[OS X TeX] Is this geometry behavior correct?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 5 20:23:09 EDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 6:07 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> 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
> 	%%\ExecuteOptions{a4paper,dvips}
> line in geometry.cfg!


I've got two geometry.cfg files in the TeX distribution I'm using  
(gwTeX). One is only ``seen'' when you are running xelatex (i.e., it  
is in the .../tex/xelatex/... branch of the tree which is not  
searched when using (pdf)latex) and the other is in the .../doc/...  
branch; so there is no geometry.cfg file when using latex+etc. or  

> 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!

I agree. Maaten's seems to be the best (short term---at least in  
geologic terms) solution.

I was mostly interested in the ``strange'' (to me at least) behavior  
and can live with it.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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