[OS X TeX] Page size? (Using TeXShop and XeTeX and plain)

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Apr 15 05:12:16 EDT 2004

On Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 04:59  AM, Stephen Moye wrote:

> I need to format a particular document for 14"x8.5" (legal, 
> landscape). How
> do I tell this to TeXShop so that it displays that rather than the 
> default
> (letter)?
> Thanks
> Stephen Moye
> PS -- I could probably change the default, but that seems cumbersome.

Jonathan Kew just posted this on another list where xetex has been much 

> xetex -papersize=a4 is supposed to work; what do you get? Do 
> -papersize switches have any effect at all? You should be able to 
> specify a variety of sizes:
> 	a3
> 	a4
> 	a5
> 	b5
> 	letter
> 	legal
> 	tabloid
> and you can append ":landscape" to any of these.
> If you're running xetex with the -no-pdf option, to get an .xdv file, 
> you'd need to set the paper size with the -p option to xdv2pdf rather 
> than xetex's -papersize option.



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