If ARG is unset move to the last page.  If ARG is the current page  do  nothing.
                 Otherwise,  push  the  current page on the history as a marked page, and move to
                 the physical page ARG.

         ,       Move to the first page.

         .       Move to the last page.

         c       Center the page in the window and resets the default resolution.

         <       Scale the resolution by 1/scalestep (default 1/sqrt (sqrt (sqrt 2.0))).

         >       Scale the resolution by  scalestep (default sqrt (sqrt (sqrt 2.0))).

         f       Load all the fonts used in the documents.  By default,  fonts  are  loaded  only
                 when needed.

         F       Does  the  same as `f', and precomputes the glyphs of all characters used in the
                 document.  This takes more time than loading the fonts, but the pages are  drawn

         r       Redraw the current page.

         R       Reload the file and redraw the current page.

         C       Erase the image cache.

         T       Process thumbnails (graphical table of contents for the show).

         t       Display thumbnails if processed or floating table of contents, or do nothing.

         ^X-l (Control-X l)
                 Toggle on or off the laser pointer.

         s       Turn on the write scratching mode (to interactively write on the slide). When in
                 scratching mode press ?  to get help.

         S       Turn on the draw scratching mode (to interactively draw on the slide).  When  in
                 scratching mode press ?  to get help.

         ^X-^S (Control-X Control-S)
                 Save  an image of the current state of the slide. The default image file name is
                 shot <n> where <n> is the next available integer number such that no  previously
                 saved  slide  image is overwritten. The default image format is PNG which is the
                 extension of the image file.

       A click on an hyperlink, push the current page on  this  history  as  marked  (unless  the
       target  page  is the current page) and move to the target page.  If the target is visible,
       it highlights the target.

       Moreover, the user can drag the currently displayed page in the window in order to  change
       its  relative  position.   (This is useful when the page is displayed at a resolution such
       that it cannot fit in the window.)


       Using the LaTeX style advi.sty provided with the package, you can  embed  some  Active-DVI
       specials  into  your  TeX  documents.   Advi interprets those specials to provide some eye
       candy features for your presentation. For the casual  user,  the  advi-slides.sty  package
       gives  a  truly  simple way to write a show for advi (see in the examples directory or the
       documentation inside the advi-slides.sty file for more information).

              Active-DVI stops rendering at the point of the document and wait a user key stroke.

              Delay the rendering at the point of the document for sec seconds.

              Define an "advi tag" named ``this'' to refer to the text enclosed in the  following
              brackets. The tag can be used to change the color of the text later.

              Same  as  \advirecord[play]{this}{material},  but  does not render the text at this
              point. You can display the text later, using the \adviplay macro.

              Display the texts associated with the tag ``this''.

              Display the texts associated with the tag ``this'', using the color ``col''.

       The  directory  examples  contains  a  lot  of  presentations.   Please   look   also   at
       test/demo*.{tex|dvi} and test/macros.{tex|dvi} for a rather comprehensive demonstration of
       Active-DVI capabilities.


       This program is distributed under the GNU LGPL.


       latex(1), kpsewhich(1), the user's manual (, and  the
       advi FAQ (


       Jun   Furuse   <>   Pierre   Weis  <>  Didier  Remy
       <>    inlined    Postscript,    hyperlinks    Roberto     Di     Cosmo
       <>  Xavier  Leroy <> gpic(1) specials Didier
       Le  Botlan  <>  Alan  Schmitt  <>  Alexandre
       Miquel  <>

       The  original  version of this manual page was written by Sven LUTHER <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system port of  advi  version  1.2.   This  page  has  then  been
       enhanced  and  updated for later versions of Active-DVI, and finally rewritten for version
       1.6 by Pierre Weis.

                                         October 07, 2005                                 ADVI(1)