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Document 587

Message: DVI file has too few (less than 4) trailer bytes

Version: 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

Problem

Although LaTeX compiles the document without error, the TrueTeX Previewer cannot open the document and displays this error message:

Warning: DVI file has too few (less than 4) trailer bytes

Explanation

This situation can occur when using SWP or SW on a Macintosh under Virtual PC. Virtual PC allows directories to be shared between the Windows and Macintosh file systems. When DVI files are located in a shared directory, the error can occur.

Solution

Save your SWP or SW documents in an unshared directory.

Last revised 05/22/06

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