[OS X TeX] Is this geometry behavior correct?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Apr 5 13:22:36 EDT 2007

Am 05.04.2007 um 17:16 schrieb Herbert Schulz:

>> And the text orientation?
> Howdy,
> The text orientation is horizontal in both cases

OK, then there is no bug here.

> I think the point is that I thought the geometry package detected  
> the orientation and executed all the correct commands/specials  
> automatically. It appears that the algorithm it is using to  
> automatically detect which engine is being used doesn't quite work  
> properly since it needs ``help'' in picking out the correct engine.

Yes, it seems so. I checked the DVI output for the cases of with and  
without the dvips option and I can see that with the option on,  
specials are included:

	'! /landplus90 true store'

Could you check the documentation of the geometry package? And if it  
claims what can't be achieved, then it's worth to write the author a  
bug report.

I didn't check with TeX Live 2007 and I did not run 'pdflatex -- 
output-format=dvi <TeX file>' – not enough time this evening!



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