[Mac OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #219 - 01/26/02

John Vokey vokey at uleth.ca
Sun Jan 27 15:38:00 EST 2002

Thank you Ross, but that is not the difficulty.  It is in the 
*printing* (e.g., say, to a preview pdf) that the page size is 
stuck at one of the few options Apple's driver permits.  So, in 
creating the pdf, the content of the file may be properly sized, 
but is is placed on page sizes other than what I want.

On Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 06:00  PM, Ross Moore wrote:

>> Ok, I admit my question is not *directly* relevant to the 
>> list, but here
>> goes.  Under OS 9, I routinely created custom page sizes for 
>> the pdfs of
>> my documents using Adobe's printer driver (which contains a custom
>> option), rather than Apple's LaserWriter 8 (which doesn't).  
>> Now, in OS
>> X, I seem to be stuck with the equivalent of Apple's 
>> LaserWriter 8, and
>> I can no longer create custom page sizes for pdfs of either slides or
>> posters---the latter of which I just email to a company with a
>> large-scale printer to obtain beautiful, full-colour , 3' x 5' posters
>> for conferences.  Any suggestions on what I do now, under OS X with
>> TeXShop?
> Basically ou need to set the primitives:
>   \pdfpageheight
>   \pdfpagewidth
> to match the desired output page size and shape.
> Note that these are *not* the same as \LaTeX's \textheight and 
> \textwidth
> or TeX's \hsize and \vsize, which control just the area in which
> typesetting takes place.
> If you are using macro packages or style files that set the primitives
> based on other parameters, then you may need to experiment to find
> the best place for specifying what you want.
> (e.g. hyperref sets these from \paperheight  and \paperwidth )
> The 'geometry' package is very good for handling non-standard
> paper-sizes.
> Hope this helps,
> 	Ross Moore
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