[OS X TeX] Text area borders

Adam Goldstein adam.goldstein at jhu.edu
Wed Mar 22 21:02:39 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.

Regarding the exams, there is a package for writing exams, which will  
do a good job of spacing out the questions. You can also produce a  
version of the exam with solutions, and produce notation for each  
question indicating how many points it is worth, a space for totaling  
the points on each page, and other niceties. You can find it on ctan,  
I believe; it is by Philip Hirschhorn, and it is called exam.cls.

Maybe you already knew this and don't like the exam package, and  
that's why you are doing this on your own.

Adam Goldstein
Department of Philosophy
The Johns Hopkins University
adam.goldstein at jhu.edu

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