[OS X TeX] Default Paper Size

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 17 10:47:31 EST 2004

On 17 nov 2004, at 16:23, Herb Schulz wrote:

> As an aside, I always wondered why the default paper size when 
> installing
> (expert install) TeX on my system came up as a4 when my default is set 
> to
> ``US letter'' in my System Preferences -> Print and Fax pane. Using OS 
> X
> 10.3.6. I thought i-installer got the default from that setting.

No, I think the default is that of teTeX, which is A4 (as the software 
assembled in Germany).

It isn't very hard to get the default setting from the system 
preferences though:

defaults read com.apple.print.defaultpapersize DefaultPaperSize
gives "iso-A4" for me. The install script might be able to check for 
this and use
it as the default.


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