# [OS X TeX] Re: Is this geometry behavior correct?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 5 20:36:30 EDT 2007

```On Apr 5, 2007, at 7:16 PM, Geoff Vallis wrote:

>> This is not a big deal since the [dvips] option is easy to enter. I
>> just thought geometry detected pdf/dvi mode automatically.
>
> I think it is a feature, not a bug, that you have to enter the
> [dvips] manually. If you use dvi mode when typesetting, the
> geometry package cannot know that you will subsequently be using
> dvips. You might use dvipdfm or dvipdfmx. I guess dvips is the most
> common option, and could be the default. But in fact you can just
> leave [dvips] in there all the time; when using pdflatex, this
> option will be overwritten I believe.
>
> Geoff

Howdy,

How strange! That seems to work! I wonder why they don't just do that
in the package so it gets it right \texttt{most} of the time.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)