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.DVI File Extension

File TypeDevice Independent Format File

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CategoryText Files

What is a DVI file?

Output file from a TeX-based program, such as LaTeX; contains typesetting information to be sent to a printer; requires a DVI driver, but is "device-independent," meaning it can be printed on almost any kind of typographic output device; similar to a PostScript (.PS) file.

More Information

DVI files are saved in a binary format, meaning they are cannot be read using a text editor.

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Updated 10/18/2016

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