[OS X TeX] Re: Paper Format

Roberto Avanzi roberto.avanzi at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 13:36:59 EST 2006

 >On Mar 11, 2006, at 03:43, Roberto Avanzi wrote:
 > > However, typesetting with
 > >  \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{llncs}
 > > at the beginning of the LaTeX source file, the size of the pages in
 > > the ps file generated by dvips is still a4 (I guess that's the
 > > format used by dvipdf too) hence I get weird displacements of the
 > > pages when printing doubly sided.  Is there a way to quickly change
 > > paper size for DVIPS without having to reconfigure the packages?
 > dvips -t letter

Of course I can use this option, which means going to the Terminal
(that I use a lot, but for other purposes).
In fact I was looking for a semiautomated configuration of my TeX
installation that did not involve going to the i-installer each time
(yes, I am lazy).  And one that for me involves adapting the
configuration to the environment where I am, just once, and then
TeXing away happily after that without bothering again.

What I finally did was to create two terminal scripts, one
called  "use letter paper.command" and containing the following lines


    texconfig dvips paper letter
    texconfig pdftex paper letter
    texconfig dvipdfm paper letter

(I could have added a similar line for xdvi if I used it).
and another one called "use a4 paper.command" with letter replaced by  
I just have to double click on them and they do all the cumbersome work
for me.  Then I can recompile or just
reclick on the dvi file, and TeXshop will recread the ps and pdf for me.


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