[OS X TeX] question about the geometry package

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Oct 21 10:37:29 EDT 2005

On Oct 21, 2005, at 8:51 AM, Morten Høgholm wrote:

> ...
> Geometry actually doesn't set the dvips driver itself even though  
> it could easily do so. One has to either edit the geometry.cfg file  
> so that it executes the dvips option or do it in the package  
> options as you did. When looking at the package I noticed two  
> places where it uses the presence of a pdftex primitive to  
> determine pdfmode. One is this one:
> ...


Thanks for the information. What does get executed if you use latex,  
i.e., pdfetex with the latex format and the dvi option set?

> ...
> I'll contact the author to a) encourage him to use ifpdf and b)  
> make geometry choose dvips if not running pdftex in pdf mode:
> \def\Gm at checkdrivers{%
>   \ifpdf
>     \Gm at setdriver{pdftex}%
>   \else
>     \Gm at setdriver{dvips}%
>   \fi
> % other drivers detected here.
>   ...}
> -- 
> Morten

Thank you very much. That sounds like a reasonable way to toggle  
between two defaults and still leave the possibility to choose a  
custom driver.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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