[OS X TeX] Text area borders

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Mar 22 09:22:20 EST 2006

On Mar 22, 2006, at 9:10 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Is there a way to show on the pdf the "text area", that is the  
> rectangle where LaTeX places text (as opposed to crop marks which  
> show the "logical page")?
> This would be nice when writing exams for eyeballing how much blank  
> space to leave between questions and, if possible, not break a  
> question.

There was a nifty utility done a while back which showed these on- 
screen in a separate window, constructing it from the box information  
displayed in the log as I recall --- but I lost my copy long ago, and  
can't recall any specifics.

Peter Wilson's layout package generates images of these as well, or  
you could use esopic and some drawing package to place them though.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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