[OS X TeX] Is this geometry behavior correct?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Apr 5 19:07:55 EDT 2007

Am 06.04.2007 um 00:21 schrieb Herbert Schulz:

> It certainly seems strange that geometry, which I use quite  
> extensively, hasn't been updated in quite a while (the date for the  
> present v.3.2 is 2002/07/08) while the binaries have been changing  
> around it.

Indeed! Something can have changed in the last five years. Herb, have  
you tried the verbose option of geometry? It should add a block of  
dimensions plus the name of the output driver to the LOG file. For me  
the name is left blank ...

> I really wish the documentation made all of this clearer.

There is on interesting sentence: "If you use VTEX environment or  
pdflatex command, this option is automatically deselected and changed  
to the corresponding driver option." I checked if pdfTeX and dvips  
among the options. Since I had verbose set, the driver reported was  
pdftex! And this also explains the


line in geometry.cfg!

So the moral is to use the block Maarten mailed (I am using it as  
well since some years, without exactly knowing why), and edit  
geometry.cfg at once!



There are three types of people in this world: those who can count,  
and those who cannot.

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