[OS X TeX] Is this geometry behavior correct?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Apr 5 10:42:00 EDT 2007

Am 05.04.2007 um 15:40 schrieb Herbert Schulz:

> The pdf produced via latex->dvips->ps2pdf (tex+ghostcript) appears  
> clearly in portrait orientation in TeXShop's viewer (didn't try  
> Preview) while the one produced directly via pdflatex processing is  
> in landscape mode.

And the text orientation?

Have you tried to invoke dvips with '-t landscape'? You know,  
simpdftex accepts some extra arguments for dvips or the distiller ...

DVI has no syntax to record the size of the area some text or  
whatever would be printed – this is known by (La)TeX. DVI 'has move  
to, choose this font at that size and draw the specified character.'  
So you need to tell dvips, dvipdfm(x), xdvi which paper in which  
orientation will be used. All have some DEFAULT value in mind for  
ease of use. But when *you* intend not to use it ...

The little utility dvitype can translate the DVI file's contents to  
something more readable.



"Isn't vi that text editor with two modes... one that beeps and one
that corrupts your file?" -- Dan Jacobson, on comp.os.linux.advocacy

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